Cherry Point Farm and Market

Cherry Point Farm and Market

Cherry Point Farm and Market
4.5
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Cherry Point Farm is one of the oldest operating farms in Oceana County, Michigan. The first orchards were planted in 1871. The Bull Family has been operating the farm since 1949 and have added a fruit market, bakery, gift shop and Lavender Labyrinth surrounding an herb garden. We offer fish boils, lumberjack breakfasts, high tea and more (reservations required for all). Open daily from April through October. Our Lavender Labyrinth and Herb Garden are free to walk during daylight hours when we are open.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cynthia K
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's just the cutest little market with apples, jams/jelly, T shirts, baked goods including some frozen savory streudels (garden and asparagus). We met Barb Bull and she told us about the books she's written with all of them available at the store. I picked up her first, Cloud Cottage, as I love to read stories that include local areas.
This was the last weekend of the season...I will be back in spring/summer!
Written October 31, 2022
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Have Camera, Will Travel
South Bend, IN3,602 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We actually made a trip up from Indiana to see the Lavender Labyrinth and, well, it wasn't even remotely flowering. The center to the display was pretty, but the field all the way around it was bare.

The little farmer's market was nice. We had a chocolate chip cookie and did buy turnovers, some fudge, and raspberry jam. Being a weekday, not a mush else was going on. It ended up being our shortest stop, even though it was the reason for the trip.

I assume it's much prettier during the correct time of the year.
Written June 1, 2022
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cindy J
Flint, MI5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We expected a much bigger operation. There were frozen items, baked goods and wine. There were tee shirts, sweatshirts, signs and soap. It was nice, but with all the various reviews we expected something larger than a garage. The blueberry struddel we purchased was good. Apparently they have not been able to get enough help so the cafe was not open.
Written August 22, 2021
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Bryan P B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Cherry Point Farms is an example of “how it used to be”. Every little village up and down Lake Michigan had a stand like Cherry Point. The folks that ran them were friendly and always interested in what you had to say. Some of them were characters. You could visit for hours or 10 minutes. You were always welcome.

Relive the good old days and treat yourself to a visit to the Michigan I grew up with.
Written October 16, 2023
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Samantha J
Cincinnati, OH419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The market is good. Delicious cookies, both chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, and Kimmel bread. Cherries are fresh.

Lunches are even better! Had white fish soup, tomato basil soup, salad, cherry must sandwich, and Turkey sandwich. SO good. Worth the wait but everything is made fresh.

The herb garden was breathtaking to walk through but lavender garden is growing back after polar vortex.
Written July 14, 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed so much of what we have to offer! Thank you for your business and kind words.
Written August 12, 2020
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Mallory D
Michigan14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The gift shop and pies were amazing but very pricey. Me and my family drove almost 4 hours to come here just to find rotting and half dead plants. We had fun, and enjoyed the scenery. It's an amazing place to stop if your in the area, but don't go making whole trips for it. Overall, it's a excellent place to relax, and get some baked goods!
Written July 23, 2019
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Thanks for visiting, Mallory. I'm sorry you did not know that we lost most of our lavender in the harsh winter last year ... we've advertised that fact on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram, but we can't reach everyone. I hope you enjoyed the Herb Garden, which has never looked better. Thanks for your nice comments, we appreciate it. ~Laura
Written July 24, 2019
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Carmen O
Kitchener, Canada637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Drove down from Ontario to visit a friend in Michigan, and she showed us this cool article she had saved, from a 2017 magazine, about Cherry Point Farm. From the article photos it was difficult to determine the size of the labyrinth, but we decided to check it out anyways.

Definitely worth going early, try to be there when they open, or shortly after. That way you not only avoid the unpleasant heat of summer, but also get to enjoy the gardens with minimal human distractions. Be sure to linger amongst the hot pink "purple bergamot", the hummingbirds LOVE them, and dont seem to fear people. Lots of good photo/video chances!!

If you're hungry and enjoy sandwiches, the Farm also has a small restaurant. Nothing fancy, just a few simple sandwich options, unfortunately nothing gluten free or dairy free (for those with allergies). I highly recommend the Cherry Jam-Brie....I'm craving even now, back in Canada.

As we were leaving, shortly after lunch, it started getting really really busy. A bridal party even showed up....hence the reason I advise you to go as early as possible (especially if you dont like crowds, and/or are a photographer).

Last comment: dont rush through it. Put that phone away (photo/video use ONLY), and take time to enjoy the little things. Notice all the plant life, and the birds, bees, and other bugs who call this labyrinth their home (or at least dining spot). Take a few minutes to literally stop and smell the flowers. Here, you will find peace, if only for a short time.
Written August 7, 2018
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Carmen, we so appreciate your review as you seem to "get" what we are all about. Thank you for your visit and thoughtful response. We hope you had a wonderful time in Michigan and, again, thank you. ~ Laura
Written August 9, 2018
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maureen s
Aurora, IL37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
My sister and I read rave reviews in a newspaper and decided to make a weekend visit to MI to check it out. We arrived in late afternoon, place is very well hidden down several country roads. We came to see the lavender, but when we eventually found it, it was not what we expected. I thought we would be able to walk among the plants and pick some, but apparently not an option. It didn’t smell very much and was not very colorful either. The garden in the center was nice, but not worth a weekend trip to see it. We spent maybe 30 minutes there between looking at the center garden and fighting the mob in the gift shop. The gift shop was ok, seemed to be concentrated on selling baked goods and had few lavender items. Overall it’s on ok place, but not some place I’d go back to.
Written July 31, 2018
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I am sorry you were disappointed when you visited us. We work very hard to maintain our Lavender Labyrinth and Herb Garden so that everyone can enjoy it at no charge. We sell lavender oil, lavender spray, lavender jelly, lavender honey, lavender tea, lavender sachets, and lavender soap in the gift shop.
Written August 2, 2018
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Kate M
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a unique arrangement of lavender like spokes on a wheel radiating from the center. The center is planted and there are copies of folders for you to follow while you walk around of the diagramed plantings of medicinal plants. Its enchanting and captivates your imagination to an earlier era. Products such as a puzzle of this picture can be bought in the gift store.along with t-shirts and products from the lavender. They have refreshments in the canteena and they have a weekly fish fry.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thanks for visiting! We appreciate your business and review.
Written August 12, 2020
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ZeelandScoutMom
Ottawa County, MI835 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a great place to stop, contemplate and walk about a beautiful labyrinth. The harsh winter really wreaked havoc on the lavender. However, there are many herbs to see. The gardens are well marked, and maps are available to know which herbs and plants are which. One is encouraged to smell, pick and crush the herb leaves. There isn't a fee to walk and wander through the labyrinth, but there is a donation box available.
Lunch was available on the property as well.
Cherry Point Farm and Market had fresh asparagus and strawberries for sale, delicious baked goods and other food items along with assorted products for sale -including dried lavender from the Labyrinth. We would like to return to the Labyrinth later in the summer.
Written June 27, 2019
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Yes, we are very sad about the lavender ... dang Polar Vortex! We are still hopeful that we'll have some blooms in mid to late July. Thanks for the review! ~ Laura
Written June 28, 2019
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