Hallstedt Homestead

8227 N. Matheson Rd

Northport, Michigan 49670

317-440-9273

U-pick and Farm stand open:

Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

Sunday: Noon – 5 pm

 

Eight varieties with approximate start of harvest time:

Cavaliers            First - Second week in July

White Golds       First - Second week in July

Summits             First - Second week in July

Ebony Pearl       Second - Third week in July

Ulsters                Second - Third week in July        

Attikas                Second – Third week in July

Reginas              Third - Fourth week in July

Sweethearts       Fourth – Fifth week in July, early August

 

 

FAQS for u-pick:

How do we know what cherries are being picked each day?

Start and end dates for each variety vary, and we do need to be closed on a few days during the season. PLEASE check our website, Facebook page, or call us for current information.

What is the process once we arrive?

We have a large grassy parking area right between the road and the 2 acre picking area. Park, then come to the roadside stand to get a picking bucket. The rows ripe for picking will be marked as such. Pick your fruit, then return to the stand to weigh your fruit and pay.

Do we need to bring anything?

Just you and your family and friends! We will provide the picking buckets with harnesses to hang the buckets over your shoulders. We will also provide produce bags to take your fruit home, although you can bring your own container if you wish. If travelling awhile to get to us, you may want to bring a cooler; the cherries are best if cooled down.

What is the cost?

Entry to the U-pick area is free; you pick the fruit you want, and pay by the pound at the stand.

Can my child reach the trees?

Yes! We grow our cherries on “dwarf” stock, and prune our trees annually to maintain them at a height at which most of the tree does not need a ladder for harvesting. In fact, we do not allow ladders or anything else that can be stood upon to reach higher branches, due to your safety and our liability.

Are bathroom facilities available?

Yes, a porta-potty and hand-washing station are available

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in the orchard due to food safety laws. 

 
 
Happy pickers!

Happy pickers!

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