Apple Picking Your Way Into Fall

apple orchardWoodstock has the largest concentration of apple orchards in the state of Illinois with five apple orchards boasting of more than 20 apple varieties in McHenry County. With a very wet summer, some orchards may have gotten off to a rough start, but it didn’t stop them from thriving into September apple picking. Picking apples and spending the day in the historic Woodstock Square dining and boutique shopping is a fall tradition and is a great way to create lasting memories.

The five apple orchards in Woodstock include:

All Seasons Apple Orchard – This is the one of the largest apple orchards in Woodstock, with over 15,000 apple trees and two apple orchards.

Homestead Orchard – This is a quiet place in the country to pick 23 varieties of apples, pie cherries and pears. This place also has one of the oldest and largest maple trees in McHenry County.

Lang’s Orchard – With 13 varieties of apples, this orchard has come along way through trial and error since 1975. Come hear the history first-hand from the owners!

More than Delicious Orchard – This is your final season to visit this fantastic orchard as 2017 will be it’s last season.

Woodstock Country Orchard – There are 13 different apples to choose from to make caramel apples, apple muffins, apples pies, and more!

For information on picking dates and hours of operation, call or visit the orchards websites.

Woodstock is also home to one of the top-ranked farmer’s markets in Illinois. Until the end of October, the Woodstock Farmer’s Market takes place on the historic Woodstock Square on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Shoppers will find the freshest produce in the state, baked goods made daily, handmade arts and crafts and beautiful greenery. The Woodstock Farmer’s Market is a producers-only market, meaning everything you purchase is grown or produced by the vendor.

We’re proud to say that these amazing orchards, the popular farmer’s market and Woodstock Square are only 20-30 minutes from all of our communities! Visit www.gerstadbuilders.com/communities to see which community fits your lifestyle.