Maple Leaf Orchard is opening Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6!

Maple Leaf Orchard

Maple Leaf Orchard is opening Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6, and then we are open 7 days/week through Halloween 10 AM-5 PM. We normally have 30 VARIETIES OF APPLES ripening over the season; however, this year the apple trees were in full blossom when we had a freeze on May 15, which greatly reduced our crop. Therefore, we will be unable to do Pick Your Own apples this year, but we will continue to have hayrides in the orchard on the weekends. We will have PEARS, and Pick Your Own GRAPES, SQUASH & PUMPKINS every day, in season, too. Stop by any day to taste test and find your favorite apple variety for the week! Every day you can select APPLES in the shop, HONEY (right from our beehives on the farm), MAPLE SYRUP (made in our maple woods), and fresh, unpasteurized APPLE CIDER that is perfect as is or for making your own hard cider and wine. On the weekends, we have HAYRIDES, and fresh bakery items: APPLE PIE on Fridays and Saturdays, Apple Cider DONUTS on Saturdays and Sundays, and APPLE CRISP on Sundays. Call for more info 715-778-5881.

We are a family run orchard employing local families. This is a real working farm, where the fruit is grown on site (except due to the limited crop this year, we will have to buy in some apple varieties from other orchards we know and trust). We utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to provide you with high quality fruit with minimal sprays. We monitor our orchard regularly for pests by setting out pheromone traps to catch certain insects and only spray when the number of specific pests in the traps exceeds the threshold. Mark monitors apple leaves and fruit for insects and diseases. Our weather station monitors conditions that are favorable for disease development. Mark uses this information along with the stage of fruit development during the year, to make decisions on how to manage pests in the most environmentally friendly way. We strive to take care of this beautiful farm, so it can be producing delicious fruit for generations to come.

Visit Mark at St Paul Farmers Market on Saturday mornings May - October.

See Maple Leaf Orchard on Facebook for more pictures. Like us to receive updates as each apple variety is ripe and available in the shop.

apples fresh pie
grapes pears
Thank you,
Mark and Sue Christopher
Maple Leaf Orchard