Winter & Spring just flew on by, and now we're well into the Summer. Hope you are enjoying the warm weather. Apple crop has promise; the peaches, not so much - the harsh winter did them in. As you might expect, we are busy preparing for the fall. Plans for a temporay market are underway. We've managed to restore some our bakery operations. And clean up is getting nearer to completeion.
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!"