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

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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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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We Wish you a Very Merry Christmas

I wanted to take a few minutes to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! 


We’re all snuggled and warm in our house ready to start our family celebration.  I hope you all enjoy your own Christmas this season!

And, keep us in mind during the new year.  We still have lots of apples for baking or sauce making, honey and maple syrup! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Last Hours of the Season


We still have apples… cameo, red delicious, golden delicious, macintosh, cortland, empire (small ones), idareds (a few)…  and we’re going to open up for you all one last time for just a short period of time on Sunday, December 15th from 10am to noon.  Stop in and get a bag or two for baking or to store and get you through a winter month or two. 7707998836_51d8abc501

We also have gallons of cider which is very freezable. 

There are still some gift-y items in the shop like soy candles, jewelry, ornaments, maple syrup, mugs, etc…  Great opportunity to avoid those crowded stores and get a few stocking stuffers, gifts for teachers, or even babysitters. 

If you would like honey please email me:  lapaceksorchard{at}gmail{dot}com TONIGHT to let me know if you want a big jar or little jar.  It’s too cold to keep in the shed but we can bottle you some fresh local honey to order. 

Thanks!  Hope to see you at the orchard one last time!


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hot Cider Punch and Wassail

IMG_2404This will be the last Sunday recipe from these two books for awhile.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these ‘old’ recipes I’ve been sharing.  Today will be a bonus – 2 recipes!

Hot Cider Punch

2 C. cranberry juice

8 C. apple cider

1/4 C. brown sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

3/4 T. whole cloves

1/4 tsp. salt


Place juice and cider in electric percolator.  Place all other ingredients in basket.  Perk till it shuts off.  For a 30 cup pot, use 1 gallon cider, 1 quart cranberry juice and triple the spices. 




2 qts. cider

2 C. cranberry

3/4 C sugar

2 pieces stick cinnamon

1 1/2 t. whole allspice

1 orange studded with whole cloves

1 C rum (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and brew for 4-5 hours before serving. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Applesauce Meringue Cake


Applesauce Meringue Cake

A company treat

1 1/2 C sugar

1/2 C shortening

2 egg yolks

1 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce

2 t soda

3 C flour

1 C chopped nuts

1 t lemon extract

2 egg whites

2/3 C brown sugar

Cream shortening and sugar; add egg yolks and lemon extract.  Mix soda with flour and nuts; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce.  Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan.  Beat egg whites until stiff; gradually beat in brown sugar.  Spread meringue over raw cake batter.  Bake at 350 degrees, 30-40 minutes or just until cake tests done.  Do not overbake. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Hand Crafted Hoedown–All Set Up

The shop has been officially converted into a Holiday Heaven!  Seriously – I can guarantee that you will find one or more, many more, perfect Holiday Gifts for this upcoming season!  I really need to get to bed so I’m just going to leave with you with LOTS of pictures of items that are available so you can start strategizing for tomorrow or Saturday NOW!

IMG_3408What does the Fox Say?  - I’m heading to Lapacek’s Orchard of course!

IMG_3494Burlap wreaths, wreath stands, quilted goods…

IMG_3415adorable onesies!

IMG_3420eye masks



What does the Giraffe say?  …I LOVE the Hoedown!


Chicken wire frame and utensil necklaces

IMG_3444Holiday signs

IMG_3447Yes – the infamous upcylced felt wool sweater mittens!

IMG_3405Lots of NEW Hearts for Susie Heart Earrings – A Portion of the proceeds goes to the American Heart Association!

IMG_3450Ornaments…ornaments and more ornaments!


Beautiful hand crafted cutting boards

IMG_3468Pillowcases with pockets and a worry doll!

 IMG_3472Wood turned bowls and home accessories

IMG_3473Olive Forks with an Attitude


Holiday hair accessories

IMG_3483Felted wool slippers

IMG_3486Adorable skirts for your little ones


IMG_3488Dolls and aprons


IMG_3440Alpaca products – scarves, yarn, felted soap, roving, socks, blanket and more!

IMG_3504Card/picture holders

IMG_3508Bottle openers, quilts, cake stands, and ornaments

IMG_3511holiday décor

IMG_3513Baskets, bags, bookmarkers, signsIMG_3526Turkey’s!

IMG_3529Paper crafts – great stocking stuffers!

IMG_3533Christmas trees, cards, jewelry, hair accessories…

IMG_3535Lanyards and key fobs – ‘Made by Ilyana; 7 years old and full of crafts!"’

IMG_3536Hair bows

IMG_3539Rulers – by the foot –

IMG_3543Crocheted hatsIMG_3547home décor

IMG_3551Terrariums!IMG_3554Wool felted ornaments

IMG_3563Ornaments from ‘Cedi & Moose’ – mostly Moose (aka Capri)

IMG_3565Chalkboard bottomed wine glasses


Upcycled sweaters, scarves, arm warmers and hats!IMG_3492

Hats…Stained Glass…


AND this is not all!  These are just a FEW examples of all the amazing things we have all in one apple shop!  Stop by tomorrow from 9 to 6 or Saturday from 9 to 5!  Oh…and of course we’ll have some apple cider donuts – we’re making them fresh early tomorrow morning…

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Apple Hermits


Apple Hermits

1/2 C. oleo

1 C. brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 C. nuts

1 C. raisins

1/2 C. quick rolled oats

1 C. chopped apples

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. soda

1 3/4 T. flour

Pinch of salt

Cream oleo and brown sugar.  Add other ingredients and mix well.  Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.  Bake at 325 degrees until nicely brown, 10-12 minutes.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Television Debut

I was up early this morning so I could be at the local Channel 27 WKOW News Station for an interview about next weekends Handcrafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s!


WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports


If you missed it – no worries, you can watch it by clicking above.

What an exciting morning!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A New Partnership–New Glarus Brewing Co

It’s official.  This 2013 apple season Lapacek’s Orchard has teamed up with New Glarus Brewing Company to provide a portion of the cider they used to press this season’s batch of Apple Ale. 


During the season we did two different cider presses for the Brewery – one in early September and another in early October.  They used a lot more than just our cider to make the Ale but there is definitely a significant portion of Lapacek’s Apple Cider in this brew!  This was a HUGE partnership for us.  We were able to pick more apples from our trees than we normally would have since we added an outlet for our produce.  A win win, I’d say!newglarusI was excited to come home today to a box containing a six pack of the Apple Ale!  Unfortunately I still had a lot of running to do with my girls so I had to wait a bit until I was able to give it a try.998571_10153466436675543_1970627207_n

It’s official.  The 2013 batch of apple ale is delicious!

I’m not sure if it’s available in the store yet but I’ll be sure to post when we spot it!  I’m sure we’ll be drinking more of six of these this season.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Butterscotch Apples


Butterscotch Apples

6 baking apples

1/3 Cup light cream

1/3 Cup dark corn syrup

1/3 C chopped pecans


1 C light cream

1/2 C dark corn syrup

2 T butter

1 t vanilla


Wash and core apples, but do not peel; place in a buttered shallow baking dish.  Combine cream, syrup and pecans and fill center of apples.  Bake at 350 degrees until tender.  Combine sauce ingredients and simmer 20-30 minutes until thickened.  Arrange warm apples on a plate with dessert dish of warm sauce in center.  Serves 6.

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