Mills Apple Farm

Good Fruit, Good Food, and Family Fun    MillsAppleFarm on Facebook  MillsAppleFarm on Twitter  
 

Fall 2018

We have local tree ripened apples in our store available for purchase. Mother Nature hasn't been kind to us this year: too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, and all at the wrong time. Our light crop has been pretty much picked by our customers. You are still welcome to have a wagon ride, visit the animals, and of course, play! All at no charge.

 Our bakery is still making lots of great tasting items, including the Grand Champion Pie at the 2018 Madison County Fair, Blueberry Peach Crumb. We also have a supply of sweet cider from Schwartz Orchard in Centralia on hand.

Rides to the pumpkin patch are available on the weekend. We have a few select pumpkins for sale near the store as well.

We are working on replacing our main building. We have a foundation in, and part of the floor poured. We're getting ready to start on the next phase.Thank you, again, to all those who donated to our building fund! It's a big project.

We will have our usual free fun things this year: the children's play area including our three-story maze, animals to visit, and space to run around.

Check out the Twitter feed on the right and follow us on Facebook.

 

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!"

 

Orchard Update



Directions via
Google Map Link



Open now with rides to the pumpkin patch on the weekends.

Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will be open our regular hours on Columbus Day.

We participate in the Land of Goshen Community Market in Edwardsville, Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Last Market for 2018 is October 21.

Hope to see you soon!



Our normal season starts sometime in July
and runs until noon on December 24th...