Named "Best of 2010" apple orchard by Chicago Magazine!

Welcome to our website and to the new apple season 2014.
    Every year is different and challenging in numerous ways. This year a brutally cold winter was followed by a cold, wet, late spring and a cool summer. Hence a much smaller crop than last year is maturing slowly. We do have many beautiful apples on many varieties throughout the orchard, but many trees have taken the year off.
   The 2014 Picking Schedule is now available on the Picking & Pricing page. Ripening times are subject to change, so check back for updates on ripening. We are limiting our hours of operation by being open only Saturdays and Sundays this year. Because we are dealing with a much smaller crop this year, we encourage you to call ahead for availability, or check updates on this website or on Facebook.

Mike & Velma Downes
Mike & Emily Lazar
Mike & Velma Downes
9905 Thompson Rd., Woodstock, IL  60098

The crowds came, and then the rains came. Due to these factors, the orchard will be COMPLETELY CLOSED on Sunday, September 21st. We will reopen next Saturday, the 27th. We expect to be open for picking on the 27th. Please check back later this week for details. 

We will be opening on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. We will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 - 5. We will not be open on Fridays this year. Because of the small crop this year, we do not know how long the season will last. Please check here or on Facebook before coming out to see us.