Fresh Cherries at Local Farms and Orchards

By: Scott Davis | July 6, 2020

July brings plenty of great summer time activities from local firework displays, to beautiful picnic weather, and even cherry picking season! The first couple weeks of July are when cherries are ripe for picking at many local orchards and farms. So if you need another family-friendly summer activity, here are the best places to go cherry picking!

Spicer Orchards

Spicer Orchards offers plenty of U-Pick chances throughout the year, including red tart and sweet cherries through most of July. As long as Mother Nature cooperates with the orchard’s harvesting schedule, red tart cherries will be available through August 1 and sweet cherries will be available through July 20. For more detailed information on estimated dates for U-Pick opportunities, consult the orchard’s harvest schedule.

Kapnick Orchards

Kapnick Orchards, located in Britton, has been providing the community fresh produce for nearly 60 years. The family-owned and operated orchard offers cherries, pears, apples, peaches, strawberries and much more when they are in season, and also delicious baked goods in their farm market. Their Facebook page is constantly being updated with new deals and in-season specials.

Erwin Orchards

South Lyon’s Erwin Orchards has been a family favorite for almost 100 years. Their sweet cherries are usually available for the first three weeks of July. The orchard will also have red and yellow raspberries in late July running through mid-August. 

Blake’s Apple Orchard

Blake’s Apple Orchard, one of the most popular orchards in Metro Detroit, might be known for its apple picking, but there’s plenty of other picking options throughout the year. The month of July features ripe cherries along with raspberries, apples, cucumbers, and summer squash. All of Blake’s locations are now open seven days a week and Blake’s Tasting Room is open for dine-in and carryout.

Rowe’s Produce Farm

Located in Ypsilanti, Rowe’s Produce farm offers u-pick fruits and produce throughout the summer months. The farm specializes in strawberries and peas during June, cherries in July, and their famous sweet corn throughout the whole summer. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for updates on their current U-Pick offerings.