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Apple Orchards &
U-Pick Fruit Farms

DISCLAIMER:  The Branch Moms, along with local businesses and organizations, will do our best to keep you updated with the most accurate information throughout the season.  Please call ahead or follow the links provided below to avoid any inconvenience.

Keller's Farmstand

LOCATION: 2500 Johnson Road, Oswego


Weekdays 10am-6pm; Weekends 9am-6pm
Monday, October 14: 9am-6pm


The apple orchard is located on our Oswego farm. Before heading to the orchard for U-pick apples, ALL guests must first purchase a bag at the Apple Barn. Last entry to the orchard will be 30 minutes prior to closing time to allow enough time for picking.


  • Farmstand open daily with homemade apple cider donuts (in season), baked goods, jarred items, and fall favorites

  • Saturday & Sunday Fall Festivities - corn maze, farm animals, kids’ play area, wagon rides

  • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch open daily starting end of September 

FEE :  

$10/person for ¼ peck bag (about 3 lbs)

$20/person for ½ peck bag (about 5–6 lbs)

$40/person for 1 peck bag (about 10–12 lbs) $8 per person for 1/4 peck bag 

20+ varieties of apples

*Children 4 and under may enter for free but do not get a bag.

We do not offer group discounts.


All Seasons Orchard

LOCATION: 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock

HOURS:  August 26 - October 29th

Weekdays: 10am-5pm

Weekends, Labor Day, Columbus Day: 10am-6pm

BARNYARD ACTIVITY AREA (Open on weekends and holidays only)​​

  • Corn Maze

  • Pedal Karts

  • Kiddie Play Area

  • Apple Orchard

  • Cafe & Bakery Store

  • Jumping Pillow

  • Mini Zip Line

  • 30+ Attractions


FEE :  $17 per person for 1/4 peck U-PICK bag 



Kuiper's Family Farm

LOCATION:  1N145 Watson Road, Maple Park


August 26th - October 31st
Tuesday - Saturday 9AM-6PM
Sunday & Monday 10AM-6PM
Labor & Columbus Day: 9AM-6PM
Closes at 4PM Halloween


  • Fresh from the orchard, bagged and sold at the Orchard Shop. Apples sold individually, by the half-peck or peck bag. Prices vary by supply and variety.

  • Pick Apples

Admission to Orchard: 
$11.99    Weekends & Holidays online per person (plus ticketing fees)
$13.99    Weekends & Holidays at the gate per person
$11.99    Weekdays (excludes Labor & Columbus Days) at the gate only per person

  • Includes 1/4 peck bag of apples.
    Children 2 and under admitted FREE but don’t receive a bag.
    Everyone entering the orchard must purchase admission.
    Apple picking is Weekends through October 29th. Click here for tickets.
    Apple picking may be available Weekdays also depending on crop.
    Click here for this week’s Weekday picking availability.

Maple Park

Goebbert's Farm - Pingree Grove

LOCATION:  42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove

HOURS: 9am - 5:30pm DAILY

APPLE ORCHARD: Pending dates in 2024

  • You Pick or Pre-Picked

  • Orchard open for picking 7 days a week 

Pingree Grove

Jonamac Orchard

LOCATION:  319412 Shabbona Road

HOURS: 9am - 5:30pm DAILY

APPLE ORCHARD: Pending dates in 2024

  • 20+ varieties of apples

  • YOU PICK or PRE-PICKED options

  • Orchard open for U-PICK beginning Labor Day and as long as apples are available

  • Fall Festival Admission is also required to enter U-pick Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch (when available). Guests will need to purchase Apple Picking Bags and Pumpkins Separately.


Windy Acres Farmstand 

LOCATION:  37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva

HOURS: 10am - 5pm DAILY

APPLE ORCHARD: Pending dates in 2024

Weekends ONLY August 19 - September 10th | Daily 10am - 5pm

  • 8 varieties of U-Pick apples

  • YOU PICK or PRE-PICKED options

  • RATES | $14.99 per guest ages 2 and up. All paid patrons get 1/4 peck bag of apples. Under 2 gets free admission but no bag.


  • Columbus Day will be our weekend rates.

  • Children under 2 are Free

  • Ages 2 and older
    Weekday $18.00 per person (Excludes Columbus Day)
    Weekend $22.00 per person

  • Seniors (65 and older)
    Weekday $16.00 per person (Excludes Columbus Day)
    Weekend $20.00 per person

  • Veterans and Active Military
    Free (please show proof)

  • *An Adult MUST accompany their child into the attraction area to ensure their safety. Windy Acres Farm is not liable for any injuries accrued on the property.

  • Weather Permitting Please call ahead when there is inclement weather as there are no refunds/no reimbursements/no exchanges no exceptions.



  • Trackless Train

  • Giant Jumping Pillow

  • Corn Maze

  • Moon Bounces 

  • Petting Zoo

  • Wild West Town

  • Mini Golf

  • Charlotte's Web Climbing Structure

  • Zipline


Stade's Farm & Market

LOCATION:  3709 Miller Road, McHenry

HOURS: 9am - 5pm DAILY

FEATURES: Nearly 20 acres of prime strawberries for your enjoyment! Picking your own strawberries at Stade’s Farm & Market is a great way to spend a summer day with your family and friends.


Strawberries | Beginning mid-June

Raspberries | Summer + Fall (summer crop begins in early July and the fall crop begins in mid-August and continues to produce until early to mid-October) 


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.

APPLE ORCHARD:  Opening late August - late October  from 9:00a - 5:00p daily (see Facebook page for updates)

    • RATES | $10 per person for 1/4 peck bag (children 2 and under are free but do not receive a bag)  *Every person ages 3+ entering the orchard must buy a bag*

      • $30 for a Peck Bag

      • $50 for a 1/2 Bushel

    • Nearly 20 varieties of apples



Woody's Orchard

LOCATION:  3223 Creek Road, Plano


Orchard open from


  • Orchard entrance is permitted with the purchase of a $12 quarter peck bag. To enter the Apple Orchard you must purchase one apple picking bag for every two people in your group.

    Woody’s Orchard has over 18 varieties of apples that ripen throughout the Fall season. 

  • Hay rides to the Orchard are included on Weekends/Holidays when available




  • August Rates: $15.95 for adults and children Saturdays and Sundays, $12.95 Thursdays and Fridays (2 years and under are free)

  • Purchase tickets online to save $$$

  • September Rates: $16.95 for adults and children Saturdays and Sundays, $13.95 Thursdays and Fridays (2 years and under are free)

  • October Rates: $22.95 for adults and children Saturdays and Sundays, $19.95 Thursdays and Fridays (2 years and under are free)

  • FEATURES: Cedar Playhouse Village | Spider Web | Corn Jump | Jump Pad | Hay Maze – Not Available 7/31 – 8/1 | Big Tractor Slides | Duck Racers | Hamster Rollers | Wooden Tractors | Climbing Tire Pile

    • $3 train rides available


Woody’s Orchard has a 2 acre pumpkin field that features 15 varieties of pumpkins planted randomly. The pumpkins range from 1-5 lb “cannon balls” to 100 lbs “atlantic giants.” The average pumpkin size is 20lbs. Pre-picked pumpkins will also be available for purchase in the retail store once ripe.  Look for them Late September/Early October.


Heider's Berry Farm

LOCATION:  1106 N. Queen Anne Rd., Woodstock

HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm DAILY, while supply allows

FEATURES: Our land has been farmed by Heiders for five generations, starting as a typical Midwestern farm with dairy, hogs, sheep, chickens, corn, oats and hay. From 1972 to 1986, we operated the largest berry farm in Illinois. After 25 years of landscaping, we're back as Heider's Berry Farm, on a smaller scale, to provide quality fruit and friendly service. We invite you to spend time on our farm in Woodstock, IL. Wander into our fields to enjoy a true farm experience, all natural with no admission or parking fee. Check our Facebook page for availability updates!


Strawberries | Beginning mid-June

Raspberries | Early July


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.


Tom's Farm Market

LOCATION:  10214 W. Algonquin Road, Huntley

HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm & Sunday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

FEATURES: Nothing compares to Midwest grown strawberries! Their signature bright red color, petite size & big sweet taste sets them apart. Harvest happens only once a year in June! Don’t miss it! Check back for updates on opening dates. Strawberry pies are made fresh in our Bakery with our own berries when in season. We also have Strawberry Donuts, Shakes, Cakes & Smoothies.


Strawberries | Beginning June


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.


Johnson's Farm Produce

LOCATION:  8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 

(219) 962-1383

HOURS: U-Pick opens June24th! Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-7:00pm & Sundays, 8:00am-6:00pm

DISTANCE: 1 hour 30 minutes from Tri-Cities

FEATURES: For nearly three-quarters of a century, our family has grown fresh vegetables, strawberries, plants and flowers with tender loving care. We love knowing that what we grow isn’t shipped across the country, but bought and enjoyed by our own neighbors and friends. Stop by and see the family!  Always call ahead to confirm hours and availability.

Strawberries | Early Summer





Several other vegetables


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.

Hobart, IN

Garwood Orchards

LOCATION:  5911 W 50 South, LaPorte, IN

(219) 362-4385

HOURS: 8:30am - 6:00pm DAILY

DISTANCE: 2 hours from Tri-Cities

FEATURES: The Garwood family has been farming the same land for over 180 years. For 6 generations, we've maintained a focus on farming, family, and community.Come visit! We know you'll want to make our family farm your family tradition. Call for info on what's available:


Strawberries | Early/Late June - Mid July

Raspberries | Late June - Mid October

Cherries | Late June - Late July

Blueberries | July

Blackberries | Late July - Mid October

Cabbages | Late July - Mid October

...Several other vegetables in the Fall


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.

LaPorte, IN

Stateline Blueberries

LOCATION:  9957 North Frontage Road, Michigan City, IN 

(219) 874-7721

HOURS: Daily 7:00am - 6:00pm

DISTANCE: 2 hours from Tri-Cities


Our varieties of blueberries ripen at different times throughout the season:  Each variety has its own unique quality and taste: the below mentioned is just a guide and the last statement regarding flavor is very subjective.  (Ripening time-Size-Taste)




Bluetta........very early-medium-sweet

Chanticleer......very early-large-sweet








Weymouth....very early-small/medium-sweet


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.

Michigan City, IN

Thompson Strawberry Farm

LOCATION:  14000 75th St., Bristol, WI 

(262) 857-2353

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm & Saturday - Sunday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

DISTANCE: 1 hour 30 minutes from Tri-Cities

FEATURES: Our new strawberry farm is located only 1 mile west of our home farm. We will only have one location open per day. We will have signs up indicating which field will be open.

Strawberries | Mid June - Early July

Raspberries | September - October

Sunflowers | July - October


*Always confirm availability before traveling to the farm.

Bristol, WI

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