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Fresh Ideas from the Farm: U-Pick in South Haven

Published: 10/10/2018 by Jonathan Davis
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Fall in South Haven: The air begins to cool and pleasantly stir, softly rustling the trees and brushing the waves of the lake. The season’s panorama of colors paints the town with fresh scenery that adds even more to its waterfront charm.

 

It’s also a time of great fun with family and friends at South Haven farms, where the autumn produce is ready for picking. One of the most delightful ways to enjoy a fall day with us is to visit our farms as they come alive with U-pick opportunities.

 

South Haven U-Pick Farms

 

Your local choices for U-pick are many. The following are just a few possibilities to get you started; for wider listings of South Haven U-pick farms, click here and here.

 

(We highly recommend contacting the farm before you go to confirm length of picking season and availability of produce.)

 

 

Bumbleberry Acres, 6783 Baseline Rd. South Haven, MI 49090, (269) 637-4824

U-pick pumpkins; 9am to 6pm daily

Also bring the family for fun including wagon tours, barrel train rides, a mini petting zoo and a 10-acre corn maze. You can shop at their market store featuring local fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, apples and cider as well.

 

DeGrandchamp Farms, 6783 Baseline Rd. South Haven, MI 49090, (269) 637-4824

Cranberries (October & November); 8am to 6pm daily

One of South Haven’s most popular blueberry farms is also well known for its cranberries. Visit for Cranberry Harvest Day on October 13, 2018, when the farm offers hayrides into its cranberry bogs so you can watch the harvest in a sea of ripened red.

 

 

Dutch Farm Market, 6967 109th Avenue South Haven, MI 49090, (269) 637-8334

U-pick apples and pears (through October); 9am to 5pm daily

Apple varieties include, among others, McIntosh, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Cortland and Rome. Pears include Clapps, Bartlett and Bosc.

 

Overhiser Orchards, 6405-109th Ave. South Haven, MI 49090, (269) 236-6312
U-pick apples, pumpkins (through October); 10am to 5pm daily
Stroll the orchard’s leafy lanes for varieties such as Jonagold, Red Delicious, Melrose, Northern Spy, Cameo and Fuji. Head over to its pumpkin patch too! Other farm highlights include an animal barn, hayrides, a corn maze and a farm market.
 

Riverbend Farms, 44 72nd St. South Haven, MI 49090, (269) 350-9529
U-pick raspberries and blackberries (through October), chestnuts (October & November); Mon-Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 4pm

The field offers U-pick of fresh fruit and nuts; you can also buy fresh produce that’s already been picked. Visit their Facebook page for updates and more information.

 

While you're here, also be sure to stop by the South Haven Farm Market downtown at the Huron Street Pavilion. You can shop for fresh local produce, meats and cheeses, as well as herbs, plants, flowers and an array of handmade items. The market is open from 8am to 2pm on Saturdays through October 27.

 

About the Author

A creative writer for many years, Jon Davis (eloquentarrow.com) paints pictures with his words and captivates readers with distinctive language. He now shares his love for South Haven with us, writing about the experiences you can have only in the Haven. Jon resides in Oswego, IL, with his wife, Kristie, and two daughters. They visit South Haven often to take in the scenic beauty and spend meaningful time as a family.

 

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