See our NEW Website for more info!


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.


Apple Varieties Available

  • closed for the 2019 season

Blog Archive

Popular Posts

Top 10 Fall Farms!

Persimon Dreams

Order your very Own Lapacek's Orchard T-Shirt

Where Can you Find Us?

Please check out our NEW website and blog to stay informed on Lapacek's Orchard.

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.

Want to talk to someone?
(608) 635-4780

Be sure to subscribe to our new You Tube Channel - "Cider After Dark"!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch is OPEN!


Yup – it’s that time of year!  We’re opening up our ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch’!  We have a ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch at the northern end of our property – area 12 on the Orchard Map.  You can head out there and pick whichever pumpkin you want.  We have a few wagons but if you’re worried about having to haul your pumpkins I would definitely recommend either bringing your own wagon for hauling or making sure that you pick pumpkins that you can carry back.  We’re always collecting wagons for the orchard so feel free to drop your old ones off!


Professional Photo's of Lapacek's Orchard

photo by Friends in Photography

If you don’t feel like heading to the patch you can ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin’ out of the ones we have pre-picked by the store.  Slightly easier…

Regardless of how you decide to ‘Pick Your Own’ figuring out the price of your pumpkin stays the same.  I’m going to give you a quick step by step on

How to Weigh & Pay for Your Pumpkin and/or Gourds


pumpkin weigh stationYou are going to take your pumpkin and or gourds first to our ‘Pumpkin Weigh Station’.  The Pumpkin Weigh Station is located in under the lean, just south of the store.  I circled the location on the orchard map above. 

 Professional Photo's of Lapacek's Orchard

photo by Friends in Photography 

Here you can see the customer bringing her pumpkin over to the weigh station.P9180160Picture of weigh station not in use…Professional Photo's of Lapacek's Orchard

photo by Friends in Photography

Next weigh your pumpkin/gourd on the scale.  Each pumpkin and/or gourd should be weighed individually.    P9180162

Grab a sheet by the scale to fill out.  There should be sheets and pencils.  If there’s not, come into the store to get more.  Mark on the sheet which wait group each pumpkin falls in – tallying works wonderfully!  You can round down with your weights.  For example if you pumpkin ways 7.56 lbs please mark it in the $3 category.  If it weights 10.25 lbs it’s in the $4 category. 

Professional Photo's of Lapacek's OrchardFeel free to take a break to pet one of our friendly kitties.

Once you have your pumpkins and gourds weighed and tallied put them in your car.  We don’t need to see them in the store – we’re sure you’ve picked out a really amazing pumpkin or gourd but we’re really okay not seeing it. 

Before you leave the orchard though please bring the your tally sheet into the store to pay for your pumpkins/gourds.  P9180161

If you forget what I wrote in this blog post once you get to the store – you can find the instructions on the Pumpkin Weigh Station – I’ll probably post a sign a few other places too now that I think about it. 

P9180157 There are LOTS of really humungous gourds that grew this year!  These are priced the same way as the pumpkins!


We’re very laid back about the pumpkin picking here – we hope you enjoy your experience!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...