New Brighton has the pick of apple events

October 3, 2013 by  

The fall is time for picking apples across many parts of the country and the St. Croix Valley surrounding New Brighton is famous for its many apple orchards that blossom during this time of year. No doubt, the various orchards and farms are using flyer printing and poster printing to let the people in these communities know of the many opportunities to take advantage of the treats of the autumnal season.

Started in 1948 by the grandfather of Chris Aamodt, Aamodt’s Apple Farm in Stillwater has 50 acres of apples that provide about 21 different varieties and 10 acres of grapes in a vineyard adjoining the apple farm. The retail store, located inside a restored bran 100 years old, offers honey, apple butter, and maple syrup.

At the Afton Apple Orchard in Denmark Township, the most popular apples are the Honeycrisps, Regents, and Paula Reds. In addition to apples, the orchard also grows raspberries, pumpkins, and strawberries and sells fresh pressed cider. During the first three weekends in October, the farm holds it apple festival, with activities including a corn maze, hayrides, a petting farm, and cider pressing demonstrations.

Also in Denmark Township is Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, which holds its annual apple festival the first two weekends in October, where guests can pick their own apples and pumpkins while children engage in wagon rides, an animal farm, and a corn maze. The Orchard grows 22 varieties of apples, which can also be purchased pre-picked in their retail store.