Grand Rapids Country Market Guide

Grand Rapids Country Market Guide

2010 Fruit Ridge Country Market Guide

A roadmap exploring farm markets, greenhouses, historical sites and attractions on the "Ridge" northwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan


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...for additonal Country Market Guide copies & for links to markets, etc.


Country Market Partners

(numbers will coordinate with the map listed at the end)



Alpine Historical Commission (1)
Alpine Community/Historical Office
2015 7 Mile Rd.
Alpine Historical Museum
2408 7 Mile Rd.
Alpine Center Historical Cemetary
2408 7 Mile Rd.
Explore the history of Alpine Township. Community Building & Historical Museum open monthly on 3rd Sunday from 2-4 pm. Call for scheduled programs, alternate opening times and family historty. 616-784-1262


Bob Alt Farm, Alt's Fruit & Vegetables (2)
6955 North Division Comstock Park , MI 49321
Already picked Strawberries (June), Raspberries and Pumpkins.


At The Barn-Farm Market (3)
8183 Herrington NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Open Aug 7-Nov 28, Tues-Sat 10-6
Crafts, Dried Flowers, Mums, Apples (20 Varieties), Peaches, Tomatoes, Winter Squash and Pumpkins.


Blok Orchard (4)
6365 Four Mile Rd. NE , Ada MI 49301
616-676-1153 or 616-828-7173
[email protected]
Take the East Beltline to Knapp St. and go east 4.5 miles to Egypt Valley to 6365 Four Mile. Open July-NOvember, Closed Sunday.


Brechting's Farm Market (5)
1307 6 Mile Road, NW Comstock Park, MI 49321
Mon-Sat. 9-6 and Sun. 12-6 (Oct. only)
Visit a 142 year old family farm tradition. Fruits and vegetables in season. Selected u-pick including tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins. School tours available.


Country Basket (6)
1185 9 Mile Road Sparta, MI 49345
[email protected]
Sept. -Oct. Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-6
U-Pick apples & pumpkins. Farm market has cider, hot fresh donuts, caramel apples, popcorn, jams, jellies & honey. Animals & straw barn too.


Creekside Garden & Gift Center (7)
4015 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
April 1-December 23


Creswick Farms (8)

6500 Rollenhagen Rd. Ravenna, MI 49451
Hours on website or call
[email protected]
All Natural Meats: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Free Range Eggs, Artisan Sausages & Smoked Meats.


DK Orchards (9)
(formerly Vince Brown Farms)
18203-8th Ave. Conklin, MI 49403
[email protected]

June-Labor Day: M,W,F, 8-8, Sat. 8-5   Labor Day-Halloween: M,W,F:8-7, Sat.8-5  Halloween-Christmas:Wed & Sat. 10-5  After Christmas: Call for an appointment


Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm (10)
3025 6 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
[email protected]


Frozen Creek Farms, Food, Flowers & Gifts (11)
5959 Cannonsburg Rd. Belmont, MI 49306
Mon-Sat 10-6 (12 Mos.)
Sundays 1-5 (Sept.-Dec only)
[email protected]
Produce, flowers & pumpkins in season. Our own Gourmet Herbal Dips/Seasonings, salsas, soups & jams. "Freeze Dry" flowers preservation. Gift & Flower shop. Open year round.


Fruit Ridge Hayrides (12)
 11966 Fruit Ridge NW Kent City, MI 49330
[email protected] 
Open Sept. 18-Oct. 31 
Hours: Friday 5-9pm; Sat.12-9pm; Sun.12-5pm 
Or by appointment the rest of the year.  
Welcome to our 130-year old farm for Fall fun. Create family traditions with HORSE DRAWN HAYRIDES through the woods and orchard. Huge 15-acre CORN MAZE with maze games and prizes. U-PICK apples, pumpkins, squash & Fall decorations. PONY RIDES, pig train, fire engine ride & other activities for children. Farm animals. HOME MADE DONUTS, cider, lunch items and snacks on Sat. & Sun. Wheelchair accessible wagons and restrooms. Weekday school tours and youth groups by appointment. Horse activities end at sunset. Activity fees apply.  


Fryear's Little Red Market (13)
6740 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
July-Nov.1st Mon-Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-6
Sun. 12-5 (Sept. & Oct. Only)


Grand Valley State University (14)
Allendale Campus-Parking Lot F
Wednesday's June 9-Sept. 30 10-1:30
[email protected] or [email protected]


Hill Bros. Orchards & Cider Mill (15)
6159 Peach Ridge NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
[email protected]
Cider available year round, Mon-Sat 9-6 (Sunday 12-4, October only). Family-owned and operated since 1843. Award winning apple cider made on the farm. Voted Michigan's #1 Apple Cider 2006, 2008, & 2009. Apples, raspberries (seasonal availability), jams, jellies and farm market items.


Homrich's Under The Pines (16) 
6103 Alpine Avenue, Comstock Park MI 49321 
 [email protected]
Project Fresh Accepted. Fruits and Vegetables in season. Open Mid-July to end of Feb. 2011. In winter go to back barn. Open 9-6 Mon-Sat.  


Klein's Cider Mill & Market (17)
2151 Ten Mile Rd. NW Sparta, MI 49345
Open year round, 7 days a week, 9-7
Project Fresh Accepted. Produce in season, Raw Cider/No Preservatives. "West Michigan's Great Pumpkin Patch" U-Pick. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo. Activity Fees apply. Groups by appointment please.


Klein's Sweet Cherries (18)
Fruit Ridge and 13 Mile, 2 Miles West of Sparta
616-262-0438 or 616-262-0439
[email protected]
Mon. -Sat. 8-8 and Sun. 12-8
Picked and U-Pick. Bring own containers to take home cherries. Open late June-July.


Klenk Orchards (19)
3888 10 Mile Rd. Sparta, MI 49345
[email protected]
June & July Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-5
Sweet Cherries: Buy at the stand, call in orders or u-pick. Picnic area for your enjoyment; relax or brown bag lunch. Bring the whole family for a great cherry picking country experience.


Krupp Farms (20)
8025 Krupp Ave. Comstock Park, MI 49321
[email protected]

Farm fresh strawberries, snapped asparagus and rhubarb, May into June. Strawberries, U-Pick or picked, June into July. Red and black raspberries, July into August. Visit our petting zoo and ice cream shop. Handicapped accessible. Restrooms available.


North Ridge Berries (21)
3555 20-Mile Rd. NW Kent City, MI 49330
Open June-July-August, Mon-Fri. 8-8 and Sat. 8-12. Call for start dates. Blueberries, raspberries and currants. Buy at the stand, call in orders, or U-Pick.


Potato Joe's Farm & Greenhouse (22)
9440 Sparta Ave. Sparta, MI 49345
Open May-August, Mon-Sat 9-7 Sun. 10-5


Rasch Cherries (23)
17647 40th Ave. Conklin, MI 49403
[email protected]
Pick us for a healthy and fun family outing and a cherry picking good time. U-Pick or we pick sweet and sour cherries. Free pitting available. Mon.-Sat. 8-8 Sun. 12-5. Open late June-July. Call for more information.


Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery (24)
3142 4 Mile Rd. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
[email protected]


Solstice Farm, Inc. (25)
1473 Four Mile Rd. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-675-7641 June-Sept., Mon-Sat. 9-6


Sparta Chamber Family Events (26)
Chamber Office:  156 E. Division, Sparta, MI 49345
[email protected]
Downtown Sparta Events throughout the year!


Steffens Orchard Market (27)
4344 13 Mile Rd NW Sparta, MI 49345
2.3 Miles West of M-37
Sweet Cherries (Alpine Farm) Late June-July
Website has directions or call 616-784-2821
Market open:616-887-2404
Aug 14-Sept 30, Mon. Closed, Tues-Sun 11-6
Peaches, Blueberries, Corn, Pies, Jams, Cider, Caramel Apples, Picked & U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins. Project Fresh Accepted. Activites/Tours.


Wells Orchards (28)
0-8993 Kenowa Ave., SW Grand Rapids, MI 49534
616-453-5919 or 616-4543-3927
July-Dec. Mon-Sat 8-6 Jan-March: Call
Sweet Cherries (u pick), peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, apples, squash, pumpkin patch, corn maze, fall decorations, honey, jam, frozen pies and apple gift boxes. A fruit growing tradition for over 120 years.








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