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We are tentatively planning on opening for the 2018 season on Wednesday, August 15th.


Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

We're always looking for wagons for people to use when they go to our pumpkin patch - feel free to drop off your old or un-used wagons at the orchard!

We're also happy to take any picnic tables you're getting rid of - even if it's just the 'bones' of the table.


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The tentative opening date for the 2018 season is Wednesday, August 15th!

N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Saucesational – An Experiment in Applesauce: August Baker’s Mix

Last year when I started this applesauce experiment I made sure to test what we always recommend to customers – a Baker’s Mix.  It didn’t fail me – it was definitely a wonderful sauce.  But, our Baker’s Mix changes throughout the season.  It really depends on what kind of baking apples we have at the time.  So…I’m not only going to sauce an October Baker's Mix but I’ll have to experiment with an August Baker’s Mix and a September Baker’s Mix. 
The other day I put together a sampling of an August Baker’s Mix.  (I forgot to take a picture…okay…I was too lazy to grab my camera while I was doing it…). 
The August Baker’s Mix was good – slightly tart for my taste – which makes sense as many of the apples we use in the mix in the beginning are tarter.  There was LOTS of depth to the sauce though…it really is true that the different varieties give you sort of a ‘Party in your Mouth’ as the different apple flavors and textures come together. 
I also really enjoy that some of the apples cooked down more than the others so there was a wonderful mix of smooth and chunky…make everyone in the family happy with the Baker’s Mix. 

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