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Almar Orchard
1431 Duffield Rd., Flushing -- Genesee County
e-mail Almar
(810) 659-6568 Fax (810) 659-7787
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open all year with apples, bakery, cider mill. Petting zoo with llamas, reindeer, horses, and farm animals. 150 acres of fruit with guided tours by appointment. Horse drawn hayrides and sleigh rides by appointment. Fall Harvest Festival the third weekend in September.

Apple Lane Orchard
Flint -- Genesee County
Phone: 810-736-7622
U-pick and ready-picked apples including many old varieties such as Wolf River, Northern Spy, Tolman Sweet, Grimes Golden and Snow. Also, cider, pumpkins, squash and deer apples.
U-pick Sept. 12 until Oct. 25, weekends only. Sales room Sept. 12 until Jan. or Feb., every day. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m. closed Sun. after Thanksgiving.
Driving Directions:
>From I-475, Exit 11 (Carpenter Rd.) Go E on Carpenter Rd. 2 mi. to Center Rd. turn right 200 yards to 4460 N. Center Rd., Flint.

Bintz Apple Farm
4540 N River Rd. Freeland
Freeland -- Saginaw County
Phone: 989-781-2590
Apples grown here by licensed horticulturalist
Open: September and October, everyday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Apples: McIntosh, Northern Spy, Wolf River, Cortland and many more

Eastman's Antique Orchard
U-Pick Drive Through
Wheeler, Midland County
Phone: (989) 842-5684
Open: late July (early apples) through October
Description: We have over 1700 varieties of apples: international, modern and antique, including many rare antique apples. Most or our trees are dwarf trees for easy picking.
Driving Directions: If coming from the East take M-46 west from Saginaw. Go 4 miles past the city of Merrill to Woodbridge Road, than turn 4 miles north to County Line Road. If coming from the West on M-46 go 3 miles past the city of Breckenridge to Woodbridge Road, than turn 4 miles north to County Line Road. The orchard is on the corner of County Line Road and Woodbridge Road.

Fuhr's Valley View Fruit Farm
Imlay City -- Lapeer County
Phone: 810-724-0314
Beautiful fall raspberries, ready picked or u-pick. Also, apples, cider pressed on site and home grown vegetables.
Open seven days, late Aug-Thanksgiving 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Thanksgiving till Christmas, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Driving Directions:
East-West take I-69 to Imlay City Exit. Farm is 6 mi. N of I-69. North-South take Van Dyke (M-53) to the signs 5 mi. N of Imlay City.

Hemmeter's Farm Market and Greenhouse
Saginaw -- Saginaw County
Phone: 989-792-8381
Description:
Fresh baked goods, apples, blueberries, peaches, grapes and plums. Petting zoo, picnic area, Fall Festival in Oct., ice cream cones and food. Spring bedding plants and geraniums grown in our 10 greenhouses. In June, pick your own strawberries. July-Sept., fresh sweet corn (over 40 varieties), melons, tomatoes, seedless watermelons and much more. Open May 1-Nov. 1, everyday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Driving Directions:
Saginaw Township, Saginaw. Take I-75 to I-675 to Tittabawassee Rd. Exit, then W 4 mi. to Lawndale Rd., then 1 mi. S at the corner of Lawndale and McCarty.

King's Mill
622 S. Main, Almont -- Lapeer county
(810) 798-8214  Fax (810) 798-3361
Step back in time to 1843 - at King's Mill, a Michigan historic site, making fresh apple cider, frycakes and apple pies mid-September through October.
In addition you will enjoy shopping the two floors of antiques and country goods in our Stoney River Mercantile.
Our café, "The Keeping Room", offers a light lunch and homemade desserts. The Mill Pond and creek are out back for your enjoyment also.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed Monday.

Koan's Orchard
12183 Beecher Rd., Flushing -- Genesee County
(810) 659-8720
Labor Day through May 31
Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Apples - McIntosh, Cortland, Paula Red, Red and Yellow Delicious, Empire, Spy, Winesap, Ida Red, Jonathon, Jonagold, Gala, Fuji, Mutsu, Snow. Sweet cider, donuts, jam & jelly, sugar-free jam, sugar-free candy, popcorn, dried flowers, fall mums, pumpkins, squash, gift baskets for Christmas and many more food items. Applefest first Sunday in October.

Leipprandt Orchard
Pigeon -- Huron County
Phone: 989-453-2851
Description:
School children tours, 35 varieties of apples, cider, pumpkins, mums, dried flower arrangements and wreaths, fresh donuts (weekends), beans, jams & jellies.
Driving Directions:
>From Pigeon, 4 mi. N, 1/2 mi. E

McCallum Orchard
Jeddo -- St. Clair County
Phone: 810-327-6394
e-mail McCallum Orchard Description:
McCallum Orchard offers apples, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, grapes, pumpkins, donuts, jams, jellies and cider. It has a real farm atmosphere perfect for families. Open July 1-Nov. 15, seven days a week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Driving Directions:
>From Port Huron, take M-25 1-1/2 mi. N of Lakeport State Park to Harris Rd. Turn left (E) 3 mi. to farm.

Miller Family Orchard
Vasser -- Tuscola County
Phone: 989-823-2891
Description:
Honey, jellies, jams, gifts & crafts, cider, cherries, sweet cherries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and homemade pies & donuts. Plums, u-pick apples & cherries in season, shipping gifts,
Open 361 days a year, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Driving Directions:
2-1/2 mi. N of Vassar on Vassar Rd. 17 mile E of I-75, Sandusky Exit. 14 mi. NE of Frankenmuth at M-46 & Vassar Rds.

Montrose Orchards
Montrose -- Genesee County
Phone: 810-639-6971
Description:
We grow apples, asparagus, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums, pears, pumpkins & Christmas trees. Visit our farm market & bakery for quality fruits, delectable treats, gift items & gift baskets and boxes. Watch cider pressing! Fall activities include: school/group & weekend tours, Pumpkin Fantasyland wagon rides, arts & crafts show. Picnic area & facilities available by appointment, all year.
Open April 15-Dec. 31, Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. Reduced winter hours.
Driving Directions:
Between Flint and Saginaw from the Clio/Montrose Exit (#131) off I-75, W 6 mi. to Seymour Rd., then N 1 mi. Or from the M-57/M-13 intersection, E 3 mi. to Seymour Rd. then N 1 mi.

Moore Orchards
Midland -- Midland County
Phone: 989-832-3560
Description:
Over 100 antique and newer varieties of apples, cider, honey.
Open weekends September and October 9 am to 5 pm.
Driving Directions:
Located 5 miles south of Midland. Take Poseyville Road to Gordonville Road; go left 1 mile to Sasse Road.

Mueller's Orchard
6036 Lobdell Rd., Linden
e-mail Mueller's
(810)735-7676   Fax (810) 735-7478
July through December,
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
A family owned orchard, established in 1890, in southern Genesee County. Retailing fresh fruit, cider, caramel apples, honey, jams, jellies, gift baskets, UPS gift box and basket shipping. We also have a festival scheduled for the fall; Car Showcase, "The Apple of Your Eye", September 26 & 27. Proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Pankiewicz Farm Cider Mill
10377 Lindsey Road
Casco, MI 48064
St. Clair County
Phone: (586) 727-9051
Open: Mid August thru third week of November. Open 7 days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm -- weekends only in November
Description: "State of the Art" cider mill in a quiet country setting. We make our cider every weekend in a viewer-friendly mill. Snack bar, country store, sheltered picnic area, home grown produce. We feature apple-cinnamon donuts daily and also pumpkin donuts on the weekends. Come visit with Farmer Clem our "animated" employee.
Apples: Red and Yellow Delicious, Red Rome, Macintosh, Jonathon, Northern Spy, Paula Red, Ida Red, Gala, Mutsu. More varieties coming soon.
Other Fruit: Plums, Grapes, Pears, Canning tomatoes
Directions: I-94 exit 248 (26 mile rd) east to County Line Rd. North on county Line to Lindsey east on Lindsey. Second Building on the right.
Website: Visit the Pankiewicz Farm Cider Mill website

Parker's Orchard
Millington -- Tuscola County
Phone: 989-871-3031
Description:
Variety of apples, fresh cider, apple cider donuts, honey, popcorn, preserves, caramel apples, candies and slicer/corers. 2nd Annual Harvest Festival: Oct. 10-11, 1998, Antique Gas Engines Exhibitors, craft show (rental space available), free admission, hourly cider pressing, musical programs, Sat. and Sun. of festival. Tours by appointment.
Open Sept.-Jan., Mon.-Sat., 9:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 1:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Driving Directions:
15 mi. E of I-75 and Frankenmuth, 1-1/2 mi. E of M-15 in Millington. 1/3 mi. N off Millington Rd.

Past Tense Cider Mill
Lapeer -- Lapeer County
Phone: 810-664-5559
Description:
Apple cider, apples, farm-made hand-dipped ice cream, bakery donuts, huge country store, year around Christmas, silk florals, country decorating accessories, and Dept. 56 collectibles. October harvest festival, special events throughout the year.
Open all year, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed major holidays.
Driving Directions:
Take M-24 2-1/2 mi. N of Lapeer to Daley Rd., turn right. Go to Farnsworth Rd., turn right.

Porter's Orchard
Goodrich -- Genesee County
Phone: 810-636-7156
Description:
Apples, cider, donuts, popcorn, honey, maple syrup, preserves, pick your own apples and school tours.
Open Aug,-Dec., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. Jan.-July, Mon.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Sun 1:30-6 p.m.
Driving Directions:
We are located 1-1/2 mi. E of M-15 in Goodrich on Hegel Rd. Take M-15 S from I-69 or N from I-75, turn E at the blinker light in Goodrich.

Uptegraff's Orchard
5350 N. Gale, Davison
(810) 653-4577
September and October 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. everyday
Pick your own or ready picked McIntosh, Cortland, Jonee, Red and Yellow Delicious, Empire and Ida Red. Cider during October.

Wolcott Orchards
3284 W. Coldwater, Mt. Morris
(810) 789-9561  Fax (810) 789-9567
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Apples, cider, bakery, donuts, jams, jellies and honey. Festival last weekend of September with large craft show.

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