It's apple season!

Minnesota's apples are ripe and ready!

And with more than 125 apple orchards open to the public across the state — including more than 20 near the metro area — that’s a beautiful thing.

Local orchards cater to families with farms tours, petting zoos, hayrides, gift shops, apple-picking opportunities and apple treats of all sorts.

And many of them also sell pumpkins, so you can get set for Halloween-decorating and carving as well! 

Check out our readers’ favorite farms or go to and search by ZIP code for many more! 


Aamodt’s Apple Farm in Stillwater

— Rachel Ulrich, St. Paul


Afton Apple Orchard in Hastings

— Christina Degroot, Farmington


Apple Jack Orchards in Delano 

— Carol Paschke, Golden Valley


AppleWood Orchard in Lakeville

— Ellie Jacobson, Farmington


Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings

— Angela Ponder, Cottage Grove


Center Creek Orchard in Fairmont 

— Jamie Campbell, Mankato


Dodge Nature Center Apple Orchard in West St. Paul

— Evie (Brittany) Johnson, St. Paul


Emma Krumbee’s in Albertville, Belle Plaine and Wausau. So much
to see and do. And the apple desserts are amazing! 

— Steph Hill, Eagan


Fall Harvest Orchard in Delano 

— Monica Green, Osseo 


LuceLine Orchard in Watertown 

— Melissa Gudvangen, Montrose


Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista

— Megann Johnson, Burnsville


Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake. 

It’s a family tradition every year.  

— Julie Nelson, Columbia Heights


Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard in Jordan

— Samantha Chambers, Prior Lake


Whistling Well Farm near Afton. It’s a small, family-owned farm that has animals, pumpkins, apples and, of course, their beloved and famous spaniel, Emmy! 

— Katie Launderville, South St. Paul