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

Welcome to our website and to the new apple season 2015.
This year we are continuing to see more tree damage in some of our older trees from the past three rough winter and spring seasons. Trees that are struggling from weather damage have a very small crop this year. Other trees that escaped the damage have a good crop of beautiful apples.

Please check Facebook, and refresh this website, for weekly updates during the harvest season.

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.