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.
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 available weekends only through October.
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.
(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|
|Red Free||Mid August||Empire||Mid September|
|Mollies Delicious||Late August||Early Fuji||Mid September|
|Blondee||Late August||Golden Delicious||Mid September|
|Zestar||Late August||Red Delicious||Late September|
|Sansa||Late August||Snow Sweet||Late September|
|Ginger Gold||Late August||Ida Red||Early October|
|Gala||Early September||Cameo||Mid October|
|McIntosh||Mid September||Mutsu||Mid October|
|Honeycrisp Apples||Mid September||Golden Rush||Mid October|
|Jonamac||Mid September||Candy Crisp||Mid October|
|Golden Supreme||Mid September||Honey Gold||Mid October|
|Cortland||Mid September||Granny Smith||Late October|
|Liberty||Mid September||Pink Lady||Late October|
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.
Apple Picking Season Begins In: