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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 25, 2015

Wrapping up the 2015 apple season

Hi everyone!  It’s with a bittersweet mood that I type up the end of the season blog for this year.  It has been an incredible 2015 apple season – seriously, incredible.

I have to say a huge ‘THANK YOU” to all of you for that!  We had countless new visitors to the orchard this year that came because they heard from a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, what an amazing place this was.  Without you and your support – my families dream would not be possible.

All of the photo’s on this post were shared to the Lapacek’s Orchard facebook page

Donna Freund at the orchard

photo shared by Donna F

There were TONS Of great memories created at the orchard this season too!  I’ve heard from multiple sources that the boat was a hit. 


eldorado grill at the orchard

The staff from Eldorada Grill had fun hanging out at the orchard for a work outing.  (Notice Capri and Pip tagged along)

katelin quick - mini apple pies

Everyone liked to share delicious pie pictures made using our baker’s mix – above is Kaitlin Quick’s mini apple pies.elizabeth palmers pie

Elizabeth P’s apple pie is making my mouth water!

maggie augusta Photography photo bomb

Many photographers utilized our beautiful orchard as a backdrop to their photo sessions.  I don’t think these kiddo’s minded Spiff the cat photo bombing their shoot there.  Great shot by Maggie Augusta Photographyfawn benzing at the orchard

The orchard is a perfect place to let your kiddo’s run and just be kids!  Fawn B’s kids where definitely getting some energy out this day!

samantha reese at the orchard

I’m pretty sure that it was a tie between boat pictures and pictures by our new fence.  Check out Samantha R’s cuties!

hillary Lobenstein

And of course … the kittens were a huge hit!  I know that Hillary L’s daughters adore the cats and eat their apples faster so they can come and visit the kittens more often.

kristin gindt goat picture

We have six friendly goats at the orchard that got a lot of attention and ate a lot of apple cores.  I’m loving this photo from Kristin G.

Lodi High School at the orchard

Students from Lodi High School had a fun time visiting the orchard in the late fall.

One of my favorite memories from the orchard was when adorable triplet boys visited … I would guess they were about 1.5ish.  Their mom had a bag of apples in the wagon with them and as she check out one of the little guys leaned over and took a bite of an apple right through the bag!  He just couldn’t wait!

We have so many customers that make doing what we do worth it.  It’s hard to express in words what I mean but I just want you to all know that we (I) appreciate you and your support!

orchard with karmen

So – what do we do when apple season is over?  Well – we get to see these three lovely ladies again (photo by Karmen Lindner Photography).  I know the girls’ are all looking to have more time with us.  We’re so excited that Mercedi and Capri qualified for the Level 3 state gymnastics meet.  On December 5th from 9-11:30 they’ll be competing at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison!  We couldn’t be more proud.

Diane and I (Kim) will be back into our quilting world.  If you want to keep up-to-date on my creations be sure to follow along on my blog, Persimon Dreams and/or instagram account

Jared is back working full time at his ‘real’ job at Burse Surveying and Engineering.  He is a Registered Land Surveyor and works in Madison during the day and does orchard things at night and on the weekends.

Frank will be around working on things that need to be done at the orchard – pruning the trees, fixing things that are broken, and just overall care of the orchard. 

With that – thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and support of our little orchard and our little dream.  We appreciate you.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays

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 20th from 9am-6pm
Saturday, November 21st 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

The Painted Daisy – upcycled sweater scarves and arm warmers

Pointelle Designsheadbands, winter headbands, fingerless mittens and hats.

Cheri B Photography - Photography art - framed prints and canvas
Baskets by Becky

The Hammer Factory

Poplin - Cute Items for Kiddo's and Pampering products for women and girls!

A Spoonful of Sugar -
Chocolate covered bacon (bagged)
Pumpkin bars, cream cheese frosting (containers)
Smores puppy chow(bagged)
Apple fritter bread loaves(bagged)

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

Fuzzy Monkey - Upcycled Sweater Mittens

Cheryl S – Olive Forks with Attitude
Wreaths by Chalann

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

Another Man's Treasures - Custom Upcycling and Woodworking

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

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

Julia J - Uncommon Objects

SoL Criations - Yarns, rovings, soap, socks, mittens, blankets, hats, scarves

Dean Piehl - Woodworking

Barb Raisbeck - Quilted bags

Lora Lynn Designs - headbands and snap scarves

OnceMoore – Felted Goodies and Knit goodies
Hand Crafted Hoedown Sneak Peeks
KTG Designs – Jewelry

Lori Cox – Primitive Creations

Kim Lodahl – scarves and hats!

Cheryl S - fun wine bottle decorations

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

Jean – handcrafted clothing, ornaments, clothes, purses, and more!
finger knit scarves 2
Miss Ks Creations - Finger knitted Scarfs out of yarn and t-shirts

Creations from Capri, Cedi & Pip!

Karmen Lindner Photography will be holding Holiday Mini Sessions at the orchard on Saturday, November 21st during the Hoedown!  Sign up for you session HERE!

And I’m sure much more!

Oh - and of course we'll still have apples, donuts, caramel apples, cider and squash!!!!!

(Check out the photo album from last years sale!)

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Apple Palooza Summary and Winners

We’ve had amazing weather this entire 2015 apple season … except for Apple Palooza.  Of course!  There was a wet mist happening most of the morning and into the afternoon.  It was definitely not perfect weather for an event at the apple orchard.  That being said – you folks still made it a great day!


We had 16 pies entered in the pie contest this year.  Everyone did a fabulous job – the pies were delicious! (I may have tried quite a few …)


Here’s a picture of our fabulous judges …


and our official pie cutter, Jason. 


Carolyn Brown was the ecstatic winner of this years pie contest!  She’s entered every year and has taken 2nd or 3rd every year … this was her year!  I was happy to award her the golden apple, a certificate for a FREE pie every month for a year from Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, a gift certificate to the Lapacek’s Orchard, and a copy of

First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year (and More)!


2nd place with the silver apple and a gift certificate to the orchard went to Melissa Fischer!  Melissa also won the ‘Prettiest Pie’ prize.  IMG_3024

And 3rd place with a bronze apple and a gift certificate went to Mary Severson!


Most Creative Pie went to Emily Hefko!

Thank you to everyone who brought a pie and everyone who stopped to buy slices.  We raised over $140 for the Poynette PAD Parent Club in pie slice sales!


Along with the pie contest we also held a ‘Carved Pumpkin Contest’.  We had four gorgeous pumpkins brought and put on display!


The first prize pumpkin was by Maizie Waerzeggers!  She received a 1 X Brass and Walnut Pro Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit and a copy of Extreme Pumpkin Carving, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: 20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulous


Thanks once again to everyone for making this rainy day a fabulous and fun day at the orchard!

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