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Sunday: 10am to 5pm
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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!

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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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.

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(608) 635-4780

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!

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's Orchard

It took her some effort to carry it back.

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

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's Orchard

And it wasn’t long before Pip had hers …

pumpkin picking at Lapacek's Orchard

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.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hazen–Applesauce Analysis

The Hazen apple is another new-er variety at Lapacek’s Orchard.  The hazen is greenish yellow, medium firm, juicy, very sweet flesh; mildly subacidic flavor. It is pleasant for eating, good dessert and cooking apple. 

Let’s test it for applesauce!

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I peeled/cored/sliced some hazen apples into my new mini crock pot and let it cook for over an hour.  I stirred it a few times to keep the apples from overcooking on the sides.IMG_8271And before I knew it there was a nice chunky textured applesauce.  The sauce was sweeter with some tang.  It wasn’t my personal favorite … too tangy for me … but my family gobbled it up for dinner that night.  I think it would add some great texture and flavor mixed with other apples.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bonnie’s Best Apples–Applesauce Analysis

Bonnie’s Best apples are an apple that were developed right here in Wisconsin.  They are a great later season tart apple that are nice and crunchy!

Let’s see how the Bonnie’s Best does as an applesauce!

Bonnie's Best Applesauce

I peeled/cored/sliced them and popped them right into the mini slow cooker. I had a lot of Bonnie’s Best in the house so I really loaded my slow cooker full.

Bonnie's Best Applesauce

In just over an hour I had juicy, chunky applesauce.  It was sweet, tangy applesauce.  It was full of flavor and definitely a winner.  I’m glad I had made a big batch as my girls just gobbled it up at dinnertime.   

Sno Apple–Applesauce Analysis

An older variety of apples that we grow is called the Sno, also known as Famuese.  Many folks remember this apple from their childhood as a sweet apple that is snow white when bitten into.  They’re a great memory for folks and is definitely a hit at the orchard.  Now let’s see how the Sno works as applesauce!IMG_8245I peeled/cored/sliced the Sno apples up and put them into my crock potIMG_8246Just over an hour later I had some chunky, sweet applesauce.  As I’ve discovered with other sweet apples, when making applesauce a lot of the flavor seems to disappear.  It’s still pleasant and all but there really wasn’t much depth to the Sno apple as a lone applesauce.  I would definitely mix this with a few other apple varieties to get more depth and flavor to the applesauce.

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