Address: 8198 Fleisher Lane, Berrien Springs MI 49103 / (269) 471-7558
About Us / Hillside Orchards History: Hillside Orchards in Berrien Springs, MI brings cherries, apricots, nectarines, apples, peaches, chestnut, honey and a variety of berries depending on the season to Chicago and surrounding Illinois communities. The family owned farm began in 1836 and is operated by Sarah and Paul Thelen along with their two daughters. They have become one of the largest chestnut growers in Michigan and use sustainable methods of farming including targeted spraying and sprays made of insect pheromones and organic materials. Their dedication to sustainable, earth conscious farming methods has resulted in honors including Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1998 and the 2002 Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Award from the St. Joseph River Conservation.