No "Access" or parking fee. Pay only for what you pick at our family orchard!
In response to COVID-19, we are taking extra steps to keep everyone safe.
Lugene and I would like to say “thank you” to all of our friends who joined us at the orchard and to the many new guests who found our little orchard this season. You made this a most exciting and active season and helped us bring in a very good harvest.
This year has been another challenging year for our country. In response to Covid-19, we did our best to give you a safe and enjoyable experience. Due to Covid-19 we again missed having the public-school elementary children visit the orchard on field trips. We are thankful, however, that over 300 preschoolers, the SIUE International group, and the Edwardsville CEO high school seniors could join us for field trips at the orchard. We are looking forward to a return to “normal” next year and hope to host another benefit and 5K run as we did in 2018 and 2019.
We greatly appreciate the dedication and hard work of the dozen high school, college and retired folks who helped us maintain the orchard, keep you safe, and assist our guests in finding and carrying apples.
As Thoreau said, “Autumn came, with wind and gold.” We had our share of wind storms and the year is closing with golden leaves on the Liberty, Enterprise and Goldrush trees. Due to hail and wind storms, the apple crop was a bit lighter than in prior years, but we were blessed with a bountiful crop of many varieties, especially Jonathan, MacIntosh, Ultra Gold, Granny Smith and Goldrush.
We continued our partnership with Operation Food Search and provided apples to Metro-East and St. Louis area food pantries. We hope to be able to do more next year with a more normal harvest.
Now the laughter and excitement have been replaced with the soft sounds of birds in the trees. The leaves are still. The worn paths from your steps between the rows remain, but so do the memories of your laughter, the orchard chatter, family photos on the pony cart and the crunch of a crisp apple in the autumn sun. These memories will be with us through the long winter months.
Thank you for visiting with us!
Liberty Apple Orchard
From Edwardsville: Corner of Troy Rd. and Goshen (near Home Depot)
Go east on Goshen Road approximately four 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.
From St. Louis via I-55
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.
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A. Lincoln, Gettysburg Address