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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.


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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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(608) 635-4780

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from our entire family!

Just like that, the 2018 apple season has come to an end.  Thank you to all who have come out and supported our farm and family.  It’s because of all of you we can continue to keep living this dream of ours.  We couldn’t be more thankful for that.

Mercedi, Capri and Pip, photo by Karmen Lindner Photography

If you have any memories from the 2018 apple season or favorite things we did (*clears throat* “Cider After Dark”)  feel free to leave a comment!  We’d love to hear from you! I know we all enjoyed the season and have plans already to make next season even more magical!

Keep an eye on this blog, facebook, the newsletter, instagram, etc if we have any fun things happening “off season”.  I’m not sure if we will or not yet but you just never know what I’ll dream up next!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Last Day, November 21st

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s–Tomorrow

Hello everyone!  Tomorrow is the big day!  We’ll be opening at 9am for the 11th annual Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays!  Here are just a few pictures of what you can expect to find when you come and visit!  I’ll add even more photos to the orchard’s instagram stories feed and hopefully to the facebook stories!  Be sure to check them out and start writing up your shopping list!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Fun candy trains!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Snowman Spool Ornaments

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Home decor!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Upcycled Wood Signs!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Snowmen!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Baskets!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Infant Photo Props!

Handcrafted Hoedown for the Orchard 2018Garden Art!

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Turkey!  and so …. so much more!!!

Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s
Lapacek’s Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI


Friday, November 16th from 9am to 6pm
Saturday, November 17th from 9am to 5pm

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s

It’s that time of the year again!  The 11th annual Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s is just a few weeks away!

What is the Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s? 
  An opportunity to buy unique, locally hand-crafted items for friends and family while listening to holiday music!
What can I expect to find at the Hoedown?
  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!

Hoedown 2017 PhotoThe Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s is a fabulous two-day event that is great for getting a start on your holiday shopping!  hoedown 2018

Be sure to select “GOING” or at least “Interested” on the Facebook Event – and share with your friends and family!  It’s going to be one you’re not going to want to miss!

Items you can expect to find at the Hoedown!  (and MORE!)


Donna Fischer with her clutch balls, crayon bags, crocheted teethers for baby's, seek and find pouches and fabric books.


Hillsboro Alpaca Ranch with alpaca socks (mid-calf height and ankle socks), alpaca shoe insert, yarn, and glittens ( hybrid between a mitten and a glove!).

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Pointelle Design with fingerless mittens, knit hats and knit headbands, jersey scarves, button earrings, acorn and hat ornaments.  Fabric headbands and maybe some pouches!


The Hammer Factory with yard Yahtzee,  barnwood art, and WIno wine glasses again!

elaines simple soap

Elaine’s Simple Soap with soap, catnip toys and essential oils cases!

Dean Piehl’s Woodworking Items!

Amy Ritzke with dolls, books, hats & cowls (maybe), bracelets … and maybe some other surprises!


Katie Bortz with belt bracelets!


Quilts by Janet with quilted items, placemats, wallets, coin purses, and other fun things!


Dianne Hoard with bowl cozies, dish towels, scrubbies, some crocheted angels and snow flakes!


Betty Dieckhoff with stained glass pieces!

Cindie Haynie with upcycled wool sweater mittens!

Bee Happy Bath BombsCora Haynie with bath bombs!

Cheryl Saunders with painted bottles and other fun things!IMG_8754

Heidi G with wood worked ornaments and other fun items!

Becky Donahoe with baskets and wood snowmen!

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Another Man's Treasures
- Custom Upcycling and Woodworking

Tracy Anderson with hand blown glass ornaments, jewelry, and vases upcycled from wine bottles.

Amy Anderson with a fun assortment of eyeglass cases, zip pouches, card wallet, covered notebooks etc.


The Painted Daisy with fingerless mittens and scarves upcycled from sweaters!


Milly Dilly with bottle openers, birthday boards, family tree boards, signs, photo holders and new wooden plank signs , coasters, ornaments and coffee mugs with funny sayings.

IMG_8712Kim Lapacek with jewelry, hand sewn items and ornaments!

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Capri & Pip Lapacek with ornaments, wooden peg flower fairies, painted crate pumpkins and more!

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According to Lucia – 13 year old Lucia Lindner brings you –amazing handmade bracelets and more!!!!  To see more of her fabulous creations check her out on instagram – AccordingtoLucia!


Hwy 22 Naturals will be RESTOCKED for the Hoedown!

Jan Dorner has collectibles, oven door towels, and cute pillows.

Kathi has snowman ornaments and a few other cuties.

millers wreaths

Christmas wreaths from Miller’s Tree Farm!


Handcrafted holiday goodness from Judy S!

And MORE!!!!  I’ll update whenever I find out more info and get more pictures!  Stay Tuned and mark your calendars!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cider After Dark – a YouTube Channel

Diane and I have been having a great time trying different cocktails that use the same main ingredient – Lapacek’s unpasteurized, un-preserved apple cider. 

It all started with a slow Friday and we decided to mix some Fireball with cider live on Instagram.  We received some amazing feedback from customers and online folks so we kept mixing weekly! It now even has a name – Cider After Dark.cider after dark You can watch the first video above!  If you enjoy it please subscribe to the channel and tell your friends!  And don’t worry – we have plans to keep on trying more cocktails as the season continues and perhaps we’ll even freeze some cider so we can keep it going throughout the year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fireball Whiskey and Apple Cider–Cider After Dark, Episode 1

The 2018 apple season started out with not the best weather – it rained and rained and rained some more.  One afternoon on a whim, my mother-in-law, Diane and I decided to mix a fun apple cider drink.  We started with Fireball Whiskey and our unpasteurized unpreserved apple cider and we turned on the live feed on instagram.  This is what happened …

Our customers came in and told us just how much they enjoyed the “episode”.  We came up with our ideal cider to fireball ration.  1 cup of cider to two shots of Fireball.  Yumm!  It didn’t take much for me to twist Diane’s arm into doing more testing of drinks.  If you want to see all of our videos be sure to subscribe to “Cider After Dark.”  We’ll continue to keep mixing as long as you keep watching!

Cider After Dark - Fireball Whiskey and Lapacek's Apple Cider

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Essential Oils–How do I get some?

Hi All, Jenna here! I hope you have been enjoying my Fall tips and tricks for using essential oils over on Lapacek's Facebook and Instagram.

If you are new to the oily world and are wondering how you can get started with essential oils, look no further.

The Premium Starter Kit (PSK) is the best way to get started on your wellness journey with Young Living.


The Premium Starter Kit includes:

1) A fabulous diffuser that ultrasonically disperses essential oil particles into the air. It's similar to a humidifier, but specifically designed for essential oils.

  • 2) 11 Essential Oils, lets break it down
  • Lemon: detoxing, tasty water.
  • DiGize: tummy everything.
  • Lavender: sleep, skin, calm, owies.
  • Copaiba: skin, muscles, baby teeth.
  • Thieves‍: magic, health keeper.
  • Citrus Fresh: bye stank, fresh laundry, uplifting.
  • PanAway: happy muscles and joints.
  • Frankincense: baby Jesus, skin, calm.
  • Raven️: breathing is fun.
  • Stress Away: kids are still alive, survived work.

Peppermint: breathe, muscles, head tension, brownies.

You will also receive sample packets of Ningxia Red (Young Living's antioxidant-rich beverage that's a must have). It is a liquid supplement and contains essential oils that support normal blood sugar levels, normal circulation and digestion, neurological support, immune support, and normal body detox.

3) Your starter kit will also come with some awesome literature and a resource guide to get you started and using your oils. A fabulous online community of supporters and friends is waiting to help you along the way.

The Premium Starter Kit is $160 with The Desert Mist (my favorite, runs for 10 hours) or Dew Drop Diffuser. JUST the oils in the kit alone are worth $183 retail. So, you are basically getting a diffuser for free. Sweet!! Free stuff.

Kim and I would love to help you grab your starter kit and walk you through the process. You can head here https://yl.pe/9c5s if you are ready to get started and follow these simple steps.

1. Be sure to check Wholesale Member to get the kit and earn your 24% off any future orders.

2. Then choose the Premium Starter Kit you'd like (the kit with the Desert Mist diffuser is $160, Rainstone is $205 and the Aria is $260.)

3. Now's a great time to add anything else if you want with your brand new 24% off discount. My tip is to add a custom Essential Rewards (ER is Young Living's monthly wellness box, customized to your family's needs) order with a Deep Relief Roll On, Orange, Valor, or Bergamot (my favs!). If you do it this way, you'll get a free 5ml Oregano Vitality (great for immune support and cooking) and $5 back from YL in ER points. ER is the best way to start swapping out stuff you're already buying with healthier options. Don't need anything next month? Totally fine, just cancel it in two seconds with YL, but keep your freebies. This is totally optional in your sign up process, but I'd be so mad at myself if I didn't tell you about it.

Or if you still have some questions email me at jsetz21@gmail.com and we can work through them together.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Call for Recipes

christmas kiss cookies

It’s that time again – we want to compile a new cookbook.  This round we would like to collect recipes from our customers of classic, go-to recipes.  I want the recipes that you like to make when you have people over, you’re asked to bring a dish to pass, or a special dessert to someone’s house.  It doesn’t have to included apples but it is a bonus if it does.  Let’s make this a cookbook full of recipes that folks will be able to easily make and that taste good! If you have a memory, funny story, or a reason it’s your favorite recipe I’d love to included some of these antidotes as well!

Please email your recipe and stories to:  orchardlifefun@gmail.com and I’ll start to create a compilation that we will hopefully be able to release in Fall of 2019. 

Please spread the word!  Let’s make this a great community cookbook full of “Classic Recipes from the Customers of Lapacek’s Orchard.”

Monday, September 17, 2018

please don’t squeeze my apples

This special orchard shirt came to be simply as a way to help educate folks that apples bruise very easily.  The best way to not have a bruised apples is to not squeeze it, not drop it and treat it with gently care.  This is why all of our apples are picked by hand and handled as carefully as possible.please dont squeeze

I sold these tshirts at the shop for a few years … there are still a few there.  I believe we have a bunch of adult larges (it may be medium) and then kids’ sizes.  I just had to snap a picture of this lovely customer that came to visit the shop sporting her very own Lapacek’s Orchard “please don’t squeeze my apples” tshirt!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Apple Cider and Fireball

Sometimes when it’s a bit slow in the store we just have to try out a new fun beverage!  Check out Diane and me mixing our own unpasteurized, unpreserved apple cider with Fireball!

WE concluded that approximately 8oz of cider mixed with a shot and a half of fireball whiskey is the perfect combination!

Friday, August 24, 2018

A Bushel and a Peck

Are you planning on processing some apples?  Perhaps making some applesauce to can or freeze?  Prepping pies to last you until next season?  Or does your family just eat A LOT of apples? apples in a bushel We offer special bushel pricing at Lapacek’s Orchard.  If you call ahead to order your bushel you can save $3/bushel! 

Call ahead to order your bushel and save 608-635-4780

What is a bushel?  Well – it’s a volume measurement.  We fill the bushel box as much as we possibly can without damaging the apples and that’s what you get.  It ways approximately 40 lbs.  One bushel of apples makes approximately 18 quarts of applesauce or 10 quarts of apple butter or 6 cups of dried apples, or 16 apple pies.

We also sell apples by the peck (approximately 10lbs), 1/2 peck (approximately 5lbs) and 1/4 pecks (approximately 2.5lbs).

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Always Construction Season

Most of those who are affected by the construction of Hwy 22 have already figured out how to get around it.  I just wanted to post a few maps to show you that getting to our orchard is still pretty simple and really doesn’t take much more time than when you could go on Hwy 22.  its always construction season buckyI thought it appropriate to start this blog post out with a photo of my girls with the “It’s Always Construction Season” Bucky from the Bucky on Parade in Madison, WI. 

I picked some general spots in locations many of our customers come from.  If you’re coming from places south, east or west of us there should be no problems with your standard route.  Those coming from areas to the north of us may have to take an alternate route.Fullscreen capture 8232018 100724 AMFor those coming from Poynette, I just started right at the Poynette Elementary School.  This is the route we take when we drive our girls to and from softball, volleyball and cross country right now.  I would say this takes about 1 minute longer than it took us on the back roads.  I’m not sure why Google Maps won’t let you stay on Hwy 60 the whole time but you can.  Hwy 22 isn’t closed until just north of the Hwy 60/Hwy 22 intersection.  I tried to adjust the map with some drawing in paint.  It’s not perfect but should give you the idea.  Just take Hwy 51 South until you can go East on Hwy 60.  Then take a left (North) on Kroncke and you’ll be at the orchard in no time!

Fullscreen capture 8232018 100752 AMFrom the Piggly Wiggly in Pardeeville, take Hwy 22 south, then Hwy 16 east, south on Hwy C, a right (west) on Hall road and a left on Kroncke.Fullscreen capture 8232018 100936 AM

From Tamarack Pizza in Portage, take Hwy 51 south, then east on Hwy 16, south on Hwy C, a right (west) on Hall road and a left on Kroncke.  I think going south on Hwy 51, east on Hwy 60 and a left (north) on Kroncke Road would also work for those coming from Portage.

I hope these maps help you a bit on figuring out how you’ll make it to the orchard this fall.  I think for those of us who drive on Hwy 22 often enough know that while the construction is a bit a of pain it’s definitely going to be wroth it.  It was a road that really needed to be fixed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Old Building–Follow us On Social Media

Hello everyone! Apple season is in full swing and I want to make sure you don’t miss any of the apple varieties or any of the fun things happening!


If you’re not already be sure to Like and Follow Lapacek’s Orchard on facebook and to follow Lapacek’s Orchard on Instagram

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Apple Season 2018–Less than One Month Away

Hi everyone!  Just popping in to remind you that the 2018 apple season will start in less than one month!  We are planning on opening on August 15th from 9-5.  I’ll keep you updated on what varieties of apples we’ll have but my best guess is Paulared, Zestar!, Scarlet and Chenango Strawberry.  But – time (and the apples – they have to be ready!) will tell!

Zestars in July at Lapacek's Orchard

We’ll also have caramel apples for sure on opening day so if you’ve been craving them you don’t have to wait too much longer!

Keep an eye on the Lapacek’s Orchard instagram feed to see all the fun new things we’re getting ready for you this season!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Breathing in Blooms 2.0

I'm so excited that Yogi Amy is joining us once again at Lapacek's Orchard on Friday, May 18th 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.

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Cost: Donations to Yoga Amy appreciated

What should you bring and wear?

I would recommend wearing what you’re comfortable in and layers!  Be sure to keep an eye on the weather to determine proper attire!

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.

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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

May Donuts Day

Happy May everyone!  A few blossoms are just starting to pop open … literally just a few.  Which means by NEXT weekend we should have an orchard full!  So – in honor of the blooms and the start of my oldest daughter’s brand new Softball 12U team – SMASH – we’re having a few fun days planned at the orchard.

Garage Sale

We’ll be hosting a multi-family garage sale on Thursday, May 17th from 7am to 6pm and Friday, May 18th from 7am to 1pm.  All of the proceeds from this sale will go directly to the SMASH Softball fund to be used for paying umpires, tournament fees and equipment.


A few of the highlighted items at the sale … (I’ll continue to add as I get more info from families)

  • 10” Wheel Kid Bike
  • 14” Wheel Kid Bike
  • t kid ball gloves including 1 lefty
  • 2 kid baseball bats
  • walk in play house
  • play work bench
  • play kitchen
  • Children’s Fisher Price Desk
  • Kids bikes
  • Stroller
  • Stampin’ Up Supplies
  • Side by Side Freezer
  • Girls Clothes
  • desktop toaster oven
  • kids clothes
  • and More!!!!

I’ll also add some pictures when they come in.donuts

Donut Sale

Yes!  We’re going to make some apple cider donuts in May!  They will be $5 for a bag of 6 donuts.  The profit from these sales will go to SMASH Softball.  If you’d like to order some donuts please email me: lapaceksorchard@gmail.com with the number of bags you’d like and if you think you’ll be there to pick them up on either Thursday or Friday. 


Remember – we have a new photography policy at the orchard.  Please go to this POST to find out more about photo shoots at the orchard.

white willow photo event

One of the mother’s of SMASH is an amazing photographer at White Willow Studios and will be running mini sessions on Friday, May 18th with half of the proceeds going to the SMASH softball team!  Contact Leslie to find out how you can get in on these fun, quick sessions!

I think I have one more fun thing up my sleeve for the big weekend but I’ll keep you posted!  Hope to see you at the orchard!

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