Hello, this is Sandy Renne at the farm. Actually, I prefer now to be called “Grandpa Sandy Rennie.” I’ve earned that title because I have four wonderful grandchildren that keep me young-at-heart–Matthew, Johnathan, Kieran, and Adriana.
I own and operate Rennie Orchards here in Williamsburg, Michigan, which is a tad east of Traverse City. It’s really beautiful here. The family farm is situated between Elk Lake and East Grand Traverse Bay just a touch south of Elk Rapids. You can even see Elk Lake from atop my cherry orchards.
We’re a true family farm. We enjoy good family fun and the beautiful surroundings of northern Michigan. In July, right at the conclusion of the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City–when the cherries are perfectly ripe, I love to host families, friends, church groups, and anyone wanting a pristine setting for a lovely, relaxing morning or afternoon. I provide a bucket and special harness I designed myself and send you out into the orchard to pick the varieties of cherries that are perfect that day. I’m pretty picky, and I want you to pick and take home only the very best fruit from our farm. No exceptions. My team will direct you to the cherries that are the most perfect for picking that day. If you’d rather stop by and pick up some cherries that we’ve just picked and packaged, we can do that, too. Either way, we welcome you to come visit us. Plus, now, I’m working on shipping fresh-picked cherries to your home or office. What a great gift for your favorite friends–or even for yourself!
In September and October, I have wonderful apples ready for picking. One of several outstanding varieties is the acclaimed Honey Crisp. We’ve gotten lots of kudos on our Honey Crisp apples for sure! For special fun, we offer a corn maze, hay wagon ride, and fresh-pressed apple cider. Children also enjoy visiting our tee-pee and log cabin then, too.
It’s such a special place, and I’m so proud of our farm. Please stop by and visit us! It’s much more fun when we can share our farm with your family.