Over 45 Years in the Apple Business!
Opening August 25th
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

 

Assorted early apples available now! Soon after Labor Day Honey Crisp, Gala, McIntosh will be available along w/ “You Pick” red raspberries. Early Fuji, Snow Sweet, Empire and many other varieties will follow.

Please check our website, Facebook, and Instagram or call the Orchard at 815-332-9696 to find out apple availability, especially if you are coming from out of town.

We also have yummy Apple Cider Donuts, delicious Apple Pies, scrumptious Carmel Apples many varieties of creamy melt-in-your mouth Fudge.  100% pure Cider, Honey, Giftware and much more.

We look forward to your visit. A destination where family and friends make new memories.

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.

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.

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

 

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

2023 APPLE SEASON SCHEDULE

Over 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 – Donuts and Apple Pie Available at Start of Apple Season

(4th Week) Paula Red, Sweet Maia, Zestar

– SEPTEMBER – Fresh Apple Cider Available Mid-September

(1st Week) Fall Raspberries, Gala, Haralson, Honey Crisp, McIntosh

(2nd Week) Early Fuji, Senshu, Snow Sweet, Summerset

(3rd Week) Cortland, Empire, Jonalicious, Jonathan, Macoun, Red Delicious, Sweet Zinger

(4th Week) Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Crunch-a-Bunch, Ida Red, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious

– OCTOBER –

(1st Week) Blushing Gold, Golden Russet, Ludacrisp, Pink Lady, Pixie Crunch, Sun Crisp

(2nd Week) Cameo, Rome, Rosalee, Sundance

(3rd Week) Candy Crisp, Fuji, Wine Crisp, Winesap

(4th Week) Evercrisp

***We recommend you call ahead for availability***

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.

INSTAGRAM

Cherry Season is upon us!! We have a large crop this year, but as always, it will go quickly. We will begin picking sour/tart cherries on Saturday, June 22nd.

All cherries are U-Pick only and cost $3.59 per pound.

We will be open 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. During the rest of the week, we will be open 9am to 5pm.
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Cherry Season is right around the corner! We`re expecting to pick cherries in a few weeks, tentatively Saturday, June 22nd, but that may change depending on how fast the cherries ripen. We have a large crop this year but as always, they will be picked out quickly! ...

We are now closed for the season! Thank you all for another great year! We look forward to seeing you again in the spring for rhubarb and asparagus. In the meantime, if you drive by and see us here, don`t be afraid to stop in for things. We`ll help you out as best we can. ...

We had a very big crop this year! Rather than let our remaining crop fall to the ground, we picked almost 10,000 pounds of apples for Feeding Illinois! Our donation is expected to provide 8,100 meals for those in need. ...

Our Halloween Doggy Costume Contest winner Scout and his loving family with their well-earned prizes. Congratulations guys! We look forward to seeing you all again for next year`s contest! ...

The apple season is coming to a close soon! Our last day will be November 12th. Our U-Pick apples are Cameo, Blushing Gold, Candy Crisp, Empire, Evercrisp, Fuji, Ida Red, Jonagold, Pink Lady, Snow Sweet, Suncrisp, Winecrisp, and Yellow Delicious to pick too! You will also find many more pre-picked varieties in our store.

Large pumpkins are now just $6 and small pumpkins are $3. Halloween is just a few days away!

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
815-332-9696
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It`s a beautiful morning here at Valley Orchard! Today is our Fall Festival, come join us for a fun filled fall day! ...

This week we are looking forward to all of the beautiful fall weather and the fall festival event happening at the Orchard on Saturday from 10-5! We can’t wait to see you all there!!” ...

This weekend`s new U-Pick apples are Cameo and Fuji! Blushing Gold, Empire, Ida Red, Jonagold, Macoun, Pixie Crunch, Snow Sweet, Suncrisp, and Yellow Delicious are also still available. You will also find many more pre-picked varieties in our store.

Due to the rainy weather we`ve had the last several days and the expected rainy weather Saturday, we`ve decided to postpone our Fall Festival until next Saturday, October 21st. We`re sorry for any inconvenience but hope to see you all there!

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
815-332-9696
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It`s October at Valley Orchard! Gordy is ready for Halloween! Look at all the pumpkins he helped us pick.

Speaking of picking.. our new U-Pick apples are Blushing Gold, Ida Red, Jonagold, Suncrisp, and Yellow Delicious. Empire, Macoun, Pixie Crunch, and Snow Sweet are still available too. You will also find many more pre-picked varieties in our store.

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
815-332-9696
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It’s another beautiful fall day at the Orchard! Darrell says to stop in today for apples, donuts and cider!! ...

This weekend at Valley Orchard, we have several new varieties of apples to pick: Empire, Jonagold, Macoun and Ludacrisp! Pixie Crunch, Senshu and Snow Sweet are still available too. You will also find many more pre-picked varieties in our store.

We now have pumpkins and other spooky fall decorations to give your home that perfect fall vibe. Visit us this weekend!

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
815-332-9696
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Live music tomorrow, Sunday, September 24th at noon! Don`t be a square, come listen to the cool sound of The Plaid Shirts! "4 old guys" playing the best from The Beatles, Tom Pretty, 60`s, and 70`s. It`s gonna be a good time. ...

This weekend at Valley Orchard, our new U-Pick apples are Crunch-A-Bunch, Jonathan, Pixie Crunch, and Senshu! You can still pick Honey Crisp, McIntosh, and Snow Sweet. There are many pre-picked varieties in our store too.

Stop by and grab some of our delicious apple cider donuts. They go great with our apple cinnamon bread, taffy apples, and fresh apple cider! An apple-everything meal! Yummy!

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
815-332-9696
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Stop in at Valley Orchard this week for the perfect apple picking weather ☀️ Our hours this week are Monday-Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 10-6. ...

Darrell is happy because this weekend we have Honey Crisp! You can pick them yourself or grab a pre-picked bag in our store. We also have McIntosh, Snow Sweet, and Summerset (NEW) ready to pick.

To pick apples, each person in your group over the age of 12 needs to purchase at least a quarter peck bag to enter our orchard.

1/4 Peck $8.00
1/2 Peck $15.00
1 Peck $28.00

Valley Orchard
(815)332-9696
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
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It’s a great Fall day to stop in and pick some raspberries! We are open today from 9-6. ...

U-Pick apples begin this weekend at Valley Orchard! Early Fuji, McIntosh, and Snow Sweet are all ready to pick! Plus our fall raspberries are ready to pick as well!

The heat is gone, and it`s finally starting to feel like fall. Join us this weekend for all your favorites and more!

Valley Orchard
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL
1(815)332-9696
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Happy Labor Day! Stop in on this gorgeous and hot day to cool off with an apple cider slushy!! 🌞 ...

We have plenty of fresh homegrown tomatoes! They are delicious! Better than anything you`ll get in the store! Just $2.50 per pound. We also have Gala apples pre-picked in our store.

Plus, next weekend, Honey Crisp will be ready to take home!
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