Minnesota's Favorite Apple Orchard

Family Activities, Pumpkins, Bare Root Fruit Trees & More

New! Free Range Chickens!

  • GMO Free

    Can't get these in stores

    100% Satification Guaranteed!

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Apple Growing Education

Learn from the best, David Gilbertson.

If you're looking to just get started or wanting to learn even more join us Saturdays this Spring.  Saturday April 4th, 18th, 25th

Beginner's Class 

Advanced Class

What's New for 2015

2014 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.

Free Range Chickens

No more eating factory chickens loaded with Hormones and Antibiotics.

Come and see our free range chickens (non-GMO fed), we will be raising hundreds of birds this year. Pre Order Now our first birds will be ready July 15th. Call us for pricing and availability 

If you are not 100% satisfied with our Free Range Chickens we will reimburse you 100%


Yes this year we will be offering services to help you plant, prune and or thin your trees. Pricing will be based on level of effort and distance traveled. 

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

Season Open Aug 29

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 

New This Year


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


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.



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.

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.