45 Years in the Apple Business!
Closed for the Season
Thank you for your patronage!
See you at the end of May for Rhubarb.
Please call the Orchard, 815-332-9696, for apple availability especially if coming from out of town.
Stop out and see us. Check out the sale items in the store. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
We are a dog-friendly orchard. Dogs must be on a leash or held, “NICE & FRIENDLY”, and current with their vaccinations.
If your dog does not have these qualifications, please leave them in the car or at home.
Also, please bring those cute little pick-up bags. In other words, you are responsible for your dogs droppings.
THERE ARE DUMPSTERS IN THE PARKING LOT FOR YOUR DOGGY BAGS, BABY DIAPERS, & GARBAGE.
We are a 35 acre family-owned orchard with approximately 5,000 apple trees. You have a choice of either picking your own apples or purchasing pre-picked apples in our store. We do, however, usually pick our own Honey Crisp and they’re also in the store while they last. Also available to pick in season: rhubarb, raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries, cherries, red, white and black currants and blackberries (in the summer),We make our own 100% pure cider – no additives. Slushies are available of course made with our oh- so- refreshing cider. We also have yummy cider donuts, delectable apple pies, really good cinnamon bread, scrumptious caramel apples and to die for fudge. Our store offers many fall decorations, linens, candles, and other unique items for your home. You will find a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, honey, squash, pumpkins, gourds, and much, much more.
We look forward to your visit…a destination where you and your family can make new memories the old fashioned way…one delicious apple at a time!
2022 APPLE SEASON SCHEDULE
30 Varieties of Apples!
These dates are only our best ESTIMATE of when the apples will be ready.
Please call, 815-332-9696, for apple availability especially if coming from out of town.
– AUGUST –
(4th Week) Paula Red, Sweet Maia, Zestar
– SEPTEMBER –
(1st Week) Fall Raspberries, Gala, Haralson, Honey Crisp, McIntosh
(2nd Week) Early Fuji, Senshu, Snow Sweet
(3rd Week) Cortland, Empire, Jonalicious, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious
(4th Week) Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Crunch-a-Bunch, Ida Red, Jonagold, Shizuka/Mutsu, Yellow Delicious
– OCTOBER –
(1st Week) Blushing Gold, Golden Russet, Pink Lady, Pixie Crunch, Sun Crisp
(2nd Week) Rome, Cameo
(3rd Week) Candy Crisp, Late Fuji, Wine Crisp, Winesap
(4th Week) Evercrisp
We have our scrumptious apple cider donuts, delicious apple pies, many flavors of yummy, delectable fudge, delicious apple -cinnamon bread (without raisins) that make great french toast, oh- so- good caramel apples plus 100% pure apple cider. We have wonderful muffins and new refreshing apple cider slurpies. Call ahead and reserve your tantalizing bakery, if you want to make sure and not be disappointed (especially during the weekends) when we could run out.
(Bakery is only during the fall apple season.) It will be available usually the last week of August.
TOURS / DIRECTIONS
TOURS: We will be having tours for schools, seniors, girl and boy scouts, and special groups. Our tours require a minimum of 10 people; however, you don’t have to have 10 people but you will be charged for 10. Teachers and chaperones will not be charged. We try to customize the tours to your needs; such as apple or bee/honey education, etc.
Please contact Cathy, 815-332-9696, to schedule your tours. We do try and make them fun and interesting.