Offering you the pick of our orchard
Bring the family, bring a friend, bring your appetite and come to Fieldstone Orchard to pick your own flavor-filled, organic fruits and vegetables. We're an easy drive from Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence and surrounding towns or Emporia (see map).
When was the last time you tasted an apple picked right off the tree? Or snapped off an asparagus tip and popped it in your mouth? Do you remember picking blackberries or strawberries and marveling at how intense those fresh flavors tasted? You can still do that, at Fieldstone Orchard & Farm.
Many children these days have little knowledge of where food actually comes from. They think it comes from a store. Bringing your children to Fieldstone Orchard will give them a sense of the wonder of nature's bounty. It's a fun way to grow in appreciation of what real farms with organic practices actually do and how organically grown fruits and vegetables start their trip to our homes.
Organically grown fruits and vegetables are cornerstones of a healthy diet. They're organically grown, naturally low in fat and cholesterol and high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. There's no better way to set an example for kids about healthy dietary choices than to bring them out to pick their own fruit organically grown.
Our orchard is yours for the picking. You decide the best-looking fruit to pick, and that's what you take home. We’ve identified areas in the orchard where the fruit is ripe and ready, and we've mowed the paths for your convenience. We even provide staff in the orchard to answer your questions and help you bring your pickings back to our U-Pick Headquarters.
Our customers tell us the experience of picking fruit at Fieldstone is one that children remember for the rest of their lives. So pack a lunch and share a meal at the Refreshment Area we've provided. See how many different tastes you can identify in our many varieties of heirloom apples organically grown. Try a fresh cider slushie, or buy a fresh jug of apple cider to crack open there and take home later.
What Can You Pick Today?
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Our hours are:
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON 2013!! (due to late frost and snow in May we had a limited crop. Usually we have apples through November 15 just not this year...so see you next year where we will start with asparagus and on into apples see the side bar for estimations of timing)
Raspberries may be available through Thanksgiving. Call to check availability and pick up times.
Check out our recipes.
Raspberries freeze beautifully, with or without sugar and make a wonderful healthy snack for the children!
Try a drop of dark chocolate inside your raspberries for a decadent delight!
Gluten free pie? Ask Marianne about her gluten free recipes!
Have you ever tried almond butter on a slice of apple? try a drop of honey!
A tip: put a few drops of lemon juice on freshly slice apple so it will not oxidize.
2013 As It Ripens
Aparagus - April 13 to May 31
Sour cherries - June 21, 2013 - June 27, 2013
Raspberries - June 21, 2013 - frost (We-Pick only; avail in Sale Barn)
Blackberries - July 2 - August 25 (6 weeks or so)
Lodi/Yellow Transparent apples July 5-10
Summer Apples - July 25-28
Crabapples - August 6 - ? (yellow and red, large)
Paula Red (first fall apple, heirloom variety) August 5 - 10
Asian Pears - August 31- September 30 or so (Hosui and 20th Century, then Shinseki about 1 week apart or so)
Apples - 38 varieties begin with Jonathan - August 31 - we will have some varieites available from We-Pick such as Gala. Some varieties don't ripen until October and even as late as November 15 such as Fuji, Gold Rush, Arkansas Black, Black Twig, Pink Lady check here or Facebook to learn what is ripe when.
Fresh cider - hopefully end of Sept – Dec 1st (we will let you know as we get ready to press!)
See Calendar for more specific dates