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A guide to area apple picking

Spend some time this fall at an orchard picking apples.  |  File photo
Spend some time this fall at an orchard picking apples. | File photo

As summer cools down and fall weather begins taking over the area, it's time to start thinking about everything apple. Apple pies, apple doughnuts, apple cider, apple cake, apples dipped in caramel or just a plain apple. Try heading out to an orchard to pick your own bushel of apples. You can also celebrate National Apple Month in October.

All Seasons Apple Orchard
14510 Route 176, Woodstock

The apple orchard is open daily September through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. The admission price for the orchard, depending on what type of apples you wold like to pick, ranges from $9.69-$14.50. A schedule of apple types available for picking is available by clicking here. For more information, call (815) 338-5637 or email info@allseasonsorchard.com.

Heinz Orchard
1050 Crest Road, Green Oaks

The orchard is open beginning Sept. 13 and remains open through October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. A bag of apples, either 1/2 peck at $9 or 1 peck at $18, must be purchased. The apple type picking schedule is available by clicking here. For more information, call (847) 770-3449 or email heinz.orchard@yahoo.com.

Homestead Orchard
11802 Charles Road, Woodstock

The orchard is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through October. For more information, call 815-338-7443 or email donburda@comcast.net.

Kuipers Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

The orchard is open through October, but apple picking is only available on the weekends. The orchard is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The schedule for apple varieties available for picking can be found by clicking here. Admission is $9 per person and includes a quarter peck of apples. For more information, call (815) 827-5200 Ext. 1. 

Lang's Orchard
17411 Secor Road, Woodstock

The orchard is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday, closed Thursday and Friday, through October. For the apple variety schedule, click here. Apples cost $14 per peck, except for Honeycrisp and Snow Sweet. For more information, call (815) 568-7547 or email langs@langsorchard.com.

Meadowmoor Orchard
1517 N. Rte 47, Woodstock

The orchard is open weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through October. For the apple variety picking schedule click here. All picked fruits are $1.50 per pound, except Honeycrisp apples which are $2.50 per pound. For more information, call (815) 687-8208.

More Than Delicious
9905 Thompson Road, Woodstock

The orchard is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6-Oct. 27. Click here to see the apple variety picking schedule. A bushel of apples costs $60, but there are smaller quantities available. For more information, call (815) 575-9650 or email morethandeliciousorchard@gmail.com.

 

Woodstock Country Orchard
17015 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock

The orchard is open for the season beginning Sept. 7 through October. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Prices range from $8-$40 depending on how much you pick. A schedule of apple types available for picking is available by clicking here. For more information, call (815) 923-4359.

Know of another pick your own apple orchard in the area? Send an email to heather.leszczewicz@wrapports.com.

 

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