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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.


Kristin Andreae

Saturday, July 14, 2018
So many tasty treats. Great pies and large variety of jams, salsas, and canned goods. Gift shop has lots of farm related gifts. Have a slice of pie, and a cup of coffee in their little bakery and deli. Worth the stop.

corinne lattimer

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Great selection of fresh local produce, canned fruit and baked goods. Convenient location off the highway. Pies make perfect gifts to take to friends family or coworkers to share michigan flavors.

Brian Gerstenberger

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
We love it here. We have to stop every time we visit the area. Cherry donuts, apple fritters, and monster cookies are 👍

Jacob Carlyle

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Great stop for fruit. Delicious ice cream / gelato. Plenty to f pasties. Lots to see including some farm animals.

Andrea Cuthbertson

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Made a quick stop in search of food for a hungry boy. Fantastic pulled pork sandwich. Happy boy means happy mom. Thanks folks for the great service.

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