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Friske Orchards Farm Market

10743 North U.S. 31 Atwood

Friske’s retail operation expanded greatly in 2000 with the purchase of Elzinga’s Farm Market on US-31 near Atwood, just two miles from the main farm. The seasonal market was turned into the beautiful year ‘round Friske’s Farm Market, which includes Fruit Stand, Bakery, Orchard Café, General Store and Country Haus Gift Shoppe, as well as family-oriented attractions like the Barnyard Petting Zoo and Orchard Playground.


Richard and Olga Friske arrived in northern Michigan in 1952, leaving their war-torn German homeland behind. They worked hard at several ventures while their children were born before purchasing a run-down, bankrupt, 240-acre farm near Charlevoix Michigan in 1962. Richard and Olga, along with their three young children, labored to rejuvenate the orchards and build their dream, Friske Orchards.


Peggy Nattermann

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Huge variety of cherry products, fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery items, cooking gifts and many other items. Staff is very helpful and nice. The delicious scents are free and change hour to hour.

sarah smith

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
I am in love with this place! It's amazing! They make everything in the store that they sell. The cherry salsa is out of this world! Their salad dressings, jams, and salsas are amazing. The apple cider is amazing, and their balsamic vinegar selection is outstanding. Seriously the best place to stop between Charlevoix and traverse city!

Jordan monarch

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Good cider but it won't make you frisky. Just a heads up. I found out too late...

Sarah Moore

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
I love this orchard. Their choice of apples even in the off season is very good. And their homemade chili and apple fritters are outstanding.


Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
This is a place I have watched evolving each year offering more and more and the employees are ever cheerful to their customers. This place has something to offer from the senior to young children. The doughnuts are always fresh and you can certainly tell all the employees enjoy their jobs. Always a delight to go there!

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