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Orchards and farm markets in the Twin Cities area, including these counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright

Aamodt's Apple Farm
Hwy 36 & Manning Ave (Cty 15)
Phone: (651) 439-3127
Seasonal hours June-Dec.
Throughout the season Aamodt’s takes on a festive atmosphere. Our turn-of-the-century farm village comes alive with children’s laughter rising from the hay maze as fiddlers stroll the grounds. Take a hay ride, or sit back and relax in the pantry with homemade bakery goods and fresh pressed cider. Visit our pumpkin patch or take a ride in Aamodt’s hot air balloons. Also, we’ve added a winery, unveiling both apple and grape wines.
visit the Aamodt's Apple Farm website

Afton Apple Orchards
14421 S 90th St
Phone: 651-436-8385
Open: June and July from 7am - 8pm or til picked out daily. Open Aug-Oct from 10am - 6pm daily.
Directions: Located on S 90th St between Cty Rd 21 and MN 95, 2 miles S. of Afton Alps in the scenic St. Croix River Valley.
Come “Pick your own” strawberries, apples, raspberries and pumpkins. Strawberries - June and July, 7 am-8 pm or 'til picked out daily. Call for picking conditions. Apples and fall raspberries - Aug through Oct, 10 am-6 pm daily. Pre-picked fruit also available. Honey, jam, jellies, cider, maple syrup and other apple-time favorites. Playground and picnic facilities. Free hayrides on weekends in the fall. Call for directions and tour information.
visit the Afton Apple Orchards website

Afton South Oak Orchard
13255 50th St S
Afternoons Sat-Sun, Sept-Oct
Apples. Please call for varieties or more information.

Ames Farm
11225 County Road 20
late Aug-late Oct
Honey Crisp and other Minnesota based varieties including Chestnut Crab, Wealthy, Sweet 16, Haralson, Victory, Honey Gold, Fireside, Regent and Keepsake. See us at the Minneapolis Farmers Market most weekends (Sat/Sun) during apple season.

Apple Jack Orchards, Inc.
4875 37th St SE
Phone: 763-972-6673
Open: Call for summer berry hours. Apples, mid August-December, 10am-6pm
Directions: Located west of City of Rockford (note the sign) one mile south of Hwy 55 on Wright Cty 115
Many apple varieties and cider. Large barn full of handmade crafts and gifts as well as tasty treats to eat. Weekend Wagon rides and entertainment. Fun Fall family outing.
Apples: Duchess, State Fair, Paulared, Beacon, Chestnut Crab, Wealthy, Red Baron, Sweet Sixteen, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Prairie Spy, Haralson, Regent, Fireside, Connell Red, Keepsake
Apple Jack Orchards website

Applecrest Orchards
7306 24th Ave North
Phone: 651-426-7388
Open: Evenings and Weekends, Sept-Dec
Directions: Located between Hugo and Centerville; 1/4 mile east of 35E and Cty Rd 14 (Exit #123). Favorite Minnesota Varieties.
On farm sale of quality apples, pears, and pumpkins at very reasonable prices. Close to St. Paul and easy to find. Welcome!

Appleside Orchard
Highway 3
Open: mid Aug - early Nov., 7 days a week, 9am - 6pm
The freshest, most flavorful apples are the ones you and your family pick right from the trees at Appleside. With over 100 acres of apples, raspberries, and pumpkins, Appleside is one of Minnesota’s premier pick-your-own farms. We have something for everyone: caramel apples, popcorn, fresh apple cider, and seasonal gifts. Pre-picked apples available. Hayrides in the fall. Aug-Nov: Apples and raspberries. Oct: Pumpkins. Call for harvest dates and weekend activities.

Applewood Orchard
22702 Hamburg Avenue
Phone: 952-985-5425
Directions: We are located 1/4 mile west of Cedar Ave. on 225th St. W. Come picking at Applewood Orchard.
Welcome to the newest apple orchard in Dakota county! 2002 will be our 4th year in production. Pick 12 varieties of apples on dwarf trees. We have Haralson and Honeycrisp of course! We also hope to have ready a crop of delicious fall raspberries. Come and enjoy a hayride in the orchard, a maze or two for kids of all ages and new this year scarecrow making by appt. We do offer school, senior center and professional group tours.
visit the Applewood Orchard website

Bade's Orchard
104 Lano Lane
Open: By appointment, Aug-Oct
Directions: Located 1 1/2 miles west of MN 41 on US Hwy 212 at Lano Lane.
Eleven varieties of apples. Pre-picked, and tomatoes. Please call before you come.

Bob's Bluebird Orchard and Craft Barn
26205 Fairlawn Avenue
Webster, MN 55088
10 am-6 pm, Thurs-Sun, mid Aug-late Nov
One mile west of the intersection of Scott Cty Rd 23 and 2. Family owned and operated Apple Orchard featuring over 25 varieties of apples, fresh and frozen cider and caramel apples. Also Fall raspberries, pumpkins, squash, onions, Indian corn, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies and much more. In addition, over 25 vendors feature all kinds of craft items.

Blue Ribbon Farm
Phone: 320-558-2431
Open: Call for hours and pre-picked orders.
Directions: From Monticello: Hwy 75 W 10 miles, right on Elder Ave 1 mile, right on 156th St. one-quarter mile. From St. Cloud: I94 E to Hasty Exit (4 miles past Clearwater exit), left on Cty Rd 8 go 1 block to stop sign, straight onto Elder Ave 1 mile, right on 156th St. one-quarter mile.
U-pick strawberries & raspberries, large and tasty varieties. Clean straw-mulched fields. We also grow and sell: apples, tomatoes, beans, cukes, peppers. Visit us for homegrown taste & friendly family service!

Carlson’s Orchard, Bakery & Cider Mill
11893 Montgomery Ave
Phone: 320-485-3704
Open: Aug/Sept/Oct 10am-6pm daily; Nov 10am-4pm daily.
Directions: Located 5 miles S of Hwy 12 on Cty Rd 5 (between Cokato/Howard Lake), or 5 miles W of Winsted on Cty Rd 56, or 8 miles N of Silver Lake (Cty Rd 2 N, follow signs).
Orchard, Bakery & Restaurant offering fresh pie & ice cream, sandwiches, soups & salads, pork chop dinners and live entertainment. Call or email for schedule. 12 varieties of apples & u-pick/picked pumpkins. Baked goods daily, restaurant seating for 120, free weekend hayrides. Great country atmosphere - a must for your Fall family outing.

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix trail South
Hastings (Denmark Twp)
Phone: 651-437-4359
Open: 8am-4:30pm, 7 days a week, year round.
Apples managed with IPM and only one non-organic spray in June. Carpenter Nature Center is open to the public 7 days a week free of charge to hike our trails. Enjoy our displays and interpretive stations. We have 425 acres of wild land along the banks of the St. Croix River 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul. Apple sales from Aug to Dec. Honey and syrup as supply lasts.
visit the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center website

Countryside Apple Farms
13506 US Hwy 12 SW
Phone: 320-286-6115
Open: call for hours
Directions: Approximately 1 mile east of Cokato on Hwy 12.
A short drive out to rural Cokato to find those delicious varieties, from our many selections available. Here are some noted varieties: Honeycrisp, Sweet 16, Haralson, Regent, Connell Red. See and taste those special favorites. Call for additional information.

Croix Farm Orchard “Fischer’s”
12971 St. Croix trail S
Open daily
Located on the scenic lower St. Croix River, one mile North of US Hwy 10 on Washington Cty Rd 21. Apples pre-picked and PYO, fall raspberries PYO, honey, jams, cider, maple syrup, fall vegetables, walking maze in corn field, press your own cider in our cider porch, picnic facilities, hayrides on weekends.

Deardorff Orchards
8350 Parley Lake Road
Phone: 952-442-1885
Open: September and October; 9-5, Closed Mondays
Directions: Take MN Hwy 5 West through Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Victoria. We are 3 miles west of Victoria. Turn South (right) on Parley Lake Road at Deardorff Orchard sign.
Description: Scenic 100 acre apple farm. Pre-picked or Pick-Your-Own juicy apples from 5,000 apple trees. 15 varieties including Honeycrisp. Historic barn, fresh cider, animals, hayrides, pumpkins, giofts, baskets, fall decor. Our website has full info; or e-mail us at: deardorfforch@aol.com Bring your camera- and come for authentic apple farm fun!
Apples: Honeycrisp, Haralson, Honeygold, Regent, Red baron, McIntosh, Connel red, Fireside, Sweet 16,Wealthy, Prarie Spy, Northwest Greening, Roxbury Russet, Wolf River; also crab apples - Dolgo, Whitney and Chestnut Crab
Other Fruit: Alderman Plum, Toka Plum
Visit the Deardorff orchards website

Deer Lake Orchard
1903 10th St SW (Cty Rd 108)
Phone: 763-682-6159
Open: August through October, every day 10am - 6pm
Directions: From Buffalo take Hwy 25 S to Cty Rd 12 - 2 1/2 miles to Cty Rd
Good times & great apples! 26 varieties of apples & fresh cider, pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, homemade apple pies, jams, jellies, gifts & crafts. Visit the orchard during "Apple Fest" weekends in Sept & Oct. Live entertainment, wagon rides through our scenic orchard and into Groggins Woods, pony rides, caramel apple sundaes, grilled bratwurst & apple turnovers. Call for schedule of events, group tours by prearrangement.

Dumas Apple House
3025 W Wayzata Blvd (Hwy 12)
Long Lake
A family orchard for over 73 years. We grow and sell 30 different varieties of Minnesota apples, including Mantet, Paula Red, Beacon, Lakeland, Haralson, Fireside, Regent, etc. The summer apples are ripe about the 1st of Aug and we are usually open until the end of Oct. We pick each day-call for current hours and varieties. Pumpkins of all sizes before Halloween at reasonable prices. The orchard and market are located 1-1/2 miles west of Long Lake.

Eden Apple (& Berry) Orchard
Eden Prairie
Call for hours, June-Nov
Pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and apples. Located southwest of the Twin Cities in Eden Prairie, three miles west of the Flying Cloud Airport and U.S. Hwy 169 on County Rd 1 (Pioneer tr). StrAWBERRIES available in June. Picking containers provided, kids welcome, call ahead for field conditions. RASPBERRIES available in Sept. APPLES - pick-your-own and ready picked available from mid Aug through mid Oct. Free hayride

Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard
US Highway 169
501 East South Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: Restaurant & Bakery (952) 873-4334; Country Store, Floral & Gifts (952) 873-2970; Apple Orchard (952) 873-3006; Business Office (952) 873-3540
Open: Apple Orchard: Open daily September 1 - October 27 ~10am - 6pm
Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard creates an atmosphere that promotes fall family fun! Apples galore featuring you-pick apples, apple sampling and cider tasting, homemade apple bakery goods and apple gifts. Apples, pumpkins or both...Take Your Pick! When the pumpkins are ready to harvest, Emma Krumbee's offers wagon rides, through the orchard, to the Great Pumpkin Patch. The nostalgia of picking apples and pumpkins stays with families for a lifetime.
The readers of Minnesota Parent Magazine selected Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard as their favorite orchard in Minnesota 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The readers of City Pages Magazine voted Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard as the best orchard in Minnesota for 2000.
visit the Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard website

Fall Harvest Orchard
Family-oriented orchard on a working farm; eighteen apple varieties, pre-picked or pick your own. In season: squash, brown eggs, pumpkins, gourds, calico corn, popcorn and corn bundles. Children will enjoy the farm animals (cows with calves, goats with kids, chickens, turkeys and pigs) in an actual farm setting. Apple House features snacks, gifts and crafts. Free wagon rides. Picnicing welcome.
Located 5 miles west of Delano on County Rd 30.

Grove Orchard
Cottage Grove
(651) 459-4752
Open 9am - 6pm, Aug 15 - Nov 15
Go south on Hwy 61, exit Jamaica, turn right, follow signs to orchard. A premier Twin City U-pick orchard with all MN varieties of apples from early State Fair to late Regent and Keepsake. U-pick and store sales. Thrift boxes and holiday gift boxes, plus apple pies, apple cider and honey. Orchard walking trails. U-pick sales start in August.

Havlicek's Veseli Vrsek Happy Hill Orchard
Open 4:30-6:30 pm Mon-Fri; 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun Aug 15-Dec.
Directions: located 4 miles north of Veseli or 6 miles east of New Prague, or 10 miles south of Prior Lake off Cty Rd 23.
Featuring 23 varieties of u-pick or pre-picked apples that ripen from Aug-Oct. We also have light basswood blossom honey, plums, grapes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Our no frills family operation allows us to charge the lowest prices.

Homestead Orchard
Maple Plains
(763) 479-3186
call for hours
visit the Homestead Orchard website
Pre-scheduled orchard tours. Largest orchard in Hennepin County. Pick your own apples & pre-picked apples and our own cider.
Honeycrisp apples- other varieties include Fireside, Haralson, Prairie Spy, Regent, Keepsake, Honeygold, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Zesta & Early Blush.
Strawberries, raspberries, and an observation beehive new in 2000.
Directions: Located 23 miles west of Minneapolis,
Take 394 (Hwy 12) & watch for sign 3 miles west of Maple Plain, then 2 miles south on county road 92

Honey Bee Apple Orchard
(612) 682-2703
Open mid Aug - mid Nov, 10am - sundown
Pick-your-own (or already picked) from 20+ varieties of apples, as well as raspberries and pumpkins.
Directions: located between Buffalo and Rockford at the corner of Hwy. 33 and Wright County 116

Knapton's Raspberries, Apples & Pumpkins
Open 8am-8pm late June - July; 8am-til dark Aug 15 thru Oct 31
Knapton's Raspberries is located on Hwy 55, 11 miles west of I-494 (just past Loretto).
There are 5 acres of red and yellow summer bearing raspberries, 1 acre of fall bearing raspberries, 5 acres of pumpkins and 1/2 acre of apples. All produce is sold pick-your-own or pre-picked. Call to check on produce availability or to place bulk orders.

MacKinnon's Apple Creek Orchard
(612) 469-1851
Open: 8am-8pm late June - July; 8am-til dark Aug 15 thru Oct 31
Located 5 miles south of Cty. Rd. 70 (McStop). Follow Kenrick south as it becomes Pillsbury Ave. Orchard on right
15 varieties of pre-picked and u-pick apples. Tours and other group events by appointment. Fresh eggs and honey when available.

McDougall's Apple Junction
(651) 437-6794
Open 10am - 6pm daily, Sept - Dec
Orchard located just 20 minutes south of St. Paul. Four miles south of Afton Alps or two miles north of Carpenter's Nature Center on Cty 21 & Cty 78. Apples, honey, pick-your-own pumpkins, jams and jellies, fall vegetables, chrysanthemums, dried flowers, crafts and more. Straw mountain play area, petting zoo, weekend hayrides. Make a drive along the beautiful lower St. Croix River Valley an autumn tradition, and be sure to include a visit to McDougall's Apple Junction. Gary and Alice McDougall.

Minnetonka Orchards
763-479-3191 or 763-657-1667
Open Aug-Oct, 10am - 7pm; Nov-Christmas, noon - 6pm
Highway 394 west to Maple Plain, then Cty Rd 83 south 2 1/2 miles to Cty Rd 26; from Mound take Cty Rd 110 north 2 1/2 miles to Cty Rd 26, follow the yellow signs.
U-pick and pre-picked apples, cider, jams, caramel apples, fresh baked orchard pies & apple donuts, honey, maple syrup, pumpkins, winter squash, gifts and crafts.
U-pick pumpkins in Oct. Scheduled orchard tours. Free hay rides on weekends. Live music every weekend Sept 9 thru Oct 29.

Monadnock Orchard
Rush City
(320) 358-4830
Open in season Friday noon - 5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Take a scenic fall drive for taste and quality you can't buy at the grocery store. Crunch into a crisp fresh apple from Monadnock Orchard! I-35 to Rush City exit - east 1/2 mile - south 1 mile west on Rush Point Drive (Co. Rd. 7) for 5 miles to orchard. From State Highway 65 go east of Grandy on Co. Rd. 6, 7 1/2 miles to orchard.

Nelson's Apple Farm
Phone: 952-461-3355
Open: 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat; 1-6pm Sun. Aug 15-Dec 19
Pick your own apples - 20 different varieties!
Apple barn open Aug 15-Dec 20 with pre-picked apples, cider.
Wagon rides (on weekends), farm animals. School and senior citizen tours by appointment. PYO pumpkins in October. Corn and straw maze. Gift shop. Also balled and burlaped and potted evergreens available spring through fall (Please call for appointment in spring and summer). Pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees after Thanksgiving (shorter hours)
Directions: 1 mile northwest of Webster on county road 86

Pine tree Apple Orchard
White Bear Lake
(651) 429-7202
Open June-February, seasonal hours
Picturesque orchard setting offering a variety of apples (Aug-Feb), homemade apple bakery/dessert products, caramel apples, fresh cider, apple gifts, gift baskets, jams & jellies. For family outings-wagon ride, PYO pumpkins in Oct, entertainment. Call for schedule. Tours Aug-Oct are educational and fun, reservations needed. PYO & ready picked strawberries in June.
Directions: Located northeast of White Bear Lake, north on Hwy 61, E on Hwy 96, north on Apple Orchard Road

Pleasant Valley Orchard
(651) 257-9159
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm, Sept - Nov (closed Mondays)
Scenic orchard overlooking the St. Croix Valley featuring 17 Minnesota apple varieties! Perfect for your fall family outing! Pre-picked apples are ready to eat! The bounty of fall's harvest is found at the orchard - pumpkins, squash, gourds, decorative corn, honey, jams, jellies, maple syrup, pie, cider, crafts and gifts. Picnic tables, nature trail, kids zoo and weekend hayrides. Located on Pleasant Valley Road (Cty 26) off US Hwy 8 or 95, south of Shafer. Look for signs

Sponsel's Minnesota Harvest Apple Ochard
Open Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm Aug-Oct; 9am-6pm Nov-Dec; 11am-5pm Jan-Mar. Closed Sundays.
Pre-picked and u-pick apples, 45 varieties many unusual varieties like Tiger, Golden Haralson, Pineapple, Austin, Sponselli, London.
Orchard-made caramel, apple butter, honey, jellies, BBQ sauce, pumpkins, pies & delicious bakery selections. Hot lunches, snacks, desserts. Wagon rides, hiking trails, petting farm, pony rides. Live music.
Directions: Hwy 169 south until 2 miles past Jordan, exist left on Co. Rd 59, 1 1/2 miles into the woods.

Sunshine Orchard
(651) 452-9625
Open seasonally, Aug-Nov.
On farm sale of over fifteen varieties of tasty Minnesota apples. We start the season with Beacons and State Fair in August and finish up with Fireside and Keepsake. We are located about 25 miles SE of the metro on US Hwy. 52 and 250th St

Thompson's Hillcrest Orchard
6271 250th St E
Elko (Scott county)
Phone: 952-461-2055
Open: Late August through October, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, noon - 6pm
Directions: 15 minutes from Burnsville Center. I-35 south to cty 70. West 4 mi. to Scott cty 27. South 3 mi to 250th. West 3/4 mi. to orchard.
Description: Located in the beautiful rolling farmland of Eastern Scott County, we offer eight varieties of U-pick or pre-picked apples and fall raspberries. Come and enjoy our scenic views and quiet country setting. Small group tours and events available by appointment. Call ahead for availability.
Apples: We feature the new MN varieties; Honeycrisp and Zestar and other old favorites.

Victoria Valley Orchard
(651) 484-4500
Open 9am - 6pm daily, Aug-Nov.
On-farm sales outlet located in Shoreview on N. Victoria St., one mile north of I-694 (exit 43B), just north of St. Paul. Call to find out which apples are in season. Free apple sampling and recipe sheet. Nineteen varieties of pre-picked apples including Haralson, Regent, Honeygold, Cortland, McIntosh, etc

Whistling Well Farm
(651) 998-0301
Seasonal hours, Sept-Oct, 10a.m. - dark
Located 2 miles south of Afton Alps/Afton State Park on County Rd 21 (St. Croix trail) and County Rd 76 (90th St). Pick your own pumpkins, fall raspberries and apples. Also fall mums, ornamental corn, corn stalks, straw, squash, gourds, honey, dried flowers and other assorted vegetables

White Barn Orchard
(507) 645-5207
Open Sept-Oct, Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm
1966 320th Street East. Six miles east of Northfield on Hwy 19, follow the signs. Eight miles west of Cannon Falls on Hwy 19, follow the signs

Forest Lake
North of Forest Lake on I 35. Located 4 1/2 miles west of Wyoming on County 22 then right 1 1/2 miles on County 75. Call before driving to farm.
Blueberries, apples, grapes, plums, and tree maze

Woods' Edge Apples
Open Mid Aug - Mid Nov: 10am - 7pm Mon-Sat, Noon - 7pm Sun.
Many varieties of apples, including Sweet 16, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Haralson, Fireside and Connell Red. Buy already picked or enjoy picking your own. Also pumpkins, squash, honey, plums, fall strawberries, cider, gift items and more. Weekend wagon rides in September and October. Three miles north of Buffalo or 6 miles south of Monticello at the junction of State Hwy 25 and Co Rd 113

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