Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm set to permanently close as owner battles EEE

EAU CLAIRE, Mich.—Eau Claire’s Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm will be closing for good at the end of the year, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.

The farm, owned by Bill Teichman, who contracted the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) during the outbreak earlier in the fall, will close for good on December 31, 2019.

According to the post, the Teichman family is putting up most of the property and fruit orchards for sale.

The nearly 500-acre u-pick farm has been around for three generations, according to the post. It is located on E. Eureka Road in Eau Claire.

It has been home to the world famous International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship each year in July.

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