Luscious Michigan Cherries | Best Farms for U Pick Cherry Picking! | Where to Pick Tart and Sweet Cherries in Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Coloma, South Haven, Ludington, Berrien Springs


Luscious Michigan Cherries | Best Farms for U Pick Cherry Picking! | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Don't you just love Michigan Cherry Season? There are fun cherry festivals and lots of U pick cherry farms for tart cherries in Michigan!  Grab our interactive map of Michigan Cherry Farms and you will be berry picking in Michigan today!

Here's a great list of Michigan U-Pick cherry farms located in the Northwest, Northeast and Southeast quadrants of lower Michigan, plus the upper peninsula!

Pick tart and sweet cherries in Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Coloma, South Haven, Ludington, South Lyon, Rockford, Northport, Fenton, Armada, Sparta, Onekama and Berrien Springs. 

Buy local and support our farmers!


Interactive Map of Cherry Picking in Michigan 

Click here for a live Google Map of Places to Pick Michigan Cherries  

How to Use the Interactive Cherry Picking Michigan Map Above

  • Zooming in: Click on the plus and minus buttons at the bottom left of the map to narrow in or out of the map. Or scroll with your mouse or use two fingers on your phone.
  • Moving the Map: If using a mouse, click on the little hand icon to move the map around. 
  • More Info: Click or touch the colorful pins to obtain more information about the event or schedule. 
  • Drop Down Menu: Click or touch the square with the small arrow on the upper left side of the map for a drop down menu to find particular events or locations.
  • Expanded Map View: Click the grid marks on the upper right of the map to expand the map.

Let's start berry picking in Michigan!  The Michigan cherry season is relatively short, so be sure to visit these cherry farms in Michigan soon!


Can You Pick Cherries in Michigan?

Absolutely!  Michigan tart cherry total production per year is around 65.6 million pounds!  See our interactive map of the best farms for U Pick cherry picking in Michigan!


What Month is Best for Cherry Picking?

Cherries are usually available beginning/mid-July through mid-August depending on the location of the farm and their varieties (sweet or tart).  See our list of fantastic u pick cherry farms in Michigan below and our interactive map above!

Tart cherries make fantastic cobblers, pies and are perfect for fresh eating!

When Can You Pick Cherries in Michigan?

Generally, cherry picking season begins in the beginning of July and runs through mid August. Of course, cherry production is weather dependent. 

See our places for awesome cherry picking Michigan below!


Check Out These Fantastic U Pick Farms for Cherry Picking Michigan


    All of these cherry farms in Michigan and u pick cherries are listed on the interactive map above so you can easily find berry picking near you! 
    You can go cherry picking in Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Coloma, South Haven, Ludington, South Lyon, Rockford, Northport, Fenton, Armada, Sparta, Onekama and Berrien Springs and all across our state!
  • Be sure to contact or check the websites/Facebook page of these farms to make sure they are open and to obtain their hours and prices.

Third Coast Fruit Co., 100% Family Grown Local Produce, 555 Wilson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686, Beginning of July - August 15, 2021

King Orchards - 4620 M-88, Central Lake, MI 49622 

Santucci Farm - 11999-11595, M-37, Traverse City, MI 49686

Cherry Connection - 12414 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Fruit Acres Farms Cherry U-Pick - 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038

Klenk Orchards Inc - 3888 10 Mile Rd NW, Sparta, MI 49345

Rasch Cherries - 17647 40th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403

Moelker Orchards & Farm Market - 9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Stovers Farm Market & U Pic - 7837 M-139, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Rennie Orchards - 11221 Monroe Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Grange Fruit Farm - 1900 13 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Erwin Orchards - 61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178

Hallstedt Homestead Cherries - 8227 N Matheson Rd, Northport, MI 49670

Wasem - 6580 Judd Road • Milan, Michigan 48160

A.W. Overhiser Orchards - 6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090

Apple Valley Orchards - 9091 Northwood Hwy., Onekama, MI 49675

Blake's Big Apple - 71485 North Ave, Armada, MI 48005

Brookwood Fruit Farm - 7845 Bordman Rd. Almont, MI 48003

Christofferson Farms - 3441 S. Morton Rd. Ludington, MI 49431

Spicer Orchards - 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430


Per a research article by Michigan State University, 


Michigan leads the nation in the production of blueberries and tart cherries. 

Per their article, Michigan ranks second, only to California, in agricultural diversity. Michigan also ranks first in the nation in the production of fruit crops of tart cherries and blueberries. Cool, huh!


Traverse City Cherry Festival


The Traverse City Cherry Festival is an incredible week long festival celebrating cherry everything!

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”

― Samuel Butler

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