Apples and Pumpkins and Gourds, Oh My!

By: Scott Davis | October 16, 2017

No fall decor is complete without a Jack-O-Lantern on the porch or a bushel of apples in the kitchen. While you can get pumpkins and apples at your local grocery store, there’s something about going out on an autumn afternoon and picking your own that seems so rewarding. So whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin for carving, or need some fresh apples for the kitchen, here are five orchards or markets in metro Detroit where you can pick the perfect produce.

Bennett Orchard

Located in Ottawa Lake, Bennett’s Orchard has been providing quality fruits and vegetables to the community for over 50 years. You’ll be able to select from a wide array of apple choices as the orchard offers Macintosh, Red & Golden Delicious, and Winesap. If you’re looking for that perfect pumpkin, Bennett’s has you covered as they offer numerous sizes from their pumpkin patch.

Coleman’s Farm Markets

Coleman’s Farm Markets always features the freshest produce throughout the year, but throughout the month of October they’ll be offering the best pumpkins to decorate your house. From tiny pumpkins for inside decorations, to large ones to carve Jack-O-Lanterns, or even bales of straw to display them on, Coleman’s will help you get your house ready for the fall season.

Stony Creek Orchard

Stony Creek Orchard in Romeo offers guests fresh apple cider, hot donuts, and U-Pick produce such as apples, raspberries, and pumpkins. The old fashioned apple orchard gives you plenty of choices throughout the fall season and will be able to warm you up with hot cider on brisk autumn days.

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

With a newly remodeled marketplace and seven days of operation, Blake’s Big Apple and Cider Mill is one of the most popular fall spots in southeastern Michigan. With 42 apple varieties and 45,600 apple trees, you’re guaranteed to find your favorite apple variety. After you’re done picking apples, enjoy a wagon ride from the Big Apple location to the U-Pick pumpkin patch.

DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon with the whole family. You and your family will have over 20 acres worth of pumpkins, meaning you’ll find the perfect pumpkin no matter what size you’re looking for. As suggested by the name, the family fun farm also features a 15 acre corn maze. This year’s theme is a tribute to the late Mr. Illitch.