Open August through October yearly. During the Harvest Season, enjoy picking your own Apples! Here are some picking tips:
- Buy your 10# U-Pick bags in the Apple Lodge before you enter the orchard. Then follow the signs to the section that will be open for U-Pick that day. ($20 per U-Pick bag)
- People of any age may pick. Help children choose fruit that will satisfy your family. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING THE APPLES WHILE YOU ARE IN THE ORCHARD. YOU ARE REQUIRED BY THE MN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO TAKE THEM HOME AND WASH THEM FIRST FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
- Use two hands when picking. Apples in pairs or clusters will fall to the ground if you try to pick just one. If you happen to drop an apple, please DO NOT pick it up as it is not clear what else it comes into contact with on the ground.
- To pick like the professionals, curl the apple a half turn and upward. This works much better than pulling or twisting. The apples “pop” right off.
Since we’re dealing with nature, the approximated picking dates are subject to change. Descriptions are generalizations. Conditions of each growing season, time of harvest, and other factors affect whether any variety possesses its described traits.