Minnesota's Favorite Apple Orchard

Family Activities, Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Pumpkins, Bare Root Fruit Trees & More

What's New for 2016

2015 was a great year, we enjoyed having so many new visitors at the orchard. We've been working on some new ideas for this upcoming season we can't wait for you to come and see.

Wine & Cheese tasting weekends

Come and enjoy local wines and cheeses

2nd Annual Apple Fest

Fun, activities and crafts for everyone.

See all Apple Fest Activities

Even more pumpkins

Come and pick your pumpkin at Gilby's this year or inquire about wholesale.

Larger corn maze
We have tripled the size of our parking lot due to our unprecedented growth

Free Range Chickens
The kids can feed the chickens

New Apple - MN 55

Come and try the newest apple from the U of M

Learn more about the MN - 55

-David "Gilby" and Janet Gilbertson

MN55 Receives official name!

First Kiss ™

Get your First Kiss™ Apples here this fall.

Now Booking Group Events!

Call or contact us about your next group event. We’ll work with you do give your group a great mn apple orchard experience that includes

Hay Ride & Corn Maze $5.00 per person

Apple Education Extra $1.00 per person

Free Range Chicken Education $1.00 per person… we currently have Cornish Cross and Red Ranger 300 birds

Add a Pumpkin small, med or large price ranges from .75 cents to $20.

See Full Activities

Season Open Aug 26th

Daily 9-6

Estimated Harvest Dates

SweeTango, Zestar
Late August

Chestnut Crab, Wealthy, LaCrescent
Early September

HoneyCrisp, Cortland, Macintosh, River Belle
Mid September

Haralson, Sweet 16
Late September

SnowSweet, Frostbite
Mid October

Pazazz, Sonya
Early October


See our wide selection of Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds.

Pumpkin Scribing – Mark your calendar for mid August, call and stop by to scribe your own pumpkin with a personal message.

See All Pumpkins


This new late season apple is sure to be a treat, we can't wait to share it with you!

New! Free Range Chickens!

  • GMO Free

    Can't get these in stores

    100% Satification Guaranteed!

Seniors Day

Every Tuesday for those of you who are 60+ but still kids at heart, we're giving you an extra 10% off.

Free Apples

When you buy 8 and 1/2 peck of apples we'll give you a 1/2 peck free.

Our climate is unique with a short growing season, cool nights and warm days that bring out the best sugars and crisp texture you love.

The University of Minnesota apple varietes grow best here, because they were created here.