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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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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Week 3 of Kids in the Garden and Trip to Burr Oaks Garden on Monday!

I have to be honest that I wasn’t actually at the 3rd week of Kids in the Garden.  victoria and meI was lucky enough to get into a quilting class taught by Victoria Findlay Wolfe that day.  So, I’m working off Diane’s notes for this blog post…

The kids started out by the rain gauge to see that we’ve had 5” of rain since last week…quite a bit of change since the 2012 season.

Virginia 2013 June 115Next – it was time to measure the sunflowers.  This week 3 of the sunflowers measured in at 7”, 9” and 6”.  Virginia 2013 June 120The main talk of today was about edible flowers.  Please remember – only eat a flower, plant or berry that you find outside if a knowledgeable adult tells you they’re okay to eat.  Never just eat something because it looks pretty or you’re curious.

Different flower’s that are edible:

  • Bachelor Buttons
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Carnation
  • Chamomille
  • chive
  • daylily
  • garlic
  • lavender
  • marigold
  • mints
  • nasturtium
  • scabiosa
  • stock
  • viola

Three flowers were sampled by the children.  The poll showed that 11 kids liked the pansy and 1 did not, 7 liked the bachelor buttons and 5 did not and that 8 children liked the Nasturtium and 4 did not.

Edible flowers weren’t the only thing on the menu.  The children also helped gather mint leaves.  They got to taste chocolate milk with mint.  It looks like 12 kids liked it and one did not.

Virginia 2013 June 118

Once snacking was done – any of the leafy extra’s were fed to the goats.

The rest of the gardens had to be checked on as well to see how they were growing and if any work needed to be done in the gardens.  I’m hoping Diane can fill in on anything exciting happened in this portion of the afternoon…


Burr Oaks Garden LLC Visit

Anyway – don’t forget! THIS MONDAY, July 1st, we’re taking a little field trip to the CSA Burr Oaks Gardens, LLC to find out more about how community supported agriculture works.  We’re all going to meet at 9:00 at:


Burr Oak Gardens

W5511 County Road B

Rio, WI 53955


please send me an email at:  lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com to let me know if you’re coming.  If you forget to let me know and decide to come last minute that’s just fine too! 


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