Pick Your Own ApplesEnjoy the autumn life on a Midwest farm

Pick Your Own ApplesThe only thing better than taking that first bite of a crisp, fresh apple is when you can pick your own apples. At the 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 the Kuiper Family Farm, where you can pick your own apples, get your fill of pumpkins, and enjoy the calm, cool, crisp life 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 is between August 18 and October28, and 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 $10.99 per person admission price includes ¼ peck bag of apples and a fun hayride to the grove, weather permitting. Children under 2 are free, but they do not receive a bag.

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  

* 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 the Kuiper Family Farm, where you can pick your own apples, get your fill of pumpkins, and enjoy the calm, cool, crisp life on a Midwest farm.

 

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