FIRST EVER!!    THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY   O N L Y    “Valley Orchard Clean Up  Days“.    U-pick any apples  from the trees  or windfalls -  minimum 10 lbs. = $1.00 per lb.    If questions, plz. call, 815-332-9696.    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FORECASTED  WEEKEND – COME ON OUT!!     CARPE’  DIEM


We have  Honey Crisp,   Empire,  Cameo,  Yellow Delicious,  Rome,  Blushing Gold,   Macoun, and  Winesap apples available in the store for regular pricing.

Our raspberries are finished.

We have several varieties of  pumpkins (including pie pumpkins),  squash, gourds,  straw bales and corn stalks.   Did you know  squash makes great pumpkin pie?    * Once you’ve  tasted a pumpkin pie from scratch,  you won’t  want to go back to the “can”.


Our store offers  a nice selection of giftware,  TERRIFIC cinnamon sugar or glazed cider donuts,   LUSCIOUS apple cinnamon bread,   YUMMY made from scratch with our own apples  AWESOME apple pie,  SCRUMPTIOUS caramel apples,  several varieties of  DELECTABLE fudge, plus 100% PURE  cider – no preservatives or additives,  and jams, honey,  salsas, apple butter -  just a LOT of  good stuff!  If  you would like us to hold a tantalizing bakery goody or two, please call us – we’d be happy to put it aside for you.

are taking orders for “made from scratch” apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving.  All pies must be preordered, picked up on November 26th and paid for in advance.  Please contact the Orchard, 815/332-9696, for details.


 APPLE SEASON HOURS :   MON. thru SAT. 9  a.m. TO 6 p.m.  AND SUNDAY 10 a.m. TO 6 p.m.   When the time change takes place,  we will close at 5 p.m.          Come,  spend  quality time with your  family and create new memories the old fashioned way – one delicious apple at a time.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!

POSSIBLE  CLOSING DATE  – November 10th    ( Depends on how many apples are left, how many customers are still coming in and how cold it is – we have no heat – etc,)  

About Us:

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 apples that we pick daily.  Also available to pick: raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries and blackberries.

We make our own 100% pure cider. We also have cider donuts, made from scratch with our own apples  apple pies, cinnamon bread and scrumptious caramel apples.  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.

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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!