We’re Celebrating Our 45th Year in the Apple Business!

Come this weekend: 
Saturday, Oct. 8th,  9am-6pm
Sunday, Oct. 9th, 10am-6pm  

We will  of course, have great apple picking. 
I might say the quality of our apples this year is superb.
Everyone gets a delicious free donut. 
We’ll have face painting, a family/child pumpkin carving contest, craft vendors, food trucks and just good old fashion quality time. 
We hope to see you! 

Regular Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

We offer about 30 apple varieties so check our Facebook, Instagram  or click “Apples” below for which apples are ready.  

Please call the Orchard, 815-332-9696, for apple availability especially if coming from out of town.

Apple pie, honey,  pure non-pasturized cider, fudge, inside and outside fall decor and much more are also available.

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.

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Come visit us soon! 
There is Bauman Park, restaurants, ice cream & mini grocery store right in downtown
Cherry Valley, a very nice quant town with an old main brick street. 
There’s also a large casino about 5 miles away in Rockford.

 

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 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!

APPLES

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

BAKERY

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.