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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.

Thanks!

Apple Varieties Available

  • Cortland
  • Empire
  • Fuji
  • Haralson
  • Idared
  • Jonagold
  • Jonathan
  • McIntosh
  • Red Delicious
  • Regent
  • Spartan

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Closed for the 2018 apple season.

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, October 28, 2017

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Holidays 2017–Preview

Hello everyone!  Can you believe that the 11th Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday is less than a month away!?

I know I can’t!  I definitely need to start creating some more fun things! I’ve also already started my Christmas shopping list which will definitely be shorter after the sale!

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WHEN? 
Friday, November 17th from 9am to 6pm
Saturday, November 18th from 9am to 5pm

WHERE? 
At Lapacek’s Orchard of course!
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

608-635-4780

Don’t forget to tell everyone about this fabulous event!  AND to make that even easier for you I already have an event created on Facebook HERE.

I’ll keep updating this post as I find out more definitively what everyone is bringing and get more pictures of the sneak peeks!

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Elaine’s Simple Soap

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Upcycled Sweater Wreaths

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Hand Knit items and felted acorn ornaments from Pointelle Designs.  Start your wish list by keeping an eye on her beautiful instagram feed!

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Children's items, Crayon bags, Baby clutch balls, Fabric books, Tooth Fairy pillows, and Seek and Find pouches by Donna F

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Hand-knit Doll and Chicken Sweaters!  (Yes – no joke – chicken sweaters!)

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Adorable piggy banks, classic, clean signs, and “WI”no glasses from the Hammer Factory!

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Upcyled Mittens from Karol T and Cindi H

Cora H – Bath Bombs

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According to Lucia – 11 year old Lucia Lindner brings you –amazing handmade bracelets and more!!!!  To see more of her fabulous creations check her out on instagram – AccordingtoLucia!

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Alpaca survival socks, shoe inserts, and mittens from Hillsboro Alpaca Ranch

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The Painted Daisy – upcycled sweater scarves and arm warmers

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Janet K – Hand sewn bags, pillows, quilts and aprons

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Mill Diilly- rustic wood items: bottle openers, picture frames, birthday boards, photo holders, coasters, etc.

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Cheryl S - fun wine bottle decorations, tutus, and more!

Cora – bath bombs!

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Another Man's Treasures
- Custom Upcycling and Woodworking

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Bow’s and Skirts by Autumn Raindrops!

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Crocheted items from Dianne H

     Owie Owls & Dolls from Amy R (and maybe more!)   


Persimon Dreams – quilted and sewn items, pillows,  jewelry, ornaments, christmas trees, and more!

Dean Piehl - Woodworking 
Diane Lapacek – quilted and sewn items, gourds, hand painted items
Hwy 22 Naturals – Soy Candles

Creations from Capri, Cedi & Pip! Just wait until you see the Hot Chocolate Snowmen they’re putting together!

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Woodburn ornaments and sign from Waterbead

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Stained glass by Betty D

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Jim Muttini - Wood Turnings

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Aprons, wreaths, ornaments, decorative plates and other assorted goodies from Judy Schultz

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Jared’s aunt Becky is bringing her amazing baskets and adorable log snowman again this year!  Yeah!

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Christmas wreaths from Miller’s Tree Farm!


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Fabulous Knit items from Rose & Rows.  be sure to check out her facebook page for more photo’s!

And so much MORE!!!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Winesap Apple– Saucesational Analysis

Winesap apples can be eaten fresh but it primarily used for cooking.  It is popular for juice and cider production.   It‎ can be eaten fresh but is primarily a culinary apple, also popular for juice/cider production. It has a sweet with tangy finish with a tart start.

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I peeled, cored and sliced the winesap apples and cooked them in my mini crock pot for just over an hour.

IMG_8302It cooked into a textured pureeed sauce … not smooth but not chunky.  The flavor was sweet with a tangy finish just like the description said it would be.  It was not my favorite apple for applesauce – something was definitely missing and I’m guessing that’s 2 to 3 other varieties of apples mixed with it.  I could see how it would work great for making cider though … a very unique flavor. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stayman Apples–Saucesational Analysis

Stayman is another new apple at Lapacek’s Orchard.  It’s a crisp, hard, tart apple and is very popular in the state of Virginia.  We heard about it because my sister-in-law lived there for about 10 years and told us how good it was.  After watching customers try a sample, I’m sure many folks will agree with her.  staymanLet’s see how the Stayman apple does when cooked into applesauce!

I peeled, cored and sliced the stayman and put it into my mini slow cooker. 

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After just over an hour I had a smooth, tart applesauce.  Definitely flavorful but a bit too tart for my taste.  It would add a perfect element of flavor and texture though mixed with other apples.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Keepsake Apples– Saucesational Analysis

We had our very first crop of Keepsake apples at Lapacek’s Orchard this season.  The verdict is in – it’s definitely a good one!  It’s crunchy, hard, juicy and sweet.  While it’s not the prettiest apple – the flavor and texture makes up for the aesthetics. 

The Keepsake apple also happens to be a parent to the Honeycrisp (Keepsake x MN1627)Keepsake

I had to see how it work out in applesauce to continue my great “Saucesational Analysis” experiment.

IMG_8286So, I peeled, cored and sliced up a few keepsake apples and put them in my min slowcooker.

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After just over an hour, I had a chunky, juicy, sweet applesauce.  They cooked very similarly to the honeycrisp (which makes sense) – the apple holds its shape but all the juice comes out and it’s amazing!  Definitely mix this one up well before you eat and enjoy … if you just get a chunk of apple the flavor will be absent as it’s all in the juice at the bottom of the pot.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkin Picking at Lapacek’s Orchard

Last Friday we snuck out to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins for our family.  pumpkin picking at Lapacek's OrchardWe have three pumpkin patches for you to go through to find the perfect.

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's OrchardThe pictures I’m sharing with you here are just from one of the patches.

IMG_6555IMG_6576There are seriously some gorgeous pumpkins out there.pumpkin picking at Lapacek's OrchardIt didn’t take us long to find our perfect pumpkin for carving!

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's OrchardHere’s Cedi’s pumpkin!

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It took her some effort to carry it back.

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's OrchardCapri and Pip worked together to find their pumpkins.

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And it wasn’t long before Pip had hers …

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and Capri had hers …

Pumpkin picking at our orchard is a pretty laid back experience.  You can either bring your own wagon or use one of ours.  You find your favorite pumpkins and bring them back to the lean next to the shop.  We have a “Pumpkin Weight Station” set up there.  You take a sheet that’s right by the scale and fill out how much each of your pumpkin and gourds weigh, put your pumpkins into your car and just bring the sheet into the shop to pay for your pumpkins.

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