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                                                                                                                                   APPLE BARN COUNTRY STORE,
                                 FEEDING TROUGH AND BAKERY
  

                                                            
                                                        Early Season Hours:  Please check back for 2017 dates
                                                                            Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
                                                                             Labor Day:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
                   
   
                                                                             Please note:  The Feeding Trough and Petting Zoo do not open until our
                                                                                           full season hours begin.  We  will have donuts, pies, and
                                                                                           frozen cider available.  Fresh cider will be available when
                                                                                           we open full time.
       

                                                                                               
                                                         Full Season Hours:  Please check back for 2017 dates
 
                                                                             Everyday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                                                     Please note:  Donut Fryer shuts down at 4:30 p.m.
                                                                

 
                                         PICK YOUR OWN RASPBERRIES, APPLES & PUMPKINS

                                                                                                                                      Make sure to check our Farm Fresh Harvest Update to see what is
                                                                ready for picking.  Please leave backpacks, purses and bags in your car. Strollers may be
                                                                parked at u-pick while you're  out picking.
                                                                Early Season Hours: Please check back for 2017 dates.
  
                                                                  Raspberry picking only.
                                                                   
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                                                         Labor Day:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                                                     
 
                                                                        Full Season Hours:  Please check back for 2017 dates.  
                                                                    
Everyday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                                                   
Weekend wagon rides to orchard and pumpkin patch. (Weather permitting)
                                                                    Please note: Last weekend wagon leaves at 4:30 p.m.


AS A SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS, WE DO NOT CHARGE AN ADMISSION FEE AND THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES.


                                TIPS AND REMINDERS

SAFETY POLICIES

  • For safety and sanitation purposes, we do not allow pet visitors at the orchard.  In addition, our farm animals and many of our customers are not comfortable around unfamiliar dogs.  Thanks for your cooperation.
  • For safety and health purposes, we ask that you do not smoke anywhere at the orchard.
  • Remember, you're on the farm. You might get dirty, so please dress appropriately and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Parents, please be responsible for your children and keep them with you.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • To avoid long check-out lines, we suggest paying with cash instead of credit or debit cards.  The additional time needed for credit and debit card approval really slows down check-out.
  • We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit and debit cards in our Apple Barn Country Store and in the weekend Bakery, however, we only accept cash and check at U-pick and in the Feeding Trough.  There is an ATM machine at the bank in Waterman.
  • Please no picnics or carry-in food.  Our Feeding Trough Kitchen and Bakery have great food for purchase.  Our picnic tables are reserved for Feeding Trough and Bakery customers and also our school tours.  There is a beautiful park in Waterman that has picnic facilities and a playground.   We are also only 5 miles away from Shabbona Lake State Park, which has great picnic facilities.
  • Backpacks, purses and bags are not allowed in the orchard.  Please secure them in your car.  Strollers may be parked at U-pick while you are out in the orchard.
  • Remember to bring your camera to capture those fun, fall memories.