Wow, it's hard to believe that schools have started and that apple season is here! We have our usual free fun things: wagon rides through the orchard, animals to visit, and the children's play area including our three-story maze.
Mother Nature didn't give us as many apples as we would like this year, so we are bringing in some very nice local apples. They will be available in our on-farm store. We want to be sure everyone has enough tree-ripened goodness to enjoy. Check the "Orchard Update" to see what is available right now.
There will still be limited apple picking - everyone should have that experience! And you are welcome to ride the wagon and meet Lexie whether you pick apples or not.
We had a very nice peach crop - thank you to all our customers who gave them a good home!
When you come to the farm, check in first at our on-farm store. That's in the little brown barn near the parking lot. Our staff can fill you in on what fruit is available that day, as well as other fun things happening on the farm.
As always, we have friends to visit with: two young geese and some cute little bunnies are new this year. And our old friends are still there - even Porkchop the pig!
We are still adding to our calendar to include more family friendly activities and events. And we are always striving to improve our facility. We stay active all winter and spring.
We are selling our delicious pies and other goodies on Saturday mornings at the Land of Goshen Community Market in Edwardsville. We certainly hope you can come visit us there, as well as check out all the other wonderful local vendors who participate.
As many of you 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 have temporary operations in place in order to continue to do business. Please bear with us during the coming seasons.
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!"