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

Alas, another apple season has come to an end. We wish to thank all our loyal friends and customers who visited the orchard this fall. We are always thrilled to share our apple crop with those who love the different varieties of apples that they find in our orchard.
As you walked through the orchard this fall, you might have noticed that we have many young trees and new grafts that hopefully will produce new and interesting varieties in the years to come.
We will keep you updated throughout the winter and spring as to conditions in the orchard, and as with all farmers we hope next year's crop will be fantastic. We wish each of you and your families a wonderful holiday season, and hope to see you again next fall.

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

The 2015 apple season is here and we have just posted our picking schedule.  As we closed last year, we were hoping for this year to be an outstanding apple crop.  Unfortunately, production is very mixed among our many varieties.  We do have an excellent crop of Connell Red, HoneyCrisp, and Firesides, and a few other varieties.  Red and Golden Delicious trees are almost empty this year.  Our pear crop is considerably better than last year, but not a bumper crop.  Please look at our picking schedule on the Picking & Pricing page.
Again this year we will be featuring Doug’s McHenry County honey and Lisa’s delicious jams, plus cider and donuts.