Liberty Apple Orchard
From Meyer YMCA (Edwardsville)
Go east on Goshen Road approximately two miles, turn right on Staunton Rd., cross the Bike Trail, turn left on Kuhn Station Rd. We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right.
Take Exit 23, travel east on Route 143 (1/4 mile), right on Staunton Rd. for about a mile. At the "T" with Goshen Rd., turn left and then take the first right back onto Staunton Rd. Cross the Bike Trail, turn left of Kuhn Station Rd. We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right.
Memories of apple blossom pedals scattered beneath the trees in spring have faded into the soft white snow of winter. And so it is the time of the season, the time to close the orchard.
Lugene and I would like to say "THANK YOU" to all the friends, families and school, church and civic groups who came out again this year to enjoy the taste of a crisp, fresh apple. And to the many new guests who found the orchard this year, thank you for making the time to visit with us.
The winter snows and frigid cold came much too early this year, but “there is a time for every purpose under heaven” and we are thankful for a wonderfully season. The year is closing with many great memories, including the hundreds of school children who visited the orchard to learn how apples grow, the crisp crunch of an Empire, Liberty or Goldrush, all the volunteers who celebrated the life of Adam Behrhorst and supported Hospice at the Apple Harvest Festival, family photos with the scarecrows, the YMCA video and the many church and civic groups who picked apples for regional food banks. We are very thankful for a great season.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays...for "we are done with apple-picking now" but are looking forward to seeing you and your family again next year!
The Intelligencer wrote about us!
Apple Harvest Festival was a Big Success
Thank you for coming out to support Hospice of Southern Illinois and to celebrate the life of Adam Behrhorst last Saturday (10/27) at the Apple Harvest Festival. Over 315 runners/walkers registered for the event and many sponsors supported Hospice through their contributions. The bake sale, caramel apple bar, obstacle course, cider making, Johnny Appleseed and many other activities were a hit. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event a big success!
Please see the excellent article below from the Edwardsville Intelligencer on July 16, 2018:
Once again this year we are very thankful for the many volunteers who are picking thousands of pounds of apples at Liberty Apple Orchard to serve children and families at regional food banks. Many church and civic groups volunteered this fall, including St. Boniface School, Girl Scout Troop #559, EHS Business Professionals of American, 07 Supreme Softball and Urban Harvest. These volunteers exemplify the words of Mother Teresa: "We cannot do great things, only small things with great love."
Liberty Apple Orchard is conveniently located near Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Troy and Highland, yet still situated in a rural setting. The orchard is well mowed, easily accessible from our drive and ideal for photos of your family. Opened only a few years ago, the trees are small so even the littlest of hands can reach the fruit.
Liberty Apple Orchard also offers opportunities for:
In addition to providing a local U-Pick experience, look for us at the Land of Goshen Farmers' Market in Edwardsville on Saturday mornings.
A. Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
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