When Renee Piersa of Bloomington and Erica Myking of Burnsville became parents they quickly discovered the vast array of family friendly activities...
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 minnesotagrown.com 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
— 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
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