Cherry Point Farm and Market

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Cherry Point Farm and Market

Cherry Point Farm and Market
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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.
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, IL7,233 contributions
Couples

We first visited Cherry Point Farm almost 10 years ago and were impressed by their lavender fields and herb garden. The fresh fruit was great too. We then resolved that if we were in the area again we would drop by. So we made a point to to visit on our trip north to Mackinac Island. We were aware that their lavender labyrinth had been practically destroyed by the winter of 2019 and had a way to go before reaching its former glory, but we visited anyway.

We did not regret it. There were still rows of lavender by the parking lot, between the orchard and the trees lining Buchanan Road. There was fresh fruit and veggies for sale as were their pastries. The herb garden at the center of the maze was in full bloom, with bees and butterflies busily getting their fill of pollen. Then we heard a different buzz and spotted the hummingbirds. There were no other visitors at the herb garden when we arrived so it was pleasant to not wear a mask and savor the intermittent fragrances of the flowers.

We wore the masks at the store, as did the proprietors and other shoppers. Use of hand sanitizer was requested and there were dispensers in front of the market. There were the herb and lavender-based products such soaps and lotions. Lots of fruit preserves such as jams and jellies. They offered a load of baked goods including pies, turnovers, cookies, muffins, and donuts. We bought fresh cherries and cherry turnovers.

They offer dining such Tuesday Tea for groups of 12-15 that reserved ahead of time. We walked past their fish boil station; the fish boil takes place Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August and on other days as specified on their website.

We will definitely be back should our travels take us to the region and hopefully it will not take close to a decade before we do so. And hopefully the lavender will have been restored to their former glory.

Definitely check out Cherry Point Farm and Market when in that neck of the woods.
Written August 11, 2020
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Thank you so much for your visits and taking the time to write such a nice, informative review. We truly appreciate it.
Written August 12, 2020
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AbrahamGroat
Grand Rapids, MI8 contributions
My family has travelled to this area every Summer for as long as I can remember, and we always stop at this place.

They have all sorts of produce, and souvenirs related to the area.

I don't know what else to say.

Some people base there views based on the labyrinth. It is nice to look at, but I mostly love the place for the shop.

Maybe I'm biased because of sentiment, but I love the place.
Written January 7, 2020
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Your kind comments sum up the majority of our guests. We look forward to seeing them year after year and watching their families grow. Thank you.
Written August 12, 2020
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Cherylvandrie
Rochester Hills, MI162 contributions
Family
This amazing shop and experience is a must do each time we visit the area. The Fish Boil is an absolute must and a phenomenal experience, let alone meal. Barbara Bull pours her heart and soul into the area, and it shows. Proud to always make sure my souvenirs come from this shop and that we visit daily for fresh produce and baked goods!
Written August 16, 2021
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,380 contributions
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, MI4 contributions
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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Samantha J
Cincinnati, OH418 contributions
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
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
Ontario, Canada633 contributions
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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, IL29 contributions
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
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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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