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You can purchase fresh-picked produce - or pick your own - at many of the farms and farm markets that supply local restaurants.
Many area farms sell their goods at city farm markets, including:
Fulton Street Farmer's Market. The area's oldest and largest traditional farm market is open from May through December. Hosts an Artisans Market June-September.
Farmers Markets of West Michigan - Check the website to see locations and market hours.
A number of these farms also offer tours, hayrides and fun family activities:
Blok Orchard. Blueberries, apples, peaches, nectarines, melons, plus many vegetables.
Bob Alt Farm. U-pick and just-picked strawberries in June; just-picked raspberries in July.
Schwallier's Country Basket. U-pick apples and pumpkins plus fresh cider, fresh donuts, jams, jellies, honey and a petting zoo.
Ed Dunneback & Girl's Farm. Apples, strawberries (u-pick and just-picked), asparagus, sweet cherries, apple cider, caramel apples, donuts, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, Indian corn, recipes, play area, and more.
Fruit Ridge Farm Markets. More than 30 farms on "The Ridge" - a unique topographical feature ideal for growing premium fruits and vegetables.
Hungry Village Tours. Explore the lakeshore's plate with two extraordinary culinary adventures compete - one a walk, one a drive - complete with samples and sips.
Krupp Farms. Raspberries, strawberries and pre-picked produce, plus a snack and refreshment stand, picnic area and petting zoo.
Lubbers Family Farm. Seasonal farm store, hands-on workshops, and special farm-to-fork meals.
Robinette's Apple Haus. Cherries, peaches, pumpkins, apples, apple cider, bakery and lunch counter, ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides, gift barn, winery and tasting room, and more. Tours by appointment.
Sandy Bottom Berries. Blueberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, and red and black raspberries.
Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill. Apples, apple cider, pumpkins, hayrides and tours.
Steffens Orchard Market. Apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries, a gift shop and more.