All of the apple varieties are ripening a few days earlier this year and Fuji is no different. The first of the Fuji apples are ready for picking about five days earlier than last year! Fuji is very sweet of the tree and known to grow in richness after picking. They are also one of the best for storage. The weather should be great for a stroll around the orchard, so stop by to pick a few Fuji's along with Jonathan, Cortland and Empire apples.
Starting this year, Liberty Apple Orchard will offer apple butter and honey from local producers as well as cider in early September and pumpkins in late September from local farmers.
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
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.
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.
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