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. 


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.



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!



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


(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***


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:  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.


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

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
811 East State Street
Cherry Valley, IL

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

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!

Gordy had a big day today! Here he is snoozing on the picnic table while the guys enjoy an end of day beer. Good dog! ...

First week of the fall season is upon us at the Orchard! Stop on in this week for some sweet treats and first apples of the season!! (Pictured is a fresh apple pie. Yum!) ...

Tomorrow marks the start of apple season! Here is our picking schedule for the year. Please note that these are "generally available by dates" not exact dates. ...

Who else can’t wait for fall?! Join us this week at the orchard. While you’re here pick some elderberries before apples are ready to be picked! ...

We will open for fall hours this Friday! Darrell and Gordy can`t wait to see you all again! We will have donuts and apple pie until we close in November. Yummy!

U-Pick apples will not be available until mid-september. Right now you can buy Paula Red and Zestar in our store. We also have Elderberries ready to pick!

Darrell is having a great day today! He is helping us install drain tile in our swamp in the back! Good job Darrell! Nice and clean! ...

Hey everyone! It’s the perfect week to come on in and stop at the orchard! This weeks hours are:
Monday-Saturday 9-4:30
Hope to see you guys out here! #cherryvalley #rockfordillinois

We`re looking for part-time help this fall! If you are interested, please stop in and fill out an application. Ask to speak to Raoul for an interview.

We need cashiers to help in our sales barn. You will help customers, run registers, stock shelves, answer phones, etc

We need help in our bakery. You will help make donuts and apple pies, clean dishes, jug honey, prepare fudge, etc.

We need help in our orchard. You will help with a long list of tasks, including mowing, apple picking, weeding, watering, digging, etc, etc

Nothing we do is hard or complicated, but you are at the mercy of mother nature. Please call us at 815-332-9696 for more information

We still have plenty of blueberries and raspberries to pick! Plus, we now have Blackberries!

Blueberries ~ $6.99 per pound
Blackberries ~ $5.94 per pint
Raspberries ~ $5.94 per pint

Happy birthday America! ...

We will begin picking blueberries and raspberries this Saturday! Unfortunately, our cherries are now done for the season. We also do not have currants this year but plan on planting new bushes next year. We will be closed Tuesday to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Blueberries ~ $6.99 per pound or $5.94 a pint

Raspberries ~ $5.94 a pint

Cherries are ready today! They`re delicious! Come and get them! ...