Summer comes to a close, now is a great time to plan a trip to your local apple orchard. Most people are ready to feel the crisp fall air, see the beautiful autumn colors, and pick up some apples and donuts at a local orchard.
Many fall apple varieties including MacIntosh, Honey Crisp and Red Delicious begin their harvest season in early to mid-September. However, there are currently summer apple varieties being harvested in August and other in-season fruits including blueberries.
Looking to get into the fall spirit early? Check out these local orchards in Flint & Genesee.
Located on Clyde Road in Fenton, Spicer Orchards has been harvesting apples for five generations. In Spicer’s Farm Store, you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables from their farm, as well as fresh cider donuts and warm apple cider – perfect for a chilly fall afternoon
Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill
In Linden, Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill is one of Genesee County’s oldest orchards. With over 7,500 apple varieties, fresh donuts and cider, you are sure to find something you’ll love.
The all-organic Almar Orchards located in Flushing doesn’t just make apples. It is also the farm behind J.K.’s Farmhouse Ciders – featuring six different ciders that are distributed to over 2,000 stores across the country.
Located on Seymour Road, Montrose Orchards has been part of the community since 1913. The orchards farm store offers fresh Michigan fruits as they come into season and other delicious treats including blueberry waffle cone ice cream and apple cider slush.
In Goodrich, Porter’s Orchard serves up its Porter's award-winning apple cider, an ice-cold apple cider slushy and hand-dipped ice cream. Inside its bakery, you can shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious sweets including house-made cider donuts.
Located in Flushing, families can enjoy this country atmosphere offering in-season peaches and tomatoes, dried flowers, maple syrup and 25 varieties of apples including Honeycrisp and Northern Spy.