We have been blessed with a spectacular apple crop this year! Peak u-pick apple season is here and we need your help to get all these apples off the trees!
Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
Our own unpasteurized, small batch apple cider pressed weekly on the farm!
Now Shipping Individually Quick Frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries!
Now shipping apples!
Straight from the tree to your doorstep!
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Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate
2013 was a limb buster cherry year for us which filled up the freezers with concentrate for the upcoming year!
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Welcome to King Orchards Online!
Buy Montmorency tart cherry juice, dried cherries, cherry capsules, jams and salsa in our online store. Learn more about our fruit orchards and the varieties we grow of tart and sweet cherries, apples (including the incomparable Honeycrisp apple), peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, and apricots.
Visit our Orchard Talk blog for updates on the farm, u-picking and harvesting schedule. Plan your next visit to Northern Michigan to include a visit to the orchard. Depending on the season, you can pick your own cherries, apples, peaches, apricots or raspberries.
Farm Market Hours
During the season both our fruitstands are open June-October 7 days 9am-6pm. In November our US-31 market closes. M-88 is open November and December 6 days a week 9am-5pm. January-May we are open weekdays 10am-4pm.
About King Orchards
We are a first generation family farm. John and Betsy along with Jim and Rose King and the children make up the family. Our fruit stands and orchards are located at US-31 and Creswell Road in Kewadin (12 miles north of Elk Rapids) and 3 miles east of US-31 on M-88 (near the town of Central Lake, Michigan). We love the farming life and work hard to grow quality fruit.In addition to 130 acres of tart pie cherries, we grow 10 acres of Balaton cherries (a new tart cherry variety from Hungary), 32 acres of sweet black cherries; 95 acres of apples, including 20 acres of staked high-density plantings; 10 acres of peaches; 3 acres of pears; 2 acres of apricots; 12 acres of sweet corn; and 2 acres of garden vegetables (if we can keep Rose reigned in).
The orchard is situated on the highest ground in Antrim County. Looking west we can see Torch Lake, about 3 miles away, and Grand Traverse Bay and the Leelanau peninsula beyond that. The rolling hills and ridges here were formed by the glaciers and are called drumlins. They help to allow good cold air drainage, which is important to prevent frost damage. Our proximity to Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay keeps the temperatures moderated in the spring and fall. Many people feel that the best fruit in the world is grown here in northwestern Michigan.
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