Sorry to say, there will be no peaches in 2019. The Polar Vortex that came our way in January, with temperatures in the -20’s, froze all of the buds. The system wrapped around the south side of the lake so we didn’t get protection from Lake Michigan like we normally do. Usually the air is tempered as the wind blows across the lake. Not so lucky this year. Fortunately we will still have a nice crop of apples and grapes. Check back for the latest updates.
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.
Call 269-422-1972 for more information.
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