We’re closed for the 2016 season. We’ll see you on Saturday, January 14 for wassailing.
At a Glance
We’re open from 10:00-6:00 on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October from Saturday, September 10, 2016 through Sunday, October 30, 2016.
- Cidery tours at 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00
- Orchard tours at 12:30 and 3:30
- Apple and cider tasting
- Bring a picnic and spend the day!
A Different Kind of Orchard
Before you visit: know that we’re a different kind of orchard. We’re focused on food: on growing good things to eat and on making delicious hard and sweet cider. We don’t have hayrides, bands, a corn maze, a petting zoo or pick-your-own apples.
When you arrive, we’ll share some tastes of apples and cider with you and leave you to enjoy a day in the country with an orchard walk or a picnic. Or plan a slightly less quiet day playing with Fletcher, our border collie who loves to play fetch. Or learn as much as you can about hard cider with tastings and a cidery tour.
We’re happy to talk with you about growing apples, making hard cider, pressing sweet cider, cooking with apples, and eating apples. If you come with children who might not enjoy those types of conversations, we have a kids’ area in the barn to keep them busy while we chat.
In a big change from past years, we’re not open for pick-your-own apples this year. There are two reasons for this change, the most important is that we’re renovating the orchard and we simply don’t have as many trees as we’ve had in the past. The other is because we have quite a few apples with cosmetic damage on them and although those apples are perfect to use in cider, we’re worried that an imperfect apple will get picked — and dropped — due to its less-than-perfect appearance. With the orchard renovation underway, we just can’t lose those apples to the ground.
If you’ve visited the orchard in the past as a family outing for pick-your-own apples, we’re so sorry that we cannot host your apple-picking outing this year. We are still sampling apples and selling apples in the barn and we are pouring plenty of tastes of hard cider. We’re also still happy to welcome you to visit for a day in the country complete with a picnic, chickens, a farm dog, and a cidery tour too. And if you go for a walk in the orchard, we really don’t mind if you pick an apple to munch on while you walk — we just ask that you please don’t drop it to the ground if it doesn’t look good. Just hold on to it and give it back to us at the barn or leave it in one of the apple crates that you’ll see scattered around the orchard.
26205 Fairlawn Ave.
Webster, MN 55088
From Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Head south on 35E or 35W to I-35.
- Take the Elko/New Market exit to County Road 2 (exit #76).
- Head west on County Road 2.
- You’ll travel eight miles on County Road 2 before coming to Fairlawn Avenue. Fairlawn is one mile west of the stop sign at Panama Avenue. If you get to the roundabout at Highway 13, you’ve gone too far.
- Turn left (south) on Fairlawn Avenue and travel one city block to the orchard.
From the Western suburbs
- Head south on Highway 169.
- Take the Marshall Road/County Road 17 exit in Shakopee.
- Turn left (south) onto Marshall Road.
- Turn right (south) onto Highway 13.
- At the roundabout, head east on County Road 2.
- You’ll travel about two miles before coming to Fairlawn Ave. If you get to the stop sign at Panama Avenue, you’ve gone too far.
- Turn right (south) on Fairlawn Avenue and travel one city block to the orchard.
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