U-Pick Season Opens
Apples and berries and pears, oh my! Orchards in McHenry County are ripe for the U-picking.
All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock: Pre-picked or U-pick from a dozen varieties of apples on 10,000 trees. Restaurant serves apple cider donuts, fresh cider, caramel apples and more, September 3-October 30.
Cody’s Farm & Apple Orchard, Marengo: Gala and Blondee will be available for picking on September 11, plus pre-picked Honeycrisp and apple cider doughnuts.
Grace Farm Studios, Woodstock: U-pick black, purple, yellow and red raspberries, plus Aronia berries (chokecherries), September-October.
Heider’s Berry Farm, Woodstock: Pre-pick and U-pick strawberries, June and September till frost; and red raspberries, July and September till frost.
Homestead Orchard, Woodstock: U-pick from 23 varieties of apples, pie cherries and pears; plus Amish jams, jellies and salsas, August-late October.
Lang’s Orchard, Woodstock: U-pick from 12 varieties of apples; $2 off apple purchases weekdays; plus fruit spreads, salsa, caramel, honey and soup mixes, September 10-October.
More Than Delicious Orchard, Woodstock: Pre-picked or U-pick from 80 varieties of apples and pears; windfalls at half-price, September-October.
Prairie Sky Orchard, Union: U-pick from 15 varieties of apples on more than 2,000 trees, specializing in Honey Crisp and Asian pears, September-October.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard, Harvard: Pre-picked or U-pick from 30 apple varieties on 17,000 trees spanning 50 acres; Amaze N Apples is America’s only apple maze; plus restaurant, bakery and gift shop, August 19-November 19.
Woodstock Country Orchard, Woodstock: U-pick from 13 varieties of applies, September-October.