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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Western Wisconsin in 2022, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Barron County

  • Mommsen's Produce Patch - apples, asparagus, strawberries, corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, winter squash, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    2009 18th Avenue, Rice Lake, WI 54868. Phone: 715-234-6363. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Strawberries: From Menard's go east on Cty 0 to the Meng Eye Clinic, turn south, go one half mile, turn left. Fall Market and Entertainment Farm: Exit Hwy 53 at the south exit. Go east to the third stop light (Cty SS), turn south, go one and one half miles, farm is on west side of road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Fax:. . Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Strawberries: Call for picking dates and times; Fall Market and Entertainment Farm is open seven days a week 10 am to 6 pm; Asparagus: May Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July Sweet Corn: August to early September; Farm Market and Entertainment Farm: Mid September to October 30 Pumpkin cannon and Catapult. Weekends only. We grow 5 different varieties in our orchard! We offer pick-your-own apples and sell already picked bags in the barn. Don't forget to grab one of our famous caramel apples or grab one of Grandma Evy's apple pie or crisp out of the freezer. (UPDATED: July 01, 2019, JBS)

Chippewa County

  • Bushel and a Peck Market - raspberries and apples
    18444 Cty Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls, WI . Phone: 715-723-0133. Open: 9 to 6 pm every day of the apple season. Click here for a map and directions. . Apples, cider, jams and jellies and maple syrup. Crafts, vegetables, caramel apples, pick your own (late Aug-Oct). Fresh baked goods from our own bakery. Our raspberries are everbearing and we sell them as "you pick" during the apple season. Therefore, we begin our berry sales in late August and the raspberries will bear until frost in Oct. The everbearing strawberries are grown organically (in the confines of an IPM orchard)
  • Connell's Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
    19372 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls, WI . Phone: 715-723-5119. Open: 9 to 7 pm 7 days a week August through November. Click here for a map and directions. . Apples, apple cider, baked goods, gift baskets, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins. Pick your own sometimes. Phone: first.
  • Schaefer's Orchard Run - Certified Organic, apples, U-pick and already picked
    1726 County Highway K, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Phone: 715-723-8865. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday, Noon to 5 pm; Labor Day to Halloween or until the apples are gone. Directions: Half way between Lake Wissota and Fall Creek on Highway K. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . We are certified organic for all crops!

Dunn County

  • Connell's Sunridge Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
    N4698 90th, Menomonie, WI . Phone: 715-772-4553. Open: every day 8 to 5 August, September, October. Click here for a map and directions. . Apples, cider, jams and jellies, maple syrup, popcorn and pumpkins. Apple pie sales by the slice or whole pies noon to 5 pm September 20 and October 4.Pick-your-own on some varieties weekends only.

Eau Claire County

  • Eau Claire Orchards - Apples, pumpkins
    6470 Balsam Road, Eau Claire, WI . Phone: 715-839-8370. Open: 9 to 6 August to mid-November retail; Not open on Tuesdays. Click here for a map and directions. . Wholesale year-round. Pick your own on weekends. Apples, apple cider, baked goods, gift baskets, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, pumpkins.
  • Hillview Farm - apples, pumpkins, squash
    Take I-94 to Hwy 53 S exit, go 1 mile to Hillview Road, then S 3 miles, WI . Phone: 715-878-4526. Open: early September to Nov, 11 am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Closed Thursdays. Pick your own or fresh- picked and preserves. Scenic nature trail. Horse wagon rides most Saturdays 1 to 4:30 pm.
  • Leffel Roots Apple Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pumpkins, winter squash, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    W2369 Maple Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Phone: 715-514-5171. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021: They are closed until the 2022 season; Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, mid - September through October 31. Directions: From I-94 Eastbound: Take exit 65 for WI-37 toward Eau Claire/Mondovi Drive .2 miles and make a slight left onto Co highway B Drive 3.5 miles and make a left onto Maple Road Drive .4 miles and see our orchard on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Leffel Roots Apple Orchard Facebook page. . . We use integrated pest management practices. (ADDED: February 17, 2016)

Pepin County

  • Maiden Rock Apples - Pick-your-own apples, Corn maze, hayrides
    12266 King Lane, Stockholm, WI 54769. Phone: 715-448-3502. Email: [email protected]. Open: Haunted hayride on October 20th from 4-6pm for kids and then 7-10ish for 12 and up. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: we accept cash, credit cards. . $5 for adults $2.50 for kids. wine, hard cider, cheeses

Pierce County

  • Circle K Orchard - apples, herbs or spices, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash
    9 mi. East of River Falls on off Hwy 29 N7653 650th Street, Beldenville, WI 54003. Phone: 715 273-7799. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, 10 am to 6 pm, from Aug 18th to Nov 4th, 10am to 6pm daily. Directions: 9 mi east of River Falls WI on hwy 29, turn south on 650th street From the Twin Cities. Take Interstate 94 east to the Hammond Ext. Turn south on Co Rd.Y and follow the signs From Ellsworth WI take State Hwy 65 to Co Rd J turn Right and follow the signs . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Fax: n/a. . click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Lions Apple Festival is September 22 and 23 10 am to 5 pm both days. Pasteurized cider available from Mid September to end of season Locally produced carmel apple pies and hand dipped caramel apples. Apple wood for smoking.
  • Rush River Orchard and Bakery - apples, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    W 4616 County Road G, Ellsworth, WI 54011. Phone: 715-531-3381. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm, August 1 to November 1; Store open for prepicked and bakery items thru December 15. Directions: From MSP area take I 94 east to exit 19. Take Route 63 south to County Road G. Take a left hand turn heading east. Orchard is 2.5 miles on north side of road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Family friendly U-Pick operation featuring 18 varieties of apples. Lunch bar is available featuring hot dogs, brats and soup of the day. Bakery items include fresh baked apple pie, crisp, cupcakes and cookies! Fresh pressed cider is also available. (ADDED: October 17, 2016)
  • Swede Pickings - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, cherries, chestnuts, currants (red), elderberries, table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, pears, plums, walnuts,
    N1889 670th Street, Bay City, WI 54723. Phone: (763) 300-8659. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekends, mid - August through October; See our Facebook page and website for current hours. Directions: Located 21 miles south of Prescott, WI. From Prescott, travel south on Highway 35 for 19 miles, turn left on County C, turn right on 170th Street, and turn left on 670th Street to top of hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Swede Pickings Facebook page. . . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the orchards and vineyards, sample the produce, and pick your own fruit. On the bluffs overlooking Lake Pepin. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular views. Formerly called "Domaine Da Vine Vineyard & Orchard ". (ADDED: August 13, 2019)
  • White Pine Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    7901 830th Avenue, River Falls, WI 54022. Phone: 715-425-2248. Open: Pick Your Own Hours: Saturdays and Sundays in September and October 10 am to 5 pm Self Service (Pre - picked only) Wednesday through Friday. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . I-94 to Wisconsin Exit 3 (Hwy 35 South to "River Falls") Go about 5 miles to city of River Falls. Pass Main Street exit and keep going another couple miles At first stop light turn left on highway 29 Go 2 miles Just past a red barn on right, turn right onto Saddle Club Road Go 1/4 mile and turn left on 830th Avenue Go 1.5 miles and watch for apple orchard on right. Turn right into 7901 830th Avenue Please park in parking lot. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Followed organic practices for over 30 years.

Polk County

  • Indian Creek Orchard - Apples, pumpkins.
    139 350th Avenue, Frederic, WI . Phone: 715-653-2689. Open: 10 to 5 daily from the last Friday of August until Halloween. Click here for a map and directions. . Pick your own, every day in season. Apples, apple cider, gift baskets, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins.

St. Croix County

  • Apple River Orchard - Apples, pumpkins.
    600 155th Avenue, Somerset, WI . Phone: 715-247-5103. Open: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sun. Click here for a map and directions. . Late August to early November. Apples, apple cider, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, pumpkins. Pick your own.

Trempealeau County

  • Decorah Land Apple Stand - apples
    W19461 State Rd 54, Galesville, WI . Phone: 608-582-2511. Open: mid August to Thanksgiving 9 to 5 daily. Click here for a map and directions. . Full line of and apple-related products: cider, syrup, baked goods plus honey, jams and jellies and maple syrup. Pick your own last Saturday of September plus Saturday and Sunday the third weekend of October.
  • Echo Lodge Orchard - apples
    N16545 Kriesel Lane, Trempealeau, WI . Phone: 608-539-2141. Open: mid August to Thanksgiving 9 to 5 daily. Click here for a map and directions. . Full line of and apple-related products: cider, syrup, baked goods plus honey, jams and jellies and maple syrup. Pick your own last Saturday of September plus Saturday and Sunday the third weekend of October.
  • Ecker's Apple Farm - apples
    W27062 St Rd 5435, Trempealeau, WI . Phone: 608-539-2652. Open: 10 to 6 pm 7 days during Season, August to Christmas. Click here for a map and directions. . , caramel , Queen's Apple, jams and jellies, salsa. Pies year-round.
  • Ferguson's Morningside Orchard - apples, weekend wagon rides, observation December k, picnic area, straw bale pyramid
    N17543 Grover Lane, Galesville, WI . Phone: 608-539-4239. Open: 7 days a week, 10 to 6 pm. Directions: Exit Little Tamarack Rd from Highway 54 between Galesville and Centerville. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • Fleischman Orchard - apples
    Take Cty S 4 miles S of Blair to Joe Coulee Road, left 1 mile, WI . Phone: 608-525-2444. Open: daily from 8 am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Fresh picked and pick-your-own . Season starts about September 10 to end of October.
  • Kaste's Morningside Orchards - Apples, pumpkins
    N17543 Grover Lane, Galesville, WI . Phone: 608-539-4239. Open: August to mid-November 10 to 6 pm 6 days a week. Click here for a map and directions. . Sunday noon to 6. Retail and wholesale. Apples, apple cider, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup. Pick your own.

Apple picking tips:

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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