Apple Orchard

Apple Pricing - Fall 2021

• $10 for a 1/4 Peck Bag

• $25 for a Peck Bag
• $50 for a 1/2 Bushel

Note: A $10 minimum apple purchase per person is required to enter the apple orchard (ages two years and under are free). This means that every person entering the apple orchard must at least purchase a 1/4 Peck Bag (you may purchase a larger size and apply the $10 minimum toward the larger bag). Although, there IS NOT an admission fee to pick apples, just to be clear each person must make a minimum $10 purchase to enter the orchard.

Apple varieties and approximate picking times are pictured below.

Bags are included in the apple picking price and picking is only allowed using the bags Stade’s provides.

We accept all forms of payment except American Express.

Pick-Your-Own Hours

When applicable, our orchard is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We recommend you check our website and/or Facebook for the most recent picking, crop, and weather conditions that may affect your u-pick experience. Stade’s reserves the right to close the Apple Orchard due to inclement weather (heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and/or severe winds) without advance notice in order to protect their customers and employees.

Stade’s Apple Orchard

After years of studying, planning, planting, and pruning Stade’s Farm & Market opened a beautiful pick-your-own apple orchard in Fall 2017. Apples have always had a healthy reputation. The old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has proven to be more than just a cute rhyme. The documented health benefit of apples has proven quite accurate indeed. The many health benefits of apples include lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of cancer.

In both the spring of 2013 and 2014 Stade’s planted a total of 800 semi-dwarf apple trees. In the spring of 2015, we planted 2,600 dwarf apple trees and in 2016 we added 1000 more Honey Crisp. In the spring of 2017, we added an additional 2200 Honeycrisp and Evercrisp dwarf trees. The apple varieties available will include Honeycrisp, Gala, Evercrisp, Jonagold, Zestar, Golden Delicious & some heirloom apples.

The semi-dwarf is a medium-sized, free-standing tree that can range in height from 12 to 16 feet tall. The dwarf is a short tree needing trellising for support and ranges from 8 to 12 feet in height. The apple is a hardy perennial tree that grows in all temperate zones. Apples grow best in climates with moderately cold winters and warm summers with medium to high humidity. We are in a great zone for successful growing.

Stade’s Farm works diligently to provide wholesome fruits and vegetables to our many customers and we hope you will enjoy yet another juicy delight; Apples!

Apple Facts

Americans eat more apples per capita than any other fruit and they taste great, too!

• Apple trees, depending on the variety, take two to five years to produce their first fruit.
• It takes an average of about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
• A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
• There are more than 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States and they come in all shades of red, green, and yellow.
• The science of apple growing is called pomology.
• Bobbing for apples? 25 percent of an apple’s volume is air; that’s why they float.
• Pilgrims planted the first U.S. apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
• Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually transition to white.
• It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
• One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.
• Most apples are still picked by hand.

Blondee Apples

Blondee Apples


Blondee Apples

Available late August/early September

Cox's Orange Pippen Apples

Cox's Orange Pippen Apples


Cox's Orange Pippen Apples

Available late September

Empire Apples

Empire Apples


Empire Apples

Available mid/late September.

Evercrisp Apples

Evercrisp Apples


Evercrisp Apples

Available late October

Flaming Early Red Apples

Flaming Early Red Apples


Flaming Early Red Apples

Available mid/late September

Gala Apples

Gala Apples


Gala Apples

available late August/early September

Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious

Available early/mid October

Goldrush Apples

Goldrush Apples


Goldrush Apples

Available late October

Granny Smith

Granny Smith


Granny Smith

Available late October

Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp Apples


Honeycrisp Apples

Available mid/late September

Jonagold Apples

Jonagold Apples

Jonagold Apples

Available early/mid October

Jonathan Apples

Jonathan Apples


Jonathan Apples

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Red Cameo Apples

Red Cameo Apples


Red Cameo Apples

Available late September

Red Jonaprice Apples

Red Jonaprice Apples


Red Jonaprice Apples

Available mid/late September

Rosalee Apples

Rosalee Apples


Rosalee Apples

Available early/mid October

Wonder Fuji Apples

September Wonder Fuji


September Wonder Fuji

Available mid/late September

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Sweet MAIA

Sweet MAIA

Available End of August

Wine Crisp Apples

WineCrisp Apples

WineCrisp Apples

Available early/mid October

Zestar Apples

Zestar Apples


Zestar Apples

Available late August/early September

“It is possible, I think, to say that… a Christian agriculture [is] formed upon the understanding that it is sinful for people to misuse or destroy what they did not make. The Creation is a unique, irreplaceable gift, therefore to be used with humility, respect, and skill.”
― Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture