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Monday, June 27, 2011

Farm Markets and Roadside Stands.

by Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

What could be more fun than buying a quart of deep red, sweet cherries at a roadside market? What could awaken your senses more quickly than tasting a golden, crisp and jucy apple just off the tree? What could be more delicious than either? The cherries are still cool from the spring water in which they were plunged right after being picked, and the bright sun reflects off of the droplets. The apples have a tart-sweet taste, and a full, clean fragrance new to you.

For cherries, apples and many other fruits and vegetables, you can also choose between picking them yourself and buying them after the farmer has picked them. Either way, you'll be eating truly fresh fruit that has been allowed to ripen completely, becoming firm and flavorful.

Approximate Harvest Times:
Early July: Sweet Cherries
Mid to Late July: Sweet Cherries, Tart Cherries, Peaches, Apricots
Early August: Sweet Cherries, Tart Cherries, Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Apples, Raspberries
Mid August: Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Raspberries, Blackberries
Late August: Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Raspberries, Blackberries
Early September: Nectarines, Apples, Plums, Grapes
Mid September: Grapes, Apples
Mid October: Apples, Pumpkins
Acme Farm Market
Next to the Stained Glass Cabinet Company, 4160 M-72 East. Uncle Kenn's Kettle Corn (watch it made), homemade baked goods, plants and hanging baskets, eco-friendly soils/fertilizers, Hypertufa planters, wildflower suncatchers, fruits and vegi’s (in season), and more. Saturdays during the Summer 9am - 1pm. Interested vendors call 231-938-2007.

Buchan's Blueberry Hill
U-Pick or Picked Blueberries, Peaches & Apples. Seasonal vegetables - call for picking info. Homemade ice cream. Monday-Sunday
1472 Nelson Road
Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City
(231) 223-4846

Cedar Hedge Gardens
HOSTA! Over 500 varieties of hostas to purchase. Four acres of walking gardens on a quiet lake setting. No credit cards accepted.
9948 Harmony Drive
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 275-5468

Cherry Connection/Edmondson Orchards
Farm market, fruit stand, u-pick. Cherries, peaches, raspberries, pumpkins, corn, honey, dried cherries, juice.
12414 Center Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 223-7130

Covered Wagon Farm Market & Bakery
Local fruit, garden produce, sweet corn, home baked goods (made on site), handcrafted baskets. 8996 M-204
(also known as E. Duck Lake Road)
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
(231) 271-6658
Visa , MasterCard

Downtown Farmers Market (Sara Hardy Farm Market)
Between Cass and Union Streets, parking lot off Grandview Parkway (across from Clinch Park). Fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers and baked goods. Every Saturday, mid-May thru October. Wednesdays, mid-June thru September.
Traverse City, MI>

Friske's Farm Market
Fruit stand (seasonal fruits, etc. - some u-pick. Great variety of fruit products); Bakery; Cafe; Country Haus Gift Shop; Playground; Barnyard animals. Open Mon.-Sat. Year 'Round!
10743 N. US 31
Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 599-2604

Gallagher's Farm Market
Fresh fruits and vegetables in season. Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apricots, peaches, blackberries & apples. Home baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, local wines & cherry products, Petting farm. Corn maze. Open daily June - October.
7237 M 72 West (3 1/2 miles west of TC on M 72)
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1689

Hoxsie's Farm Market
Cherries, apples, pumpkins, pies, breads, cookies, and other baked goods, jams, salsas, dried cherries & cherry products, ice cream. Corn maze. Wagon rides to the U-pick apple orchard & pumpkin patch. Open July - Oct, 7 days a week.
6620 M-72 E
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 267-9087
(231) 267-5264
Visa, MasterCard

King Orchards
Two markets - US 31, 9 miles north of Elk Rapids and M 88, 3 miles north of Central Lake. U-pick fruit and market. Open 7 days a week June - November.
4620 N. M 88 Highway
Central Lake, MI 49622
(877) 937-5464
Visa, MasterCard

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