Mills Apple Farm

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June 2020

Check the Orchard Update link (to the right) for status on apple varieties, picking opportunities, the pumpkin crop, and other farm products.

We are not currenly open to the public except for order pick-up.

BAKED GOODS: You now have three ways to obtain our tasty baked goods: 

(1) Call the farm directly at 618-887-4732 to order. Then pick-up at the Land of Goshen Community Market in Edwardsville on Saturday, from 8:00 AM - noon. We'll also have a limited selection of non-ordered items for sale there.

(2) Or you may pick up orders at the farm on Friday afternoon at a prearranged time. We can deliver directly to your car.

(3) We are continuing with the Goshen Market online shop at www.goshenmarket.org. Orders may be placed there from Friday through Monday, with pick-up on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 PM in Edwardsville.

NEW BUILDING:  It's up! And big! And very red! You can't miss it. We're very pleased with the space it will give us, although it will take us a while to get the interior the way we want it. Thank you, again, to all those who donated to our building fund! It's a big project. We will continue working out of our little brown store (with the porch) for the immediate future.

LAND OF GOSHEN COMMUNITY MARKET:  We plan contiune as a vendor beginning on June 13, 2020. We mainly take our pies,cookies, and other baked goodies, and fruit as it is available. If you'd like to order a pie for pick up the Market on Saturday mornings between 8:00 and noon, please call the farm at 618-887-4732 before Friday. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and what you'd like. We'll call you back to confirm, and have it in Edwardsville waiting for you at our stall.

We plan to have our usual free fun things this year: the children's play area including our three-story maze, animals to visit, and space to run around. Remember to check out our home built half scale Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). The first man on the moon was over fifty years ago on July 29, 1969,

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As many of you already know, our iconic red apple barn (the main building) was completely destroyed by fire on May 4, 2014. 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 have temporary operations in place in order to continue to do business. Please bear with us during the coming seasons.

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 may not be 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!"

 

Orchard Update


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Opening Labor Day weekend for the 2020 season. We will close for the season at noon on December 24th.

Hours: TBA.
Days:  TBA

Closed on Mondays except Labor Day and Columbus Day. Also closed Thanksgiving Day.

The tractor and wagons run to the Orchard and the Pumpkin Patch on weekends when fruit is available until 5:00 p.m.




Our normal season starts sometime in July
and runs until noon on December 24th...