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5 Spots To Sip Cider, Pick Pumpkins And Soak Up Fall Around Kalamazoo

Posted on September 1st, 2016

Autumn in Kalamazoo means crisp days and sunny skies, gorgeous hues and seasonal menus. If you’re lucky enough to visit in the fall, include a trip to a pumpkin patch or orchard and savor homemade cider and fresh donuts while you take in the changing landscape. Plan the perfect fall day with our list of pumpkin patches, cider mills and fruit farms!

 

 

 

Gene The Pumpkin Man

22637 M-43 Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

 

 

“Known as the land of orange and the pumpkin people. Look for the pumpkin mail box and the orange play pumpkin that is six feet in diameter with a door to get inside. Also look for the orange barns, tractors, car, and truck. We feature winter squash, Indian corn, gourds, honey, corn stocks and a pumpkin cookbook. Open 10 am – 8 pm from mid-September through November 1.”

 

Honey available for sale year-round

Fall hours typically mid-September through the end of October

Exact hours for 2018 TBD

 

 

 

Gull Meadow Farms

8544 Gull Road Richland, MI 49083

 

 

“Our apple barn and bakery will open on August 20th. More Fall Fun beginsSeptember 5th with the opening of our Petting Farm, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze and all of the family activities in Pumpkin Lane.”

 

Fall activities begin on August 24.

Activity Hours

Friday- 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Market Hours

Thursday and Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Husted Farm Market

9191 West Main Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

 

“Husted’s Farm is family owned and operated for over 45 years by Glenn and Scott Husted. We specialize in fruits and vegetables grown in southwest Michigan from June until November. Our excellent staff is able to create culinary delights from the freshest fruits and vegetables Michigan has to offer. Treats like fruit pies ,donuts, honeycrisp caramel apples, apple cider, cider slushees, homemade lemonade,salsa, refrigerator pickles, pasta sauces, fruit spreads, and apple sauces.”

 

Open Monday-Sunday 9:00 am-7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

VerHages Fruit Farm And Cider Mill

8619 West ML Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

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“We are Famous for Fall Fun beginning in September that is when we open for Weekend Activities; like our Zip Line, Pony Rides, Apple Picking, Family Hay Rides and so much more! You can take a tour on weekdays, where you can see us making our Homemade Unpasteurized Cider and Homemade Donuts! We also make Homemade Pies, Fudge and Caramel Apples!”

 

Cider mill and donut shop open daily starting September 9

Rides and activities are weekends only and start September 16

Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Soil Friends Farm & Market 

1701 N 33rd St, Galesburg, MI 49053

 

 

“Soil Friends Farm market is located on farm directly in front of our produce packaging barn. Produce is harvested for the farm market on an as needed basis, ensuring peak freshness by keeping adequate inventory for our farm market sales directly to customers. Bringing other families together on our farm brings satisfaction to our family; we want customers to pick up food from the farm and visually see where their food comes from.”

 

Open Monday-Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

 

 

 

 

Harvest Moon Acres

18725 M-40 Highway Gobles, MI 49055

 

Fall at the farm. #getoutside #harvestmoonacres

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“We are southwestern Michigan’s place for outdoor family fall fun! A variety of attractions including a 5-acre Corn Maze, Fun Zone, Petting Zoo, hayrides, and more awaits you.”

 

Operating Season:
Sept 22nd – Oct 28th

Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm
Sundays 1:00-6:00pm

Extended Hours:
Saturdays in October
10:00am-10:00pm

 

 

 

 

Schultz Fruitridge Farms 

60139 County Road 652, Mattawan, MI 49071

 

 

“Originally only 80 acres, Schultz Fruitridge Farms was started in 1951 by Victor and Dorothy Schultz. Currently run by second and third generation Schultz family members, we are proud to have expanded our fruit and vegetable farm to over 300 acres, including the addition of a bison herd located in nearby Schoolcraft, MI, and a farm-to-table restaurant and microbrewery with Texas Corners Brewing Company.

Join us during apple season for a tour of the farm on the infamous Big Red Wagon! Wagon rides are available September through October. Children five years old and under ride for free! Our state of the art Donut Depot will warm your bellies and your hearts. Available September through October.”

 

Open May-October

Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm