Monday, July 1, 2013

What to do this week of the 4th of July - Cherry Picking

If you are looking for something untraditional for the family to do this week of the 4th of July can we suggest  taking the kids or companions and go cherry picking?  Unlike last year, there are plenty of cherries available but that may not last long.  Some local residents drive as far as Traverse City to get fresh sweet cherries* but there are a number of cherry growers in the immediate area, including at least three in Alpine Township that have available product.

Ed Dunneback and Girls
3025 6 Mile Rd NW

Klenk Orchards
3888 10 Mile Rd.
(616) 887-9631

Steffens Orchards
6690 Walker Ave
616-784-2821 or 616-299-6817

You can pick your own cherries as low as $1.50 a pound, or you can purchase them already picked as low as $2.50 a pound.  Check the facebook or web site for times , or call ahead for hours and pricing.
Enjoy a great family activity, support local farmers, and most important, enjoy the delicious locally grown cherries. 

* Other varieties of cherries are also available.


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