ALL RED-Y TO GO APPLE PICKING? CHECK OUT THESE SPOTS TO GO. . .
What’s more fall than stopping by an apple orchard for some fresh, local apples straight off the tree? We would argue not much, so make the most of your fall by stopping by one of these apple-solutely amazing apple orchards in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Address: N5648 S Farmington Rd, Helenville
Although many know them for their berries, did you know Jelli’s Market has an apple orchard as well? With popular varieties, like Honey Crisp & Cortland, there’s an apple type that everyone will enjoy.
U-Pick? Yes, Jelli’s Market does offer u-pick, but only on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. However, they also provide pre-picked, which can be bought from their farm store. Their farm store also has other local goodies.
Address: 5454 County Road Q, Colgate
You’ve got to check out this family-owned certified organic apple orchard with over 29 varieties. They also offer fresh cider, pies, and other apple products.
U-Pick? Yes, they offer only u-pick with different price options for different sized groups and the number of apples picked.
Varieties? With over 29 types, there’s sure to be something for you. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for current updates!
Address: 1545 Main St, Mukwonago
More than just apple picking, The Elegant Farmer offers a fall experience with FREE Admission on Saturdays & Sundays from September 10th through October 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm. This farm allows you to pick apples from the trees or pick up some pumpkins from one convenient and magical location. You can also purchase one of their famous apple pies baked in a paper bag.
If you’re looking for additional activities (with fees), they also offer hayride and pony rides, a corn maze, laser tag, and a cafe. You can also catch a train ride with the East Troy Electric Railroad.
U-Pick? U bet!
Varieties? Check out their website here to be up-to-date with the most current types currently being picked.
Address: 5006 South Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant
You holler, I holler, we all holler for apples at Apple Holler! This is a stop you won’t soon forget; with apples, farm fun with different farm animals, wagon rides, a corn maze, and a restaurant on-site-you’re sure to have a day full of fun.
U-Pick? Yes, Apple Holler allows for self-pick on their 78-acre orchard.
Varieties? This stop is sure to please with more than 3,000 trees featuring 30 types. Planning ahead? Check out their picking calendar for the scheduled apple-type availability! They also have active pickings on their homepage for the most up-to-date information.
Address: 19760 W National Ave, New Berlin
If you’re an apple connoisseur, this orchard is the perfect stop. Weston’s Antique Apples specializes in antique apple types (it’s even in the name) with over 100 different antique varieties. If you’re looking for more standard apple types, this likely isn’t the spot for you, but if you want to taste Calville Blanc d’Hiver (from France and a favorite of past royalty) or Hawaii (that tastes like a pineapple?!), then you need to check it out.
If you’re looking to stop at their home stand (where the orchard is), these are their hours: Saturday, 3–6 pm & Sunday, 12–4 pm; August through November. However, you can also catch them at the West Allis Farmer’s Market (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm) or the Shorewood Farmer’s Market (9:30 am to 1 pm).
If you’re lucky, you might also find some tasty cider for sale at their home stand.
U-Pick? Nope, because the trees bear antique apples, the timing of ripeness can only be left to a professional. Therefore, they don’t offer u-pick at their orchard.
Varieties? Over 100! This page on their site goes over their different types with a short description. Interested in one of the types and want to know the timeline? Check out this projected ripening calendar!