Latest News

It’s looking like a good 2020 U-pick season ahead. The peaches, apples, and grapes are looking great! Peach season typically opens in late July or early August and lasts approximately 3 weeks. Apples and grapes start in early September and continue through late October. We will be open 7 days a week once the season gets underway. We don’t offer entertainment, just excellent quality fruit and clean open spaces for families to enjoy quality time together. If you’re concerned about social distancing, that is not a problem at our friendly 70+ acre U-pick. We will have plenty of hand washing stations and portable restrooms available. Like always, you just stop at the entrance and pick up your bags, no need to get out of your car, then you’re free to drive out to the orchards and vineyard and fill as many bags as you can fit in your vehicle. Due to the fact that we allow vehicles in the orchards, we do inspect them as they exit. Cash, credit cards, Apple pay and Google Pay are accepted. We will inform you as soon as possible on the official opening date. Check back in mid July or call 269-422-1972 for the latest updates. Thank you.

The 2017 Season saw a major change at Shafer Orchards. Tom and Wendie Shafer decided to step aside from the farm and U-pick operation.

The farm and U-pick business has been leased to Doug and Suzy Forraht, an established local family experienced in fruit production and sales. The Forraht’s created a new entrance to the farm and set up a sales building at 9800 Hartline Road, Baroda MI 49101. The new farm name is now “The Shafer Farm LLC.” We are confident that you will continue to enjoy picking the same quality fruit you have become accustomed to picking when you come to the farm. We encourage you to come to the farm and begin a relationship with Doug and Suzy and their family. You will find them to be friendly and ready to show you where and how to pick some of the best fruits produced anywhere.

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6 thoughts on “Latest News

  1. is this weekend the last of all peaches or just the three kinds on the voicemail? so will there be other kinds of peaches to pick after this weekend?

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    1. We still have a nice crop of Glowing Star available. Loring and Gloria are very light. These are the last varieties of the year.

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