Mills Apple Farm

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Fall 2014

Somehow we're already midway through our fall season. Time certainly does seem to fly. The apple crop has been good - especially good for some varieties.  Hope you picked some of our jonathans, they have been exceptional this year.

The temporary market is operational. Bakery operations are functional, although at a reduced capacity.  And clean up, near completion, is on hold for the apple season.

As you may already know, our iconic red apple barn (the main building) was completely destroyed by fire on May 4th. Our market, bakery, cider operation, wreath making equipment, coolers, walk-in freezer (which contained hundreds of gallons of cider and many apple pies worth of filling), and countless other items were totally lost. With over thirty years in business, we had accumulated a lot of stuff, and guess where it was stored.

We intend to rebuild.  We want to make it better. We want to do it right. In the interim, we will have temporary operations in place in order to continue to do business. Please bear with us during this season.

Meanwhile, look for us at the Land of Goshen Community Market on Saturday mornings, 8 - noon, in downtown Edwardsville and at the Highland Farmers' Market, Thursdays 4 - 7 pm. You can pick up orders at either of the farmers' markets, if you call ahead.

Just a note: the parking is free, the play area is free, the wagon ride is free, and the country ambiance is free.  We are family owned and operated; our bakery goods are hand made on-site and our apples aren't always as pretty as the store bought varieties - but they usually taste better.  We aren't a big operation, but we put a lot of heart into making you feel at home.  So take a break from reality, put down your iPhone, "Come visit us!"

 

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