Halloween is right around the corner, and there are plenty of places to buy pumpkins on the Old Mission Peninsula. Here’s our round-up of farms, markets and roadside stands offering pumpkins and other fall produce (those marked with an asterisk have pumpkins).
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*CHERRY CONNECTION OF EDMONDSON ORCHARDS
Owned by Dave Edmondson. 12414 Center Road (corner of Center Road and Island View Road), (231) 223-7130, Facebook. They also have a roadside stand at 12396 Peninsula Drive.
Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables in season, including pumpkins, apples, apricots, blackberries, nectarines, peaches, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, squash, sweet cherries, tart cherries and tomatoes.
- Summer 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fall 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- U-pick Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Hours vary depending on fruit availability.
*TABONE ORCHARDS & VINEYARDS
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, as well as jams, maple syrup and other goodies.
*SECRET GARDEN AT BRYS ESTATE
Fresh fruits, veggies and flowers in season (including their signature lavender), as well as a lovely gift shop where you can nibble a lavender cookie or enjoy a glass of lavender lemonade or warm spiked cider.
Hours, June – September 4:
- Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours, September 5 – October 30:
- Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*TWIN MAPLES FARM
Owned by Fred and Kay Dohm. 16625 Center Road. (231) 223-4494.
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, including the popular Honeycrisp apples and their own maple syrup.
Owned by Ben Bramer. 13130 Center Road.
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, including a wide assortment of squash, pumpkins and more.
Owned by the Holman Family/Cory Holman. 12926 Center Road.
Owned by the same family for more than 150 years, this centennial farm features a wide assortment of pumpkins, gourds, squash, Indian corn, corn stalks and more.
Owned by Roger and Martha Myers. 12655 Center Road. (616) 893-5827.
This small farm on the Old Mission Peninsula features pumpkins, squash and organically-grown rhubarb in season.
OLD MISSION FRUIT COMPANY
Owned by Bern and Cheryl Kroupa. 17044 Center Road. Apples on the stone wall across from Old Mission Tavern. Bern Kroupa (231) 313-9646; Luis Ortiz (231) 709-5723.
Huge assortment of apples in season, including Gingergold, Macintosh, Gala, Empire, Jonathon, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Honeycrisp.
SULLIVAN’S FRUIT STAND
Owned by Jim and Shirley Sullivan. 14325 Center Road, just north of Mapleton on the west side of the road. (231) 223-7281.
Large assortment of fresh fruits and veggies in season, including plums, pears and apples. A popular favorite is their Honeycrisp apples, which are crispy and juicy, with the sweetness of honey. They’re exceptionally good keepers and one of the most popular fresh eating apples in the Midwest. They also have an assortment of Moomer’s Ice Cream.
BUCHAN’S BLUEBERRY HILL
This hundred-year-old family fruit farm offers pick-your-own blueberries, apples, and peaches; fresh home-made ice cream made with their own fruit; fresh-pressed apple cider in season (non-pasteurized); fresh-baked pies, pastries, and other goodies; fresh picked vegetables grown on their farm.
Also visit with Niko, their 8-year-old blue and gold Macaw, who is super cute and talkative.
- Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday kids 12 and up only. Thursday – Sunday all pick. U-pick Hours may vary. It’s always best to call before you come out to check picking availability.
BETWEEN THE BAYS – WARREN ORCHARDS
Owned by Wendy Warren and Jeremiah & Tanya Warren. Two Locations: Farm, 2705 Island View Road; Purple Stand, 8169 Center Rd. (see it on our OMP Map and Business Directory), Wendy (231) 590-2363, Jeremiah (231) 645-8300; email, Website, Facebook.
This family farm has served the Old Mission Peninsula community for nearly 150 years, and offers the freshest, highest quality produce available, including cherries, apples, saskatoons, peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots.
Other local fruits and vegetables are purchased to round out their inventory. Local honey, maple syrup, jams and baked goods are also available. Don’t miss Wendy’s home-made breads and pies from scratch in a variety of flavors. Pick one up at the stand, or call and have one made especially for you.
Market Hours (both locations): Sunday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD
Owned by Margrit Kuehnis. 12467 Center Road. (231) 223-4642.
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, including pears, apples and fresh-cut flowers.
Owned by Dean Johnson. 14490 Center Road (about a half-mile past Mapleton, on the right side of the road). (231) 223-7400.
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, including a wide assortment of apples.
NICHOLAS FARMS & VINEYARD
Owned by Fidel Trujillo. 13046 Center Road.
Fresh fruits and veggies in season, including tomatoes, onions and peppers.
OLD MISSION FLOWERS
This self-serve specialty cut flower garden features a huge assortment of flowers, including carnations, coneflowers, daisies, gay feathers, iris, lilies, peonies, snapdragons, roses, zinnias and many more.
Hours are dawn to dusk, and Ginny says the best time to cut flowers is in the cool of the morning or evening. Containers, water, flower preservative and scissors are available, and there are also notepads and pencils for you to keep track of what you pick.
HOOPER’S FARM GARDENS
The Hoopers have enjoyed 27 years together on the Old Mission Peninsula building Hooper Farms into a thriving U-pick Garden and Wedding Floral destination. They are both Master Gardeners through MSU extension, as well as members of The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City.
They offer a wide assortment of U-Pick flowers, and are open dusk til dawn.