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.
The Madison County CAREE "Ag Camp" visited Liberty Apple Orchard on July 19, 2017 to learn about how apples grow. Despite being one of the hottest days of the year, 37 fourth and fifth graders walked throughout the orchard to learn about how the environment, cultivar selection, pruning, sanitation, and pest control affect apples. They also visited the air conditioned (!!!) schoolhouse to learn from one of our high school employees what it is like to work on an orchard.
Madison County CAREE (Conservation, Agricultural Resources and Environmental Education) educates 4th-8th graders in the county about how agriculture affects their everyday lives and its importance to our environment.
We are especially thankful for the many volunteers who picked thousands of pounds of apples at Liberty Apple Orchard in 2016 to serve children and families at regional food banks. Many church and civic groups volunteered this fall, including St. Boniface 8th graders, Trinity Lutheran Church, Girl Scout Troop #559, EHS Student Council, EHS Epic, Urban Harvest, Immanuel United Methodist Church, Mt. Joy Church and many others. These volunteers exemplify the words of Mother Teresa: "We cannot do great things, only small things with great love."
This past year we participated in University of Illinois' webinar on the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2015. Liberty Apple Orchard is in full compliance with this new law and, in accordance with the rule, is registered with the Food and Drug Administration.
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 four 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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