Apples

It’s AUTUMN APPLE SEASON! Hurry in to the farm market NOW through late October for fresh-picked APPLES, pumpkins, produce, harvest decor, and MORE.

APPLE SEASON runs from mid September through late October. We grow 10 varieties ripening now through the end October:
* Honeycrisp
* Heirloom Northern Spy
* Red Delicious
* Golden Delicious
* Gala
* McIntosh
* Empire
* Pink Lady
* Fuji
* Jonagold

FRESH-PICKED APPLES PRICES
Pricing for ALL varieties EXCEPT HONEYCRISP:
QUARTER-PECK: $3.50
HALF-PECK: $5.50
PECK: $7.50
HALF-BUSHEL: $13
SMALLER QUANTITIES SOLD BY THE POUND: $1.29 per pound.

HONEYCRISP pricing:
QUARTER-PECK: $6
HALF-PECK: $8.50
PECK: $14.50
HALF-BUSHEL: $26
SMALLER QUANTITIES SOLD BY THE POUND: $1.99 per lb.

PICK YOUR OWN apples is a fun FALL family activity. Our orchard has smaller dwarf trees, making it fast & easy to pick apples, with no ladders required! All ages are welcome in the orchard, and taste testing is encouraged while you pick.

The pick your own orchard and farm market are open on SELECTED DAYS during apple season. Please see details & hours of operation listed below. From our farm to your table: Savor the flavor of fresh-picked MICHIGAN GROWN apples OR pick-your own and SAVE!


PLEASE NOTE: The pick your own orchard may close due to inclement weather (snow, hail, storms, or pouring rain). PICK YOUR OWN APPLES by special appointment is also available, please call (616) 527-3630 to arrange an appointment outside of our scheduled hours.

Feel free to bring your own containers to pick in to. We also have handy pick-your-own clear plastic apple bags and baskets for sale at the orchard. Rainy/stormy weather can affect picking conditions, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead (616) 527-3630 to check pick-your-own conditions in the orchard before you come out.

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We take advance APPLE ORDERS:
Please call the market at (616) 527-3630 to place your advance orders and ask about our new drive up service.

FARM MARKET ADDRESS:

HANULCIK FARM MARKET & SUNFLOWER PATCH ADDRESS:
1425 N. STATE RD. (M-66), IONIA MI 48846.
Please call (616) 527-3630 to place orders or confirm pick-your-own conditions.

FARM MARKET SEPTEMBER 2021 HOURS OF OPERATION:
MONDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
TUESDAY: [CLOSED on Tuesdays].
WEDNESDAY: [CLOSED on Wednesdays].
THURSDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
FRIDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
SATURDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
SUNDAY: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Our market also carries locally sourced honey, maple syrup products, squash, scented goat milk soaps, pumpkins, cider, decorative gourds, baby harvest corn bunches, peppers, broom corn stalks, and more during APPLE HARVEST SEASON in September through October.

Our PICK YOUR OWN APPLE ORCHARD is open on SELECTED WEEKENDS ONLY in September/October.

PICK-YOUR-OWN ORCHARD ADDRESS:
740 DILDINE RD., IONIA MI 48846.
Please call (616) 527-3630 to confirm pick-your-own conditions.

PICK YOUR OWN APPLE hours for weekend #1:
– SATURDAY, Sept. 18: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
– SUNDAY, Sept. 19: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
– VARIETY AVAILABLE: HoneyCrisp.

PICK YOUR OWN APPLE hours for weekend #2:
– SATURDAY, Oct. __[date to be announced]: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
– SUNDAY, Oct.__ [date to be announced]: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
– VARIETY AVAILABLE: Northern Spy.

FYI: We’ll announce the NEXT upcoming weather-dependent selected weekend dates for pick your own apples VERY SOON.

PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLE PRICES (all varieties except HoneyCrisp):
HALF BUSHEL: $10.
PECK: $5.
PICK-YOUR-OWN HONEYCRISP APPLE PRICES:
HoneyCrisp HALF BUSHEL: $20.
HoneyCrisp PECK: $10.

Feel free to bring your own baskets or buckets to pick into, or you can also buy picking bags & baskets at the orchard.
U-PICK SUPPLIES PRICING:
– Heavy-duty plastic 1/2 bushel size LINERS: $1 each.
– U-pick PECK or 1/2 PECK SIZE PAPER BAGS: .50 cents each.
– Half bushel BASKETS: Slightly used baskets are $5 each.

PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLE ORCHARD VARIETIES AVAILABLE SCHEDULE:
PICK YOUR OWN ORCHARD is open on SELECTED WEEKENDS ONLY.
WEEKEND #1 (Sat. 9/18 & Sun. 9/19/21): HoneyCrisp variety.
WEEKEND #2 (dates to be announced): Varieties to be announced.

PICK UP YOUR OWN DROPS“: Ever wonder what happens to all those apples that fall off the tree and end up on the ground in an apple orchard? We call them “DROPS.” Some of the fruit might be in OK condition, some get bruised, cracked or pick up a little dirt; but they’re GREAT for HORSE APPLES. So at the end of the season, after the “pick your own” orchard closes, we open up for people who want to “pick UP their own” drops for their horses.
PICK UP YOUR OWN DROPS” usually open LATE OCTOBER at the DILDINE ROAD orchard.
“PICK UP YOUR OWN DROPS” pricing:
-To be announced in Sept./Oct. 2021.
“PICK UP YOUR OWN” DROPS hours:
-To be announced in Sept./Oct. 2021.
(OR by special appointment, call 616-527-3630 to schedule).
ORCHARD SUPPLIES PRICING:
– Heavy-duty plastic 1/2 bushel size LINERS: $1 each.
– U-pick PECK or 1/2 PECK SIZE PAPER BAGS: .50 cents each.
– Half bushel BASKETS: Slightly used baskets are $5 each.
You can also borrow our 5 gallon pails to pick up your own drops; and then transfer them into your own buckets, pails, or containers when done.

Pick your own hours can be affected by the weather, so it’s always best to call ahead to make sure rain or inclement weather has not affected regular hours. Call (616) 527-3630 for updates. ALL AGES welcome in the strawberry patch or apple orchard, feel free to bring your containers to pick in to.

During apple season, our farm market stocks fresh-picked apples, locally sourced cider, squash, peppers, honey, maple syrup & maple sugars, pumpkins, mums, decorative gourds, broom corn stalks, and more

HANULCIK FARM MARKET FRESH-PICKED APPLES LOCATION

PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLE ORCHARD

Michigan APPLES: A Flavor Worth Waiting For!

From our FARM to your TABLE: We grow over 10 DELICIOUS varieties ripening throughout the season. Our early, mid and late season apples start with “Gala” and span the season with later varieties like “HoneyCrisp”, hard to find heirloom “Northern Spy”, and “Golden Delicious”. Our varieties are excellent for eating fresh, salads, desserts, applesauce, homemade apple butter, and perfect for your favorite recipes.

OUR CURRENT APPLE VARIETIES INCLUDE these varieties & more:

  • GALA: Crisp apple with a mellow sweet taste and aroma, excellent for eating fresh. Cooks well, too. Harvest time: Early September.
  • EMPIRE: Known for their lovely white color and sweetly-tart depth of flavor. Firm texture stores well. Great as a lunch box snack! A delicious fresh eating apple, also good in salads, as caramel apples and for baking. Harvest time: Mid-September to early October.
  • McINTOSH: Lightly tart flavor and ultra-juicy. Great for eating fresh, fruit salads, pies and applesauce, they cook down like a Paula Red. Harvest time: Early September.
  • GOLDEN DELICIOUS: Premier baking apple, pleasantly tart and gingery-smooth sweet flavor. Holds shape well when baked, excellent for pies, sauces and other baked desserts. Great dried OR fresh in salads. Harvest time: Mid-September to early October.
  • RED DELICIOUS: Excellent fresh eating apple with a full-flavored sweet taste. Yellowish flesh and crisp texture. Their deep red color and picture-perfect look makes them a great centerpiece in a fruit bowl. Harvest time: Mid-September to early October.
  • NORTHERN SPY: A classic, hard-to-find, old-fashioned heirloom style apple. Great baking apple, pleasantly tart and sweet, cooks and holds shape well when baked. The Northern Spy easily substitutes for a Granny Smith apple in recipes. Also excellent dried OR fresh in salads. Stores well. Harvest time: Mid-September to early October.
  • HONEY CRISP: Crisp, delicious sweetness, great apple for eating fresh or in salads or with fruit dips. Harvest time: Mid-September.

Autumn’s favorite fruit is great for packing in lunches, snacking with peanut butter; and to add flavor to salads, desserts and even meat dishes. Try some fresh apple slices on your next grilled cheese, add chopped apples to store-bought coleslaw, or brush some halved apples with melted butter on the grill at your next BBQ (then drizzle with honey & dust with cinnamon) for an easy farm-to-table dessert sure to impress guests.

For three generations we’ve grown and perfected apples on our local family-owned farm in Ionia MI. We’re proud of our sweet, crisp and delicious Michigan apples picked at their peak of ripeness. Not only are apples are delicious and nutritious, but they’re high in disease-fighting antioxidants. Recent studies have focused on the heart health benefits and anti-cancer properties of several popular Michigan apple varieties.

Need a large order of ready-picked apples for a party, celebration or special event? We welcome special orders! Please call the market to place your order.

VISIT our RECIPES page for our favorite sweet and savory APPLE recipes, including applesauce, salads, meat dishes with apples, and more.

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Our market is open seasonally during harvest times, with both fresh-picked and pick-your-own fruit starting in mid-June-early July with our delicious STRAWBERRIES, PEACHES in late July through mid September, and APPLES starting mid-September through October. APPLE VAREITIES include Honeycrisp Gala, heirloom Northern Spy, and more. Visit our local farm and market for fresh seasonal fruits harvested at their peak of freshness, locally sourced honey, maple syrup, and scented goat milk soaps.