Fall in Wisconsin means it's time for apple picking and family fun. Racine County is fortunate to have many award-winning orchards spread throughout our county. Orchards where families can pick their own apples, pick up some fresh apple cider, and find the perfect Halloween pumpkins and gourds.
Among our many orchards is Apple Holler, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., in Sturtevant. The 78-acre orchard, featured on US News, boats a full farm to table restaurant, bakery, and gift shop and offers loads of family fun! Their full-service restaurant features a wide selection of farm to table menu items including their "Everyday" Fish Friday, and many apple centric dishes right from the orchard.
You can pick your own apples and peaches or select from a variety of already picked grab bags. With fall comes fresh-pressed cider from the stands and apple cider donuts, along with a field full of pumpkins as well.
From hayrides to sleigh rides and a variety of barnyard animals for the kids; there is always something for everyone to enjoy year-round. Apple Holler also offers a charming rustic venue space available for special events and weddings on their property.
A bit further north you'll find The Orchard Store at Old Homestead, 7814 Raynor Ave., in Franksville. Along with picking, you'll also find a gift store offering a number of jams, jellies, maple syrup. pumpkins in the fall and unique gift items. The orchard also offers a picnic area and kids play area.
Heading a bit west, check out Brightonwoods Orchards, 1072 288th Ave., in Burlington, for conveniently bagged fresh-picked apples and homemade apple cider, jams, and jellies ready for purchase. A unique feature of this orchard is a separate on-side cidery - Aeppeltreow Winery & Distillery.
Ela Orchard, 31308 Washington Ave., in Rochester, offers customers more than two dozen varieties of apples and four kinds of pears. Their apple barn also has pressed cider for sale.
Jacobson Orchards can be found a bit further west, at 25911 Malchine Road, in Waterford. This seasonal orchard boasts more than 1,400 apple trees and offers homemade pies, turnovers, and a bakery, along with fresh-pressed cider.
Heading north towards Franksville, you'll find Swan's Pumpkin Farm, 5930 Highway H. Select your perfect pumpkin from acres of pumpkins of all sizes. This seasonal pumpkin farm and market offer caramel apples, fresh kettle corn, and apple cider donuts among numerous other fall favorites. Swan's Pumpkin Farm features hayrides and a petting zoo for the young and young at heart from Memorial Day to Halloween.
The Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm, 11823 Durand Ave., in Sturtevant features thousands of pumpkins for picking, hayrides, train rides, a corn maze, play area, and animals for kids to feed. Inside the barn, you'll find Halloween and fall decor along with tasty snacks and drinks.
Whether heading out of or into the city, you'll most likely drive by Borzynski's Farm and Floral Market, 115600 Washington Ave., in Mount Pleasant. This year-round marketplace features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, decor, and gifts, along with a deli counter for crafting perfect lunchtime sandwiches. Their specialty foods include "Made in Wisconsin" items, cheeses, honey, dips and spreads along with a variety of jams, jellies, and sauces. Borzynski's Farm and Floral Market also boasts a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, and mums available in the fall. Come winter, stop by their market to pick from their large selection of Christmas trees.