Autumn in Pure Michigan is all about finding the perfect place to pick – whether a peck of crisp, juicy apples or a wagonful of pumpkins! So, bring those scarves and sweaters out of hiding and get ready to enjoy some of our favorite u-pick farms and orchards in West Michigan, where autumn adventures are ripe and ready, all harvest season long!
Apples all over, sweet and tart cherries, patches full of pumpkins, and endless grown-on-site goodness abounds at this year-round favorite. Take in the warm, homey feeling of a fall hayride through the orchard, sip wines and hard ciders at the barn’s cozy basement tasting bar, weave your way through the corn maze or along the five-mile outdoor trail that winds through the orchard, and spend an entire afternoon exploring the beauty and bounty of this one-of-a-kind autumn oasis. Whatever you do, don’t leave without a stop inside the Apple Haus for fresh cider and warm donuts (from Pumpkin Spice to Maple Bacon)!
Pick your own apples and pumpkins here, and simply enjoy a day well-spent together with tractor-pulled wagon rides, cozy bonfires ready for roasting s’mores, and all the stuff fall dreams are made of. Swing into the Cornucopia Farm Market to purchase more fresh produce, get lost in the straw and corn mazes, play a round of Pumpkin Putt-Putt, and be sure to stop by the Farm Animal Petting Zoo!
At Schwallier’s in Sparta, what started as a humble roadside stand has since grown into a thriving farm market packed with family fun! Stop into the Farm Animal Barn, mosey through the Corn Maze, take a wagon ride together, and pick your own apples, raspberries, and pumpkins, all in one place. Afterward, stop into the on-site store for everything from homemade donuts to hot mulled cider, and take home some farm fresh honey or a homemade apple pie!
Visit this century-old farm to pick at the peak of freshness from the on-site pumpkin patch and apple orchard, shop locally-grown fruits at the Farm Market, or stop into the Old Bell Bakery for pastries, dumplings, hand-dipped caramel apples, and homemade fudge. Afterward, cozy up on a horse-drawn wagon ride through the orchard to top off the day of fall delights.
Blok’s brings the orchard to your table, on a family-owned farm that started in 1965 with just 29 acres of apple and peach trees. Today, this Ada favorite is flush with apples, blueberries, peaches, and cherries, alongside tomatoes and farm fresh vegetables, too.
Stop at Orchard Hill to pick your own pumpkins and apples, or purchase other local favorites (think: honey from on-site hives, farm fresh eggs, squash, gourds, and more). And, while you’re here, be sure to grab some fresh-pressed cider (by the glass or by the gallon!) and enjoy a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, and a nature trail, all on site.
This West Michigan orchard frequents many local farmers markets – but a visit to their site (southwest of Grand Rapids between Grandville and Standale) is well worth the trip, too! Enjoy fresh apples and cider starting in September, pick your own pumpkins starting the first weekend in October, and simply enjoy this festive farm market (possibly with a ride through the orchards on their custom-made wagon!).
From Steffens Orchard Market to Klein’s Cider Mill & Market, Fruit Ridge Country Markets brings the best of “The Ridge” (an agricultural wonderland just northwest of Grand Rapids) to your basket. Peruse the entire Fruit Ridge Country Market Guide to find your favorites and start experiencing Pure Michigan fall flavor at its finest!