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Orchards and farm markets in the southwestern part of the state, including these counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Kandiyohi, Lyon, Martin, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, Stearns, and Stevens.

A-Peeling Acres
Route 4, Box 6
New Ulm, MN 56073
507/354-4945
10 am-6 pm, Aug-Oct
When traveling south on trunk Hwy #15, turn left at DNR Regional headquarters. Go approximately 3 miles. Turn right at driveway marked “Nelson’s Christmas trees.” Go to end of driveway (3/10 of a mile). Twelve varieties of apples ripening starting mid-August to late October.

The Apple Sellers
County Road 14
Darwin
320/275-2282
9 am-7 pm Mon-Sat, Noon-7 pm Sun, Aug-Oct
Come and see one of Minnesota’s most scenic orchards by a picturesque lake. Visit our unique red barn featuring many varieties of apples, fresh cider, pies, honey and a craft boutique. Located ten miles north of Hutchinson on Cty Rd 12 or five miles south of Darwin on Cty Rd 14.

Collegeville Orchards
15517 Fruit Farm Road
St. Joseph, MN 56374
320/356-7609
10 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun, mid Aug-Oct
Formerly Meyer’s Orchard. Collegeville Orchards offers over 20 summer and fall apple varieties, home-grown pumpkins, squash, grapes, decorative corn and gourds, as well as honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies. We are located 2 miles west of St. John’s University in scenic Collegeville Hills. Take I-94 to St. John’s exit. Fruit Farm Road is first right as you enter the campus. Watch for signs.

Das Apfel Haus Orchard
County Road 1
Hancock
320/392-5123
10 am ‘til dark, Aug-Nov
One mile southwest of Hancock on Cty Rd 1. We have several varieties of apples including Haralson, Connell Red, Sweet 16 and Honeygold. Under new owners and managers, so look for new things to come.

Dassel Hillside Farm
24492 Hwy 15
Dassel
320/275-2622
June-Dec
“Fresh Apples From Dassel” located on State Hwy 15, 1-1/2 miles north of US Hwy 12, watch for signs. U-pick strawberries. U-pick raspberries in July. Apples mid Aug-Dec. Call for hours. Sample our Beacon, Paula Red, Red Baron, Wealthy, McIntosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Haralson, Sweet 16, Regent and Connell Red apples. Honey from our bees and country crafts. Families welcome. Call for information on special weekend activities in Sept and Oct. Choose & cut Christmas trees , Thanksgiving-Dec. Julie, Karl and Jacob Townsend.

Fair Haven Farm
13835 51st Ave
South Haven, MN 55382
320/236-7685
7 am-7 pm June-July, 11 am-6 pm daily Aug-Oct
Located three miles north of South Haven and 18 miles south of St. Cloud. Near the intersection of Cty Rd 44 and 7 in Fairhaven. Open June and July for pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Also open in Aug-Oct for a wide selection of Minnesota apples. Also sell wide variety of grapes and dried flowers. Call for directions.

Holmberg Orchard
County Road 8 – Route 1, Box 109
Vesta
507/762-3131
Open 10 am-6 pm daily Sept & Oct, 10 am - 6 pm weekends Nov. Located 13 miles east of Marshall on Hwy 19, miles north on Redwood County 8. Follow signs. Apples, including Red Baron, State Fair, Paula Red, Wealthy, Cortland, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Fireside, Connell Red, Regent. Stop for samples of apples grown fresh here. Also pies, honey, caramel, apple butter and a country gift shop. Call our “Juicy Apple Line” for special weekend activities in Sept and Oct. Lee and Sindie Holmberg.
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Jimmy Appleseed Orchard
15455 Old Mill Road
Spicer
320/796-5307
10 am-6:30 pm daily, Sept 10-Oct 30
Located midway between New London and Spicer on MN Hwy 23. Look for the signs! We have apples and cider for you to taste. We grow Haralson, Connell Red, Red Baron, Wealthy, Sweet 16, Honeycrisp and Prairie Spy. We have a few trees of other varieties, so call us if you have a favorite. We invite you to take a walk in the orchard, especially during apple blossom time. New - fresh frozen apple pies and crisp. Call for more information.

Kopischke’s Pumpkinland
H mile south on Hwy 169
Vernon Center
507/549-3313
9 am-7 pm Mon-Sat, 10 am-7 pm Sun, May & Aug-Oct
Farm market and pick-your-own farm located H mile south of Vernon Center. Call ahead for U-pick tomatoes. Also melons, squash, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, apples, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, cabbage, beans, onions. Fall entertainment in October—hayrides to u-pick pumpkin patch. Bedding plants in May.

Lakeview Orchard
18986 CSAH 14
Darwin (Meeker county)
Craig and LaVonne Nelson
Phone: (336) 667-5880
Open: mid August through October, 9am - 7pm, Friday - Sunday
Directions: Located 12 miles north of Hutchinson on Cty Rd 12 or 5 miles south of Darwin on Cty Rd 14.
Description: Lakeview Orchard, formerly known as "The Apple Sellers." Come see one of Minnesota's oldest and most scenic orchards overlooking a picturesque lake. Lakeview Orchard was established during World War II, and offers over 25 different apple varieties, many of which are no longer available elsewhere.
Apples:Some of the more popular varieties of apples for sale are Mantet, Oriole, Keepsake, Fireside, Whitney Crab, Chestnut Crab, Haralson, Prairie Spy, Beacon, Sweet Sixteen, Honey Gold, Red Baron, Malinda, Lakeland, McIntosh, Paula Red, Wealthy, Cortland, Connell Red, Regent and Centennial Crab

The Nelson Farm
23618 CSAH 1
Litchfield, MN 55355
320/693-7750
Sept 19-Oct 31, 11 am-5 pm Sat, Noon-5 pm Sun
Six weekends of fun! Pumpkins, ornamental corn, gourds, popcorn, squash, apples, corn shocks. Pick your own or prepicked. Scarecrow making, wagon rides, trails, cornfield mazes, farm animals, gift shoppe, pumpkin tower, fun house, tin theater, straw maze, pillow jump, pumpkin paint shop, farm miniature, fish pony and pony rides. Fee charged. Family oriented fun! Directions In Litchfield -N Sibley Ave (Hwy 12 & 22). Take 5th St W to CSAH 1, go south 3H miles. Watch for signs. School field trips by Appt - Mon-Fri.

Ocheda Orchard
Worthington
507/376-3255
Open 9 am -5 pm Mon-Sat, Aug-Nov. Open 1 pm-5 pm Sun in Sept & Oct. Pick-your-own and roadside market located from Consolidated Coop Grain Terminal in Worthington 4 H miles South on Cty Road #5. 25 Apple varieties available (mostly Minnesota varieties), sweet corn, pumpkins, honey and jams and jellies. Hours may be limited early season and extended in Sept and Oct.

Rivervine
1510 North Broadway
New Ulm, MN 56073
507/354-6716
9 am-5:30 pm Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm Sat, Open year round
We are a unique little shop open year-round specializing in the great tastes Minnesota has to offer. We grow 15 acres worth of vegetables and fruit, including u-pick or we-pick strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, gourds and decorative corn. Minnesota apples and cider arrive in late summer. Enjoy our Minnesota specialty foods: maple syrup, honey, jams, wild rice, soup, bread and pancake mixes—all perfect for our Minnesota gift baskets.

Stonegate Orchard & Market
Hwy 59 North
Slayton
507/836-8373
10 am-6 pm daily, Sept-Oct
Visit the Orchard & Market for fresh apples, apple accessories and country gifts. Located just north of Slayton on Hwy 59, Stonegate Orchard has 9 varieties of apples - Red Baron, Wealthy, Cortland, Honey Gold, Haralson, Fireside, Connell Red, Regent, Honey Crisp. Special family events in the fall including PYO, tours and kids activities. Christmas tree season starts the day after Thanksgiving.

Sunnyside Orchards
6051 NW 75th Street
Pennock
320/599-4539
Noon-6 pm daily, Sept-Nov, Closed Sundays
Located 1 mile east of Pennock on Hwy 12 and 3 miles north on Cty Road 116. We grow many of the Minnesota varieties and make our own apple cider. Call for more information.

Timberlake Orchards
County Road 41 (173 200th Ave)
Fairmont
507/235-6696
Aug-Dec, Cider-all year
Open 9 am-sunset daily Aug-Dec. On-farm sales outlet located nine miles south of Fairmont on Cty Rd 41 (old Hwy 15). Call for directions. Apples, fresh apple cider, dried florals, dried arrangements, honey and pumpkins in season.

Windmill Orchard
22286 County Road. 40
Albany
320/845-2280
Chemical free apples and garden produce. Four miles south of Albany on Cty Rd 41, then 1 G miles east on Cty Rd 40. Open: 8 am-8 pm M.W.F, PM Sat, Sun during August. After 4 pm M-F, PM Sat, Sun, Sept-Nov. Call ahead for availability.

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