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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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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another Great Year in the Books

I wanted to take just a few minutes to say thank you to all of our wonderful customers.  If it weren’t for all your support we wouldn’t be able to continue doing what we do. 

kitty pile

I love when you all share pictures of your time at our place be it snuggling our kittens, exploring the orchard, and playing on the playgrounds. 

orchard fun

Even with some significant winter damage to our apple crop – you all continued to support us and even found some new great apple varieties to look forward to for the 2015 season – like the Silken or Snow Sweet.


And now it is time for us to close the shop down for the season.  This winter I will spend time with my family and quilting.  Jared and Frank will be pruning the orchard and Diane will be quilting and canning.  We look forward to opening up to you all once again in 2015.  Hopefully with a healthy crop of apples and a few new surprises around the orchard. 


So with that – we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!  Thanks for all your support and we’ll see you next fall!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just a few more …

Before I run to the shop and do some final organizing before we open for the final day of the sale – here are some more peeks of what we have!

IMG_5133wonderful handmade soap!IMG_5148popcorn on the cob!  And later today Cedi will be popping corn and selling it!IMG_5162fingerless gloves, mittens and scarves!IMG_5168pillows and dolls!IMG_5181finger knit scarves!IMG_5186gorgeous handmade pottery!IMG_5189umbrella’s and pillows!IMG_5201framed vintage postcards!IMG_5204

bracelets and ornaments!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays–Sneak Peek

Here’s a quick peek at jut a few of the wonderful things you can find at tomorrow and Saturday’s big craft event!  For more pictures – check out the facebook album I put together!
Block 47 - Pumpkin Ball-001
Hope to see you at the orchard either Friday or Saturday!
Friday, November 7, 2014

Marlborough Apple Tart Recipe

I had many requests for the recipe for this delicious and decadent pie!  Laura was kind enough to share it!


Marlborough Apple Tart

from Laura Stechschulte




• 1 1/3 cups (6 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour

• 5 tablespoons (2 1/4 ounces) sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Tart filling

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and shredded (2 cups)

• 2 Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled and shredded (2 cups)

• 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar

• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

• 1/2 cup heavy cream

• 5 tablespoons apple cider

• 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Adjust 1 oven rack to lowest position and second rack 5 to 6 inches from broiler element. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, sugar, and salt together in bowl. Add melted butter and stir with wooden spoon until dough forms. Using your hands, press two-thirds of dough into bottom of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press remaining dough into fluted sides of pan. Press and smooth dough with your hands to even thickness. Place pan on wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet and bake on lowest rack, until crust is deep golden brown and firm to touch, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Set aside until ready to fill.


Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook, stirring frequently, until pan is dry and apples have softened, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer apples to bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Whisk sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in large bowl. Add eggs, cream, apple cider, lemon zest, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add cooled apples and stir to combine. Pour mixture into tart shell and bake until center is just set, about 40 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack, about 4 hours. Serve.


and Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s 2014

Just when you think we’re about to close up for the season – I’m going to bring you one more fabulous event!  Yup!  it’s that time of year again!  It’s time to start thinking about the Holiday’s and finding that ‘perfect’ gift for that special someone.  We have the perfect event coming up in just a few weeks!



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!



Friday, November 21st from 9am-6pm
Saturday, November 22nd from 9am-5pm


Lapacek's Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4780

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

Poplin - Cute Items for Kiddo's and Pampering products for women and girls!
The Painted Daisy – upcycled sweater scarves and arm warmers

The Glitter Workshop – assortment of glitter goodies!
hoedown amy
Amy R – Coloring books, dolls, crowns, scarves and more
hoedown mittens

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
hoedown wreaths

The Paint Farm – Outdoor Wreaths


Jen G – Handmade soaps – only found at the Handmade Hoedown for the Holiday’s


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

Casa&Co - hand stamped pillows

Shirley – paper crafts: greeting cards, small gift boxes, gift bags, bows and party favors

Bryn – Girls Clothing and bows
hoedown scrabble

Jane F – Scrabble Tile Jewelry and fun bookmarks

Boards by Mike - Handcrafted Cutting Boards

Jim Muttini - Wood Turnings
Lulu's Kupcakes - Handcrafted Lip Balms, Hand Butter, Lip Gloss, Baby Cakes, Baby Butter, and Lavendar Butter
SoL Criations - Yarns, rovings, soap, socks, mittens, blankets, hats, scarves
OnceMoore – Felted  & Hand Knit goodies
Hand Crafted Hoedown Sneak Peeks
KTG Designs – Jewelry

Lori Cox – Primitive Creations


Kim Lodahl – scarves and hats!

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

Stacy S – Framed vintage postcards

Jean – handcrafted clothing, ornaments, clothes, purses, and more!

finger knit scarves 2

Miss Ks Creations - Finger knitted Scarfs out of yarn and t-shirts

Wooden trains too!  And I’m sure much more!


This show is full of so much talent and variety – you’ll be able to cross TONS of folks off your list!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2014 Apple-Palooza Winners

We had an AMAZING 4th Annual Apple-Palooza!  The weather was PERECT and lots of fun was had by all!IMG_4108Here is a picture of our fabulous judges.  Judge Al was replaced by Kaitra since he had to harvest his fields.  These 7 judges had their work cut out for them with 21 amazing pies to judge!


Our grand prize winner was Melissa Fischer!



Second place went to Carolyn Brown.


Third place to Laura Stechschulte (recipe coming soon!)


We had a tie for fourth between Jillian Barber (left) & Lisa Priske (right)


Prettiest Pie went to Jeni See


Most Creative Pie went to Lisa Johnson


Our first place pumpkin carver went to Ali Ingersoll!


Second place went to Jillian Barber!

Thank you to EVERYONE who came to Apple-Palooza and joined in the fun!  A BIG HUGE thank you goes out to Monty’s Blue Plate Diner and there amazing support of local foods!  They gave out TONS of amazing prizes including a free pie every month for a year to our grand prize pie maker! 

And also a big thank you to Naomi of the Glitter Workshop.  She’s the one who organized it so all the wonderful vendors were there for you to all check out while you waited for the pie to be cut up AND she made and donated the fabulous buttons for all pie participants and winners!

One last thing!  We raised $166.78 by selling slices of apple pie!  100% of this money will go to the PAD Parent Club for the Poynette School District!  Thanks again to everyone for all the help and support to make this a wonderful event!

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