Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches + More


Apple Orchards and More | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Ahhhh, fall.  So many things to look forward to: the crisp air, the bright blue skies, the crunchy leaves, the vibrant leaves changing, the spiced drinks, the comfy sweaters.  Minnesota never really disappoints during the fall.  And no proper fall is complete without experiencing the beautiful apples grown in our great state!

The apple orchard is an essential Minnesota fall tradition, no?  I’m not sure what my favorite part of the annual (okay, okay: bi-weekly.) fall trek to the orchard is: hunting and picking the *perfect* apple, enjoying the caramel apple treat while browsing the pumpkin patch, or the smells that fill my kitchen when I begin to bake after I’ve brought my haul home (high five, cinnamon!)

If you’ve never had the opportunity to make homemade applesauce from your freshly picked apples, it’s easier than you think!  Follow this recipe for beautiful applesauce you can enjoy immediately or store to enjoy in the winter.

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Easy Apple Sauce!

Lucky for us, the Rochester area has several apple orchards (and a few pumpkin patches) to choose from.  Feel free to let us know which orchard your visited in the comments below!  If your favorite orchard or pumpkin patch is not on this list, please submit it using the form at the end of this post.


Sekapp Orchard
(Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch)
3415 College View Road E
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 282-4544
Open: August – October; 9 am-7 pm daily


Northwoods Orchard and Berry Farm
8018 75th Avenue NW
Oronoco, MN 55960
Phone: (507) 280-0591
Open: Saturdays 10am – 6pm // Sundays 1pm – 6 pm


Apple Ridge Orchard
County Road 1
Mazeppa, MN 55956
Wabasha County
Phone: (507) 843-3033
Open: Daily 9 am – 6 pm


Pepin Heights Orchard
1753 South Hwy 61
Lake City, MN 55041
Phone: 1-800-652-3779
Open: August 20-December 31 //  7 days a week Hours: 9 am-6 pm


Preston Apple and Berry Farm
645 Hwy 52
Preston, MN 55965
Phone: (507) 765-4486
Open: May -December // Daily9 am – 7pm daily


Red Barn Learning Farm
(Agricultural Learning Center and Pumpkin Patch)
Admission: $6
27251 State Highway 30
Hayfield, Minnesota 55940
Phone: (507)272-746
Open: starting September 26/27 and all of October // Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm


Tweite’s Family Farm
(Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze)
1821 Frontier Road SW
Byron, Minnesota 55920
Phone: (507) 365-8035
Open: September 19 – October 25 // Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5:30 pm


Tews Corn Maze
Admission: $10, ages 5 and up // 4 and under Free
20723 Tews Road
Winona, MN  55987
Phone: (507) 523-2975
Open: Open until November 1st // Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm – 6 pm


Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch
90537 273rd St.
Austin, Minnesota 55912
Phone: (507) 437-9180
Open: Daily September 19-October 31 // 12 pm – 6 pm


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Local Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Please submit your favorite apple orchard or pumpkin patch if you do not see it on the list above!
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