The Starkrimson pears are getting large and turning red, so it must be time to think about opening up the orchard for harvest.
This has been a difficult summer to work in the orchard, with hot temperatures, high humidity, and scant rainfall. We were able to irrigate in late July, which carried us through and has given us some beautiful apples.
We expect to open the orchard for picking the first weekend after Labor Day, September 10-11. On that weekend we should be picking Lustre Elstar, HoneyCrisp, and a few other varieties. Stay tuned on Facebook or check here for up-to-date information.

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

We will be opening on Saturday, September 10th! As always, we will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from 10-5 during the season unless otherwise noted. Please check here or on Facebook before you come! Days and hours may change due to weather or the current status of the ripe crop. We cannot guarantee we will be open on a specific day and time as of now. We will put new updates here every week, and sometimes daily after we close on Saturday to let you know what will be happening on Sunday. We will see you soon!