Mills Apple Farm

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

We've been working hard painting and sprucing up the place. The inside of our new red shed is close to being finished.

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES:  Apple picking is now over. See the Orchard Update link for up-to-date details.

PUMPKINS:  Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch will start on September 30 and end October 29th. We have orange carving pumpkins of about basketball size, and smaller orange pie pumpkins suitable to paint or decorate.

BAKED GOODS: We'll try to have a limited selection on hand on the weekends, but we''re currently baking primarily to order and for the Goshen Market. If you have your taste buds set on something delicious, call us! Just give us a few days advance warning so we have it on the schedule. Call 618-887-4732.

We have many fruit flavors available for our baked goods, including apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, and rhubarb. Combinations, too, like apple rhubarb, apple cherry, cherry rhubarb, and apple blueberry. Later in the fall we'll add pumpkin and pecan pies. Pies are $19 each. We can also bake you a smaller fruit crisp for $9, with the same filling and crumb topping, but no bottom crust. Pies can be unbaked as well (except pumpkin and pecan!), with the crumb already on top or in a separate bag. They freeze well - imagine enjoying a freshly baked fruit pie whenever you want! Baking instructions included.

GOSHEN MARKET:  Wow, 27 years for the Market! And we've been there for all of them. Lots of our baked goodies of all types and flavors go. Pies, crisps, cookies, donuts, and more! The last Market is October 21st.

THE STORE:  Our little brown on-farm store with the porch is now red and white! Although it has a new look, it still serves as our check-in and sales point on the farm. That's also where you'll find good things to eat and drink! We're currently not allowing customers inside the store, so the outside porch will be set up on weekends like a farmers market stand so you know what we have available. Look for conserves, fruit butter, honey from on the farm, and already picked apples when available.

CHRISTMAS TREES:  We have an order in for Canadian Balsam Firs and Frasier/Balsolm hybrids. Tree sales will begin the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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 is taking 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 red store (with the porch) for the immediate future.

The children's play area is open, including the 3-floor wire maze. The glider swings are back up as well. There are still animals to visit, and space to run around. You can visit with our laying hens doing chicken things, the turkeys doing turkey things, and the donkeys doing donkey things. You can also admire 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.

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!"


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We are now open for the 2023 season!

  Tues thru Fri  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Sat & Sun  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Monday   CLOSED
Labor Day and Columbus Day
        10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will close for the season on December 24th at noon.


Our season usually starts in July or August when the fruit is ready, and runs until noon on December 24th...