Buy Apples

Fresh from the orchard, bagged and sold at the Orchard Shop. Apples sold individually, by the half-peck or peck bag. Prices vary by supply and variety.

ORCHARD SHOP OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 10AM TO 5PM IN NOVEMBER

Pick Apples

Upic and COVID-19
This year guests will walk to the picking areas.  Strollers will be allowed in the orchard to transport children. Guests should be aware that walks to ripe fruit will vary weekly in location and distance.

Apple picking in the orchard is primarily only available weekends only through October. Some varieties may be available to pick weekdays and we will post that updated information on our Homepage weekly.  Click here to see this week’s Upic status.

Admission to Orchard: $10.99 per person Includes 1/4 peck bag of apples. Children 2 and under admitted FREE but don’t receive a bag.  Everyone entering the orchard must purchase admission.

FINAL DAY TO PICK APPLES IN 2020 IS NOVEMBER 8

Apple Info

(815) 827-5200 Ext. 1

Updated weekly, call this number to hear apple varieties currently available for purchase in the Orchard Shop and which varieties you’ll be able to pick yourself in the Orchard Saturday and Sunday.

Apple Variety

Estimated Ripening

Apple VarietyEstimated Ripening
Red FreeMid AugustEmpireMid September
Mollies DeliciousLate AugustEarly FujiMid September
BlondeeLate AugustGolden DeliciousMid September
ZestarLate AugustRed DeliciousLate September
SansaLate AugustSnow SweetLate September
Ginger GoldLate AugustIda RedEarly October
GalaEarly SeptemberCameoMid October
McIntoshMid SeptemberMutsuMid October
Honeycrisp ApplesMid SeptemberGolden RushMid October
JonamacMid SeptemberCandy CrispMid October
Golden SupremeMid SeptemberHoney GoldMid October
CortlandMid SeptemberGranny SmithLate October
LibertyMid SeptemberPink LadyLate October
JonathanMid September  

All Ripen dates are approximate

Shop and Bakery

Save plenty of time during your visit to mosey through the shop and take in the sights, smells and tastes of the country – it’s a MUST SEE!

Browse unique items for your home or sample some of the hundreds of specialty foods we carry from the Sample Kitchen located right in the store.

Follow your nose to the Orchard Bakery to pick up some of our famous apple cider doughnuts, home-baked pies and cream and butter fudge. Watch us hand-spin a caramel apple just for you. And for a true taste of fall grab a gallon of our freshly-pressed pasteurized apple cider.

If you’re not sure which variety of apple to buy (we grow over 20) the staff at the Apple Bar can offer samples and make suggestions to help you purchase the best variety for your taste and use.

Cash and credit cards accepted. No checks please.

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