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Informative Blog Posts
Sauce-Sational: An Experiment in Applesacue
- Arlet (Swiss Gourmet)
- Baker's Mix - August
- Baker's Mix - October
- Chenango Strawberry
- Crimson Crisp
- Dandee Red
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Each apple season for quite a few years now I’ve been proud to stock our shop with Wisconsin made maple syrup from Hedmark’s Maple Ridge loc...
My girls are heading back to school on September 1st! I can’t believe it! Some of you have seen that they’ve been helping us out in the s...
I didn’t manage to snap a picture of any part of this applesauce process for the Zestar! but I can tell you – I really enjoyed the sauce th...
Last year was the first year we carried our very own hand crafted ‘Lapacek’s Orchard’ mugs. Well – it went over really well so I ordered ...
I’m so excited to share with you a recipe from our brand new cookbook, ‘ Farm Fresh Recipes from Lapacek’s Orchard’ which is available onli...
Every year we try to do new things in our orchard. The big thing we did this year won’t be seen when you visit the orchard as we planted ju...
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- Apple Danish Pastry Bars
- Apple French Toast
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- Apple Nut Bread
- Apple Pecan Quick Bread
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- Apple Pie in a Jar
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- Apple Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
- Apple Strudel Puff Pastry
- Apple Toss
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- Apple-Jalepeno Preserves
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- Bavarian Apple Torte
- Blueberry French Toast
- Blueberry-Raspberry Streusel Muffins
- Brandied Apple 'N Cream Cheese Pie
- Caramel Apple Bars
- Coconut Apple Cake
- Cranberry Apple Bread
- Cranberry Apple Salad
- Creamy Apple Squares
- Crispy Festive Apple Salad
- Cucumber Tomatillo Salsa
- Dill Dip
- Dinner in a Pumpkin
- Easy Waffles
- Egg-cellent Apple Salad
- French Apple Pie
- Fresh Apple Salsa
- Great Apple Dessert
- Great Apple Dessert
- Hot Cinnamon Cider
- Hot Pirate Cider
- Kelly's Favorite Apple Pie
- Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
- Marinated Zucchini Salad
- Microwave Apple Muffins
- Pumpkin Cheese Ball
- Pumpkin Gingerbread
- Pumpkin Pie Cake
- Quick Apple Dumplings
- Scalloped Apples
- Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake
- Spiced Apple Bagel
- Spicy Apple Pancake with Cider Sauce
- Strawberry Chocolate Mint Lemonade Cooler
- Tangy Ham in Cider
- Tomatillo Salsa Verde
- Warm Apple Pudding
- Wilted Swiss Chard with Fresh Basil
- Zucchini Bread
Where Can you Find Us?
Each apple season for quite a few years now I’ve been proud to stock our shop with Wisconsin made maple syrup from Hedmark’s Maple Ridge located in Fence, WI. This year is no different.
Entries are judged in the categories of density, clarity, flavor, color, and color. It’s great to see that the maple syrup we offer at our store scored a 100% in all categories! If maple syrup is your thing be sure to give Hedmark’s Maple Ridge a try!
My girls are heading back to school on September 1st! I can’t believe it! Some of you have seen that they’ve been helping us out in the shop this year and you can expect to see that on most weekends throughout the fall (except when they have gymnastic meets). Of course – I now understand why back in the day farmer’s didn’t send there kids to school until winter! Now that they’re getting bigger they’re actually quite helpful around the orchard!
Anyway – they’re heading back to school and I completely appreciate what teachers go through to teach kids all day long! I know I could never do that. I like to start the year with a little gift of appreciation and did you know that the orchard is great place to find just that!? We have a fun little gift shop along with the apples, caramel apples, canned goods, and apple cider donuts (weekends only for the donuts).
One of my favorite finds for the store this year are these fabulous owl jars in the colors of the rainbow! We’re loading these jars with treats for the teacher to put a smile on there face the first day!
So … when you’re trying to think of something for the teacher … remember you might just be able to find it right down the road at your local orchard!
Every year we try to do new things in our orchard. The big thing we did this year won’t be seen when you visit the orchard as we planted just under 3,000 trees at a location about 2 miles away from our orchard. This portion of the orchard will not be open to the public. We did this because our orchard has been planted on for about 75 years and we’re starting to see signs that the soil is just not up to par like it had been.
But we did have to do something new that you’d be able to notice when you visit the orchard. About a month ago our friends and neighbors were cleaning out there place as the prepared to move and we spotted a surf board in the “junk” pile. Jared was on it instantly … and now …
I have many requests from photographer’s to use our orchard for sessions and you are all more than welcome to use our orchard!
photo by Karmen Lindner Photography
two three things.
1. I need notice of when you plan on coming and
2. please tag and/or mention on your facebook page/website/blog when you post the pictures that you were at Lapacek's Orchard for the shoot.
3. Absolutely no climbing on the trees, taking blossom off the trees, or messing with the trees of any sort. Unfortunately do to a few instances I had to add this rule into the deal and I hope everyone can respect is as I do enjoy sharing the blossoms with the public.
I will post pictures of the apple blossom progress regularly on the facebook page over the next two or three weeks to help give you an idea of when they get close.
Hi everyone! It’s with a bittersweet mood that I type up the end of the season blog for this year. It has been an incredible 2015 apple season – seriously, incredible.
I have to say a huge ‘THANK YOU” to all of you for that! We had countless new visitors to the orchard this year that came because they heard from a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, what an amazing place this was. Without you and your support – my families dream would not be possible.
All of the photo’s on this post were shared to the Lapacek’s Orchard facebook page.
photo shared by Donna F
There were TONS Of great memories created at the orchard this season too! I’ve heard from multiple sources that the boat was a hit.
The staff from Eldorada Grill had fun hanging out at the orchard for a work outing. (Notice Capri and Pip tagged along)
Elizabeth P’s apple pie is making my mouth water!
Many photographers utilized our beautiful orchard as a backdrop to their photo sessions. I don’t think these kiddo’s minded Spiff the cat photo bombing their shoot there. Great shot by Maggie Augusta Photography.
The orchard is a perfect place to let your kiddo’s run and just be kids! Fawn B’s kids where definitely getting some energy out this day!
I’m pretty sure that it was a tie between boat pictures and pictures by our new fence. Check out Samantha R’s cuties!
And of course … the kittens were a huge hit! I know that Hillary L’s daughters adore the cats and eat their apples faster so they can come and visit the kittens more often.
We have six friendly goats at the orchard that got a lot of attention and ate a lot of apple cores. I’m loving this photo from Kristin G.
Students from Lodi High School had a fun time visiting the orchard in the late fall.
One of my favorite memories from the orchard was when adorable triplet boys visited … I would guess they were about 1.5ish. Their mom had a bag of apples in the wagon with them and as she check out one of the little guys leaned over and took a bite of an apple right through the bag! He just couldn’t wait!
We have so many customers that make doing what we do worth it. It’s hard to express in words what I mean but I just want you to all know that we (I) appreciate you and your support!
So – what do we do when apple season is over? Well – we get to see these three lovely ladies again (photo by Karmen Lindner Photography). I know the girls’ are all looking to have more time with us. We’re so excited that Mercedi and Capri qualified for the Level 3 state gymnastics meet. On December 5th from 9-11:30 they’ll be competing at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison! We couldn’t be more proud.
Jared is back working full time at his ‘real’ job at Burse Surveying and Engineering. He is a Registered Land Surveyor and works in Madison during the day and does orchard things at night and on the weekends.
Frank will be around working on things that need to be done at the orchard – pruning the trees, fixing things that are broken, and just overall care of the orchard.
With that – thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and support of our little orchard and our little dream. We appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving.
WHAT:An opportunity to buy unique, locally hand-crafted items for friends and family while listening to holiday music!
Items from numerous artists include: Quilts, Ornaments, Baskets, Bags and Purses, Holiday Decoration, Baby Items, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Jewelry, Crocheted Hats, Winter Items, Candles and More!
Also, a Mini Quilt Shop and freshly baked goodies from Lapacek's Orchard!
WHEN:Friday, November 20th from 9am-6pm
Saturday, November 21st from 9am-5pm
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955
Participating Artist(I will continue to expand this list as I hear from more folks)
Persimon Dreams – quilted and sewn items, pillows, jewelry, ornaments, christmas trees, and more!
Diane Lapacek – quilted and sewn items, gourds, hand painted items
CJs Eco Chic – Soy Candles
The Painted Daisy – upcycled sweater scarves and arm warmers
Cheri B Photography - Photography art - framed prints and canvas
Baskets by Becky
The Hammer Factory
Poplin - Cute Items for Kiddo's and Pampering products for women and girls!
A Spoonful of Sugar -
Chocolate covered bacon (bagged)
Pumpkin bars, cream cheese frosting (containers)
Smores puppy chow(bagged)
Apple fritter bread loaves(bagged)
The Glitter Workshop – assortment of glitter goodies!
Amy R – Coloring books, dolls, crowns, scarves and more
Karol Tomlinson – felted wool mittens
Janet K – Hand sewn bags, pillows, quilts and aprons
Upcycled Funk – Upcycled random amazing-ness
Cheryl S – Olive Forks with Attitude
Wreaths by Chalann
Jen G – Handmade soaps – only found at the Handmade Hoedown for the Holiday’s
Another Man's Treasures - Custom Upcycling and Woodworking
Donna F - children's clutch balls, children's fabric books, seek and find pouches, crayon bags
Jenny Blasen Pottery – Pottery mugs, buttons, and wee dishes
Shirley – paper crafts: greeting cards, small gift boxes, gift bags, bows and party favors
Bryn – Girls Clothing and bows
Jane F – Scrabble Tile Jewelry and fun bookmarks
Boards by Mike - Handcrafted Cutting Boards
Jim Muttini - Wood Turnings
SoL Criations - Yarns, rovings, soap, socks, mittens, blankets, hats, scarves
Dean Piehl - Woodworking
Barb Raisbeck - Quilted bags
Lora Lynn Designs - headbands and snap scarves
OnceMoore – Felted Goodies and Knit goodies
KTG Designs – Jewelry
Lori Cox – Primitive Creations
Kim Lodahl – scarves and hats!
Cheryl S - fun wine bottle decorations
Trish T – Woolen scarves, bags, and purses
HOOKED – 9 year old Lucia Lindner brings you - Frozen bracelets, snowflake and holiday charms, ugly sweaters, stockings, chicks and owls, gymnast girls and more
Jean – handcrafted clothing, ornaments, clothes, purses, and more!
Miss Ks Creations - Finger knitted Scarfs out of yarn and t-shirts
Karmen Lindner Photography will be holding Holiday Mini Sessions at the orchard on Saturday, November 21st during the Hoedown! Sign up for you session HERE!
And I’m sure much more!
Oh - and of course we'll still have apples, donuts, caramel apples, cider and squash!!!!!
(Check out the photo album from last years sale!)