At King Orchards, our harvest season begins with cherry u-pick and raspberries at the beginning of July and ends with u-pick apples in the fall. We strive to provide the best orchard u-pick experience possible, offering a wide range of u-pick fruit throughout the summer and fall months. Located in the heart of Michigan’s famed cherry growing region with hills over looking Torch Lake and Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, there are spectacular views throughout the orchard. We are just 35 minutes north of Traverse City and 45 minutes south of Petoskey, offering two farm markets for convenient pick your own fruit from practically anywhere in Northern Michigan. Our trees are specifically pruned to meet the needs of our u-pickers with easy to reach fruit for children and adults. When you pick your own fruit, you get to wander through our beautiful orchard that we are so proud of and see exactly where your fruit is coming from.
Raspberry u-pick is open. Fall is a GREAT time to pick raspberries.
Black sweet cherry u-pick near Traverse City in Northern Michigan at King OrchardsSweet Cherries:
Sweet cherry u-pick is coming to a close. Thanks for a great season!
Montmorency tart cherry u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse City ready for picking, cherry juice concentrate, or piesTart Cherries:
U-pick tart cherries is closed for the season.
Fresh apricots on the tree ready for u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse CityApricots:
Apricot u-pick will not be open this year due to excessive hail damage therefore we want to manage the crop in our markets. We have apricots available in our markets as of 8/5.
Fresh Red Haven free stone peaches picked in half bushel baskets near Traverse City in Northern Michigan at King OrchardsPeaches:
We will not have peach u-pick due to excessive hail damage. We will have peaches available in our markets.
Fresh nectarines on the tree ready for u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse CityNectarines:
We will not have nectarine u-pick due to excessive hail damage. Nectarines are available in our markets as of 8/7. JUICY AND SWEET!
u-pick honeycrisp apples from King Orchards from dwarf trees near Traverse City in Northern MichiganApples:
Apple u-pick is OPEN at our M-88 Market!
Brothers John and Jim King, along with their wives Betsy and Rose and their children, have been growing fruit in Northern Michigan for more than 30 years. We are a first-generation farming family, growing into the second. We love the farming life and work hard to grow quality fruit. Our orchards are located on the northern edge of Michigan’s famed cherry growing region, atop glacier-formed ridges and rolling hills near Torch Lake and Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. We actively grow over 140 acres of Montmorency tart cherries, in addition to Balaton cherries, black sweet cherries, apples, peaches, pears, apricots, plums and nectarines. The quality of our harvest is second to none. Our US 31 Market houses our bakery and is making fresh pies, cookies, muffins, jams and jellies daily throughout the harvest season for both markets. Our fruit goes directly into our bakery items and jams and jellies. When calling our toll free number, you will ring into the M-88 Market where your cherry juice order will ship from. Both markets offer u-pick and we pick fruit, bakery items, and other farm goodies. We have embraced the differences from both these markets and the two locations together help to complete the King Orchards circle and offer convenience for our local customers.
For more information visit https://kingorchards.com/abouttheorchard/