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Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Monday: Closed


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.


Other Edibles at the Orchard

  • Apple Butter
  • Apple Pie in a Jar
  • Applesauce (smooth and chunky)
  • Caramel Apple Jam
  • Caramel Apples
  • Caramel Coating
  • Caramel Topping
  • Honey
  • Honeycrisp Applesauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Rhuby Razz
  • Seedless Raspberry Spread
  • Spiced Cider Syrup

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Where Can you Find Us?

We are NOT a pick-your-own apple orchard. We are open for the 2017 season:
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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.

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sunflower Field …

We’ve had a few people stop in the shop to ask where they can find our sunflower field.  Well .. the picture below is our sunflower “field” this year …


Sadly, the sunflower field did not grow as it has in the past.  We planted the seeds when it was too wet and we had a fail in this department.  Sorry everyone!  We’ll try again next year!

IMG_5422We do have some volunteer sunflowers that have sprung up around the orchard though … and some are TALL. 


And the flowers around the shop are absolutely stunning!


I have a hard time walking by them and not snapping a picture.


These pink ones are so delicate and they’re right in front of the shop so I get to enjoy them every time I walk into the front door.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Red Gravenstein Apples–Saucesational Analysis

I took a couple of our Red Gravenstein Apples and I peeled, cored and sliced them and put them in my min crock pot.

Red Gravenstein Applesauce

I turned the crock pot on high and in about an hour and a half I had some applesauce.

Red Gravenstein Applesauce

The red gravenstein definitely cooked down into a fairly smooth sauce.  The sauce was jaw-tingly tart and sharp.  Not my favorite on its own but would definitely add some great flavor mixed with other apples.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Opening Day of 2017 Apple Season

On opening day the lovely Karmen Lindner of Karmen Lindner Photography stole my camera and took a few photo’s of folks enjoying the start of the 2017 season.  I was thrilled with how beautiful they turned out I thought you would also enjoy seeing them.

IMG_7817You will be seeing these three lovely ladies around the orchard a lot this year – they’re getting old enough that they’re actually SUPER helpful!  They’ll also be doing fundraisers with their sports teams some of the weekends to help raise money for equipment and events – I’ll keep you all posted but be prepared for softball, basketball and gymnastic fundraisers!

For opening day they dressed special – Capri was sunshine, Pip was a tree, and Cedi was the “young lady.”IMG_7761IMG_7762IMG_7767IMG_7769IMG_7788 

Caramel apples!  Yummy!


IMG_7799She’s a little blurry but Diane is in charge of the sorting room and keeping all of our shelves stocked!  She’s also up at the register if I am called elsewhere.  We have discovered this year that Cedi can not only lift a bushel of apples but also she can carefully load them onto the sorter.  It may just be possible that Grandma Diane’s job will get slightly easier … time will tell!IMG_7801

We’ll have sweet corn for the next few weeks – it’s delicious and we’re growing it right here at the orchard!

IMG_7802The majority of the fall you’ll be seeing me, Kim, behind the register!  I’m also the person behind these blog posts, the facebook page, the app and the newsletter.  Both Jared and I have control of the instagram account so if something odd is posted it’s all Jared!


This lovely little lady was pretty excited for some apple cider donuts!

IMG_7809One thing we might be doing for fundraisers are caramel apple sundae’s or caramel apple sundae bars.  I’ll be sure to post on facebook if there is one happening so you don’t miss out on this special delicious treat!

IMG_7749I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the Lapacek’s and the Lindner’s scheming up some fun things to offer you all this apple season!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Successful Breathing in Blooms Event


Sunday night was absolutely incredible!!!!  We had 30 folks join us for some yoga in the orchard – all ages, sizes, and shapes!  The feedback from the participants was amazing!


It was blissful! Thank you so much!  ~Meghan V.

breathing in blooms carterMy cousin even brought her little baby Carter!

breathing yoga amy


Yogi Amy did an amazing job leading us through an outdoor, peaceful yoga practice.

Awesome evening! Perfect way to end an active weekend! Thank you! ~Emily P.

breathing yoga

I know I was supposed to be not thinking about things but I had to sneak a picture or two.  I love the sun in this shot!

breathing yoga bloomsIt couldn’t have been a more perfect night.  For shavasana the sun and moon where out at the same time!

I've done a 1000 yoga classes and enjoyed them all but this was so special... truly thankful to our host and instructor for what will likely be my fave class ever. Sun, moon, breeze, amazing scenery, and hour of personal time. I Have so many things to be thankful for!  ~Jeannie H.

breathing in bloom

Thirty amazing people joined us on this great end to our weekend and start to the next week.

We hope to do this again so be sure to like and follow “Lapacek’s Orchard” and “Yogi Amy” on facebook so you don’t miss future opportunities.

breathing in blooms view

Breathing in blooms with this view....we couldn't have asked for a better way to start out the week ~quote & photo by Heather R.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Breathing in Blooms

I'm so excited that Yogi Amy is joining us at Lapacek's Orchard THIS Sunday from 6:30-7:30 to lead a slow flow yoga class IN the orchard IN the apple blossoms! It's going to be an incredible night to enjoy the beauty of the orchard in may, practice yoga, learn from Amy (if you haven't before - she's AMAZING!), and just breathe! This event is open to ALL ages and skill levels!


Cost: Donations to Yoga Amy appreciated

What should you bring and wear?

I would recommend wearing what you’re comfortable in and layers!  It’s supposed to get up to 60 on Sunday, last I checked, but it could be cooling down by the time we are doing yoga. 

Feel free to bring your yoga mat or an outside blanket!  We’ll be doing yoga IN THE ORCHARD, on the grass, and the ground will not be perfect flat. 

blossom 2017

This is going to be a fun yoga class open for all!  If you’ve never done it before and are nervous – don’t be!  Yogi Amy is an amazing instructor and will make you feel comfortable!

Facebook Event HERE – spread the word!

Lapacek’s Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road

Poynette, WI

Sunday, May 7th at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blossom’s and New Photography Policy

I went for a walk through the orchard last night with my daughter and it looks to us like the blooms might start to pop around the first of May.  They typically last two weeks but have lasted less than that in the past.  Unfortunately I can’t schedule what the trees decide to do.  Due to family obligations we have decided to change our policy for photo shoots in the orchard.  Please carefully read below to see what our new policies are.

Photo Policy             

Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to Lapacek’s Orchard. We encourage visitors to take casual photographs of their visit for their own personal use during our hours of operation and would love if you tagged the orchard @LapaceksOrchard or hashtagged #lapaceksorchard on social media. But, if you are coming to the orchard for the purpose of taking posed photos of people - then you need a photo permit.



photo by Karmen Lindner Photography


The Photography Guidelines outlined here are intended for all guests, but a permit is necessary for those who wish to use the Orchard setting as the background for posed photography. This would include wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos or the like. The permit is needed regardless of whether the photographer is a family member, professional, etc...

Photo Permit is for a one hour session. Click HERE for the PHOTO PERMIT APPLICATION.   Please submit the Photo Permit Application with the fee to the Lapacek’s Orchard at least one week in advance.   $30 fee payable by cash or check only - NO credit cards accepted.

For information on posed, promotional or stock photography at Lapacek’s Orchard LLC, please contact:

Jared Lapacek
(608) 635-4780


Lapacek’s Orchard is private property and your adherence to these guidelines is required. Posed photographs may be taken in the outdoors or under the open lean ONLY.  No photos shall be taken in any of the buildings or on any equipment.


  • Call ahead to schedule. More than one session may be scheduled for the same time frame. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • Remain on the pathways and grassy turf at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Do not climb the trees.
  • Do not climb on any equipment. 
  • Do not climb the wood piles. 
  • Do not disturb or remove leaves, apples, flowers, plants, plant labels or containers.
  • Do not block access to the entrance, pathways, or garden areas for use by others.
  • Guests should come dressed and prepared for their photo session.  There are no changing areas available. There are no bathrooms available during off-season times (port-o-potties are available from August 15 - mid-November).
  • Many animals live at our orchard.  They have jobs around the farm and we don’t cage them or put them away for photo shoots.  In particular, our cats are very friendly and may photobomb your shoot. They also really like food and will eat any food not enclosed in a container.  Please do not intentionally feed the cats.


Definition: Posed photography would include wedding, family, engagement, prom, graduation, senior photos or the like.  The photographer may be a professional, a family member, friend, etc...

Location: Posed photographs may be taken in the outdoor areas or under the lean between the sheds. No photos shall be taken in any of the buildings or on any equipment.

Fees: A $30 scheduling fee will be assessed for each one-hour session. If you would like to use any of our apple crates for photo props they can be rented for the session at $1/each.

There are NO REFUNDS for the cancellation of a photography session at Lapacek’s Orchard LLC. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session.

Scheduling: Your posed photography session Your posed photography session will be scheduled at the convenience of the owners. In all cases, the photography session must be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance and begin and end within the allotted time. In the event of rain, you may reschedule your session. Lapacek’s Orchard reserves the right to cancel sessions at any time due to the needs of the orchard.  Our number one priority is the health of our apples and there are times we need to treat them to keep them healthy which may create conditions not ideal for the public.  We will do our best to give you as much notice as possible if this is to happen.  If your session is cancelled because of the needs of the orchard you will have the opportunity to reschedule or be refunded your photo permit fee. Either the subject or the photographer may make the reservation. General Photography Guidelines apply.  Lapacek’s Orchard LLC is not responsible for damage to any photography equipment and/or props.  Photographers are responsible for client safety at all times.

*Failure to comply with the General Photography Guidelines will result in the loss of user privileges.


Photographers taking photographs which will be used to promote Lapacek’s Orchard LLC, for instance in travel publications or the like, will not be assessed a fee. Arrangements must be made in advance.


Photos taken as stock photography for publications, greeting cards, calendars, resume development or the like are in this category. Photographers in this category are asked to pay a one-time, lifetime fee of $50 + tax.    Arrangements must be made in advance.


Catalog shoots, product commercials, films for distribution (large or small), professional videos and the like must be approve. Full details of the project must be submitted in writing, in advance of the project - we recommend at least two weeks for staff to review project details. The owner reserves the right to refuse any project. Fees are charged for Commercial Photography/Filming.

Please submit full project details to:

Lapacek’s Orchard
Attn: Jared Lapacek
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Still Photography Rates:

Film/Video Rates:

Full Day $300

Full Day $600

Half Day $150

Half Day $350

For all Promotional, Stock and Commercial Photography - General Photography Guidelines apply. Location approval required.




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