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.
    Because of the late pollination and cool summer, we are delaying our opening until the second weekend after Labor Day. We will be posting our picking schedule during the first week of September when we have a better idea as to ripening dates. We are also limiting our hours of operation by being open only Saturdays and Sundays this year. Our only advertising this year will be to our friends who follow us via Facebook and our website. As always, we look forward to seeing our loyal customers when harvest begins.

Mike & Velma Downes
Mike & Emily Lazar
Mike & Velma Downes
9905 Thompson Rd., Woodstock, IL  60098
As always, ripening times are subject to the whims of nature. Check the site frequently for updates, and like us on Facebook to receive timely information.