It’s apple picking time! A cool chill is in the air and fall is closing in soon. Autumn is great time of year to get out and enjoy the weather in Maple Grove. We’ve compiled 12 apple orchards within 25 miles of Maple Grove. Head on out to the orchard in the next couple of weekends and enjoy fresh picked apples, apple cider, apple turnovers, apple pies… Yum!
3025 W Wayzata Blvd (Hwy 12)
Long Lake, MN 55356
Phone: (952) 473-9538
Open: August – October;
Directions: The orchard and market are located 1-1/2 miles west of Long Lake.
Description: A family orchard for over 70+ years. The summer apples are ripe about the 1st of August and we are usually open until the end of October. We pick each day-call for current hours and varieties. Pumpkins of all sizes before Halloween at reasonable prices.
6530 County Road 26
Minnetrista, MN 55364
Phone: (763) 479-6530
Open: 10 am to 7 pm
Directions: Highway 12 west to Maple Plain, south on County Rd 83 2.5 miles, west on County Rd 26 1 mile to orchard.
Description: U-Pick and Pre-Picked Apples, Pumpkins, Cider, Gift & Food Barn, Entertainment, Hay rides, Fresh Apple Donuts & Pies, Weddings, Events, Music. School Tours. Open 10 am – 7 pm in season.
Apples: Zestar, Sweetango, Sweet 16, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Haralson, Regent, Honeygold
Other Fruit: Pumpkins
1080 County Road 92 N
Maple Plain, MN 55359
Phone: (763) 479-3186
Open: Call for hours
Directions: Located 23 miles west of Minneapolis. Take 394 (Hwy 12) & watch for sign 3 miles west of Maple Plain, then 2 miles south on county road 92.
Description: Pre-scheduled orchard tours. Largest orchard in Hennepin County. Pick your own apples & pre-picked apples and our own cider.
MN-55 & Lake Sarah Heights Dr
Greenfield, MN 55373
Phone: (763) 479-1184
Open: August 15 – October 31; 8am-8pm late June – July; 8am-til dark
Directions: Located on Hwy 55, 11 miles west of I-494 (just past Loretto).
Description: There are 5 acres of red and yellow summer bearing raspberries, 1 acre of fall bearing raspberries, 5 acres of pumpkins and 1/2 acre of apples. All produce is sold pick-your-own or pre-picked. Call to check on produce availability or to place bulk orders.
Apples: Honeycrisp, Haralson, Honey Gold
3434 Lake Haughey
Independence, MN 55359
Phone: (763) 972-3699
5667 90th St. SE
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 390-7795
Open: Delano Farmers Market 2-6pm Wednesdays; select fall weekend hours.
Directions: South of Hwy 12 in Delano. Head south on County Line road and turn on 90th St (Right/West). We are on the south side of road. 5667 90th St. SE
Description: A family orchard run by the 3 kids. We are a small farm just south of Delano, MN, specializing in SweeTango, Honeycrisp, Zestar!, Haralson, Cortland and Melrose.
Apples: SweeTango, Honeycrisp, Zestar!, Cortland, Melrose, Haralson
345 County Rd. 30 SE
Montrose, MN 55363
Phone: (763) 972-3894
Directions: Located 5 miles west of Delano on County Rd 30.
Description: Family-oriented orchard on a working farm; eighteen apple varieties, pre-picked or pick your own. In season: squash, brown eggs, pumpkins, gourds, calico corn, popcorn and corn bundles. Children will enjoy the farm animals (cows with calves, goats with kids, chickens, turkeys and pigs) in an actual farm setting. Apple House features snacks, gifts and crafts.
4875 37th St SE
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-6673
Open: Mid June-December. Call for berry hours. Apples season: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, S
Directions: Located one mile south of Hwy 55 on Cty Rd 32 just west of Rockford.
Description: Pick your own or picked strawberries, raspberries, apples, tomatoes and pumpkins. Large applemarket, cafe, bakery,giftshop and on the Crow River open daily Aug – Dec. Wagon rides daily Labor Day til Halloween. Weekend activities: Corn Maze, music, cow train and apple cannon and more. Company picnics. Fresh Christmas trees. Certified by the Food Alliance.
Apples: Zestar, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Red Baron, Cortland, Sweet Sixteen, Haralson, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Wealthy, Fireside, Connell Red, Regent, Keepsake and more.
Other Fruit: Strawberries, raspberries, currants, tomatoes, plums, pumpkins.
1903 10th St SW (Cty Rd 108)
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-4284
Open: August through October; Daily 10am – 6pm
Directions: From Buffalo take Hwy 25 S to Cty Rd 12 – 2 1/2 miles to Cty Rd.
Description: Good times & great apples! 26 varieties of apples & fresh cider, pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, homemade apple pies, jams, jellies, gifts & crafts. Visit the orchard during “Apple Fest” weekends in Sept & Oct. Live entertainment, wagon rides through our scenic orchard and into Groggins Woods, pony rides, caramel apple sundaes, grilled bratwurst & apple turnovers. Call for schedule of events, group tours by prearrangement.
1901 50th St. NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-4409
Open: Late August through mid-November. Thursday-Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday Noon – 6pm. Closed Monday – W
Directions: Three miles north of Buffalo or 6 miles south of Monticello at the junction of State Hwy 25 and Co Rd 113.
Description: Family operation emphasizing quality fruit. Buy apples off the shelf or enjoy the pick-your-own experience. Weekend afternoon wagon rides mid-September through October. Also visit our gift shop and our pygmy goats.
Apples: Zestar, Paula Red, Sweet Sixteen, Cortland, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Haralson, Connell Red, Fireside, Regent, Keepsake and more!
Other Fruit: Pumpkins, squash, pick-your-own raspberries, cider, honey
2408 County Road 35 W.
Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: (763) 682-5224
2165 Donnelly Dr NW
Phone: (320) 963-7065
Open: End of August through October. 10-7 Sunday-Friday, 1-7 Saturdays
Directions: From Twin Cities: Hwy 55 West to Buffalo. Turn right on Wright County 12. Turn left at Wright County 37. Pass the Maple Lake Township building about 2 miles and turn left on Donnelly Dr NW. We are on the left hand side of the road. Follow the signs.
Description: We are a family owned and operated orchard offering several varieties of our own apples and pears. During September to the end of October we offer pick-your-own apples. We have a basic tour, which includes a walk through the orchard and apple picking. Enjoyable for every age group!
Apples: Honeycrisp, Haralson, Honeygold, Fireside, State Fair, Regent, Sweet Sixteen, Red Baron
Other Fruit: Bartlett Pears
Orchard listings gathered from: http://www.orangepippin.com/orchards/united-states/minnesota