Pick Your Own Apples & Enjoy the Day on a Midwest farm
The only thing better than taking that first bite of a crisp, fresh apple is when you can pick your own apples. At Kuipers Family Farm you can do just that every fall weekend.
After the family opened their 71-acre pumpkin patch to the public in 1998 to give other families the joys of a Midwest farm on a cool fall day, a 160-acre apple orchard was purchased and expanded to 230 acres.
Call 815-827-5200 for complete information about the Apple Orchard at Kuiper Family Farm, where you can pick your own apples, find the perfectr pumpkins and enjoy a relaxing day on a Midwest farm.
Pick Your Own Apples for Fall Fun
If you want to come out and pick your own apples at Kuipers Family Farm, you will need to plan ahead. Apple picking season begins mid-August through October and is available only on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m and Columbus Day 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A $11.99 per person admission price includes ¼ peck bag of apples. Children under 2 are free, but they do not receive a bag.
|Apple Variety||Estimated Ripening||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|
* not available as u-pic All Ripen dates are approximate
Pick Your Own Apples at Kuipers Farm
Call 815-827-5200 for complete information about the Apple Orchard at KuipersFamily Farm, where you can pick your own apples, find the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a relaxing day on a Midwest farm.
Apple Picking Season Begins In: