We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. We did, and now we are busy preparing for this year.
Pruning all the fruit trees is the number one priority. We need to finish before the trees decide to wake up in the spring. Some trees take more time than others but they all need attention. We have a lot of trees so it's a big project.
We are also planning our calendar and hope to add many family friendly activities and events. And of course there is always improving and maintaining our facility. We certainly stay active all winter and spring.
Soon it will be May, and we'll start selling our delicious pies and other goodies on Saturday mornings at the Land of Goshen Community Market in Edwardsville. Opening Day is May 7th, just in time to find something special for mom. We certainly hope you can come visit us there, as well as check out all the other wonderful local vendors who participate.
As you may already know, our iconic red apple barn (the main building) was completely destroyed by fire on May 4, 2014. Our market, bakery, cider operation, wreath making equipment, coolers, walk-in freezer (which contained hundreds of gallons of cider and many apple pies worth of filling), and countless other items were totally lost. With over thirty years in business, we had accumulated a lot of stuff, and guess where it was stored.
We intend to rebuild. We want to make it better. We want to do it right. In the interim, we will have temporary operations in place in order to continue to do business. Please bear with us during this season.
Just a note: the parking is free, the play area is free, the wagon ride is free, and the country ambiance is free. We are family owned and operated; our bakery goods are hand made on-site and our apples aren't always as pretty as the store bought varieties - but they usually taste better. We aren't a big operation, but we put a lot of heart into making you feel at home. So take a break from reality, put down your iPhone, "Come visit us!"