Autumn at Local Apple Orchards

posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Blueridge Orchard in Denver, Iowa
Blueridge Orchard in Denver Iowa

Welcome the crisp, sunny days of autumn with a visit to a nearby apple orchard. You’ll find old standards and varieties you may not have heard of like Sweet 16, Crimson Crisp and Ambrosia. Most apple varieties mature from early September through mid-October. As the season winds down in October, you may want to call ahead to check apple varieties, hours and days of operation.

Apples on the Avenue
3035 Addison Blvd (HWY 218), Nashua
Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
August 29 – November 1, 2020

You’ll find apples, pears (in September), baked goods and honey at Apples on the Avenue.  The fun not only includes the option to pick your own apples, but also tractor-pulled wagon rides on the weekends ($4/adult and $2/child), farm animals and yard games. Find more announcements on their Facebook page. 

Blueridge Orchard
105 Blueridge Drive, Denver
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Blueridge Orchard is a small, family-owned orchard tucked into the hills of Denver, Iowa. Although not a you-pick orchard, you can buy bagged apples and stroll through their beautiful orchard. 
Denver is a 20 minute drive from Cedar Falls.

Local Apple Orchards, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Bagged apples at Blueridge Orchard in Denver, Iowa

Hoffman Produce Farms
1011 Martin Road, Waterloo

Due to COVID-19, apples and other produce can be purchased ONLY through their online catalog which is published on Mondays (pick up on Wednesday afternoons) and Thursdays (pick up on Saturday mornings).  Sign up HERE to receive their catalog on Mondays and Thursdays and to send an order. 

Jefferson Greenhouse & Orchard
9529 E Dunkerton Road, Dunkerton
Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

The Jefferson family farmstead provides seasonal fruit throughout the summer and ofers apples beginning in July. Farm stand varieties include Cortland, Chieftain, Early Gold, Gala, Goldblush, Honeycrisp and more.
Dunkerton is a 30 minute drive from Cedar Falls.

Timeless Prairie Orchard
3049 280th Street, Winthrop

Unfortunately, a severe storm that arrived in July damaged much of the orchard. Timeless Prairie Orchard will assess their season and provide apples if possible. Please visit their Facebook page for updates.  
Winthrop is a 45 minutes from Cedar  Falls.

Want to find more Things to DoPlaces to Stay or Places to Eat & Drink while you're in Cedar Falls? Stop by or call the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We're located at 6510 Hudson Road and our phone number is 800-845-1955. To find events taking place in the Cedar Valley, visit CedarValley365.com.

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