FALL SEASON opening Labor Day Monday Sept. 5!
Fall Season: OPEN daily 10:00-5:00 LABOR DAY MONDAY-HALLOWEEN (Sept. 5-Oct. 31), and then Wednesdays and Saturdays November 1-December 23. Call 715-778-5881 with questions.
EVERY DAY in the shop, select from our almost 30 varieties of APPLES as they ripen throughout the season, and purchase MAPLE SYRUP made on our farm, HONEY from our beehives, fresh unpasteurized APPLE CIDER, JELLY, PEARS, SQUASH, WATERMELONS, SALSA, PICKLES, POTATOES, Pick Your Own GRAPES and PUMPKINS, MUMS, etc.
WEEKENDS starting Sept 10: Hayrides to Pick Your Own Apples on selected varieties based on availability, APPLE DONUTS on Saturday and Sunday, APPLE PIES on Friday and Saturday, and APPLE CRISP on Sunday. (For a list of Pick Your Own Apples each weekend, check Facebook or Instagram every Friday evening, or call 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. 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 and monitor insect pest species 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 utilize many alternative methods for pest control to cut down on spraying, such as alternate row mowing, hanging wren houses in the orchard, pheromone disruption for apple codling moth, and providing good habitat for beneficial insects. We strive to take care of this beautiful farm, so it can be producing delicious fruit for generations to come.
Taste the difference of locally grown fruit vs. fruit in the stores that have been shipped long distances and stored for long periods of time.Check out this story about our Orchard from MPR!
Visit Mark at St Paul Farmers Market on Saturday mornings May - October.
Service dogs only. Please keep your pets at home where they are more comfortable.
Thank you, Mark and Sue Christopher Maple Leaf Orchard