In the fall of 2002, we bit into our first Honeycrisp apple...WOW! We were hooked. The following spring, we began planting Honeycrisp apple trees on our 22 acre family farm.
In 2005, we began selling our apples to local grocery stores and farmers' markets. The response to our quality was phenominal!
We are commited to providing our customers with the best locally produced apples & goodies available in the Westby-Sparta-Cashton-LaCrosse, Wisconsin area!
Our season starts around the end of August and continues until the beginning of November. In late August we start with big, beautiful Zestar!, Stellar MN, Paula Red & Gingergold apples. We offer the best locally grown early apples - see our "Harvest Schedule."
We pack extra fancy, and combination grade apples in a variety of packages, including: boxed trays, 5, 10 and 20 pound poly bags (all at reasonable prices). We also offer pumpkins, usually ready mid-September. Our apples (for specific varieties-call ahead) are available through early November.
A couple of our children are still home and participate in the operation at the various stages of picking, grading and packing of our apples. You may also see one our youngest behind the register...please remember to count your change :)
In 2010, we opened our newly built Farm Store where we feature the only Apple Cider Donuts for miles around, freshly baked pies (made to order), turnovers, hand-dipped gourmet caramel apples. Our Country Farm Store is open daily with lots of unique gifts to choose from. We'd love to hear from you! Let us know how we may assist you with your retail or wholesale needs.
Every year we add something new...stop in to see "what's up?" at Maple Ridge Orchard! Our goal is to provide a great family-friendly place to visit, offer great-tasting treats and superior made in the USA products and gifts...did I mention the absolute best Honeycrisp apples ever?! We hope you have fun while you are here too!