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!
Baker's Acres is family owned and operated for over 30 years and 3 generations! They grow 77+ varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds! Open September-November 1st. The farm is impossible to miss as you'll catch a glimpse of the pumpkin-covered lawn from afar!
Soil Friends Hard Cider Co
If you're looking to enjoy a relaxing evening in Galesburg, MI, stop by Soil Friends Hard Cider Co for a taste of crisp, local hard cider. Soil Friends hard cidery is located at their family-owned farm, so you can drink great cider while supporting a local small business while you do it. You can also listen to local music acts while you're here.
During the fall season, Soil Friends welcomes visitors to hang out at the farm and pick from their farm-grown pumpkins and enjoy pumpkin donuts or cider while cozying up by a bonfire! You'll also enjoy saying hello to the goats, ducks, chickens and other animal friends that call the farm home.
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.
Honey available for sale year-round
Fall hours typically mid-September through the end of October
With more than 30 activities located in two separate areas on the farm, you’re sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. Gull Meadow Farms offers activities like wagon rides, a corn maze, a petting farm, apple canons and even pig races! Visitors to the farm also go for the pumpkin patch and apple orchard! Don't forget to stop inside the Apple Barn and Bakery for cider, donuts and various other baked goods.
Husted's Farm is family owned and operated for over 45 years by Glenn and Scott Husted. They specialize in fruits and vegetables grown in southwest Michigan from June until November. Their staff is able to create culinary delights from the freshest fruits and vegetables Michigan has to offer. Treats like fruit pies, donuts, honey crisp caramel apples, apple cider, cider slushees, homemade lemonade, salsa, refrigerator pickles, pasta sauces, fruit spreads, and apple sauces.
VerHages Fruit Farm and Cider Mill is famous for fall fun beginning in September, and that's also when they are open for weekend activities like their zip line, pony rides, apple picking, hay rides and so much more! You can take a tour on weekdays, where you can see them making homemade unpasteurized cider and donuts! They also make homemade pies, fudge and caramel apples!
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.