I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about Fall that makes people crave rustic backdrops, apple cider, and casseroles like mom used to make. It is as if everyone is totally and utterly spent from a social summer and wants to have a quiet and cozy autumn, blissfully unplugged. Based on all of the feedback I have gotten from you wonderful readers out there, I set out to find some ways to enjoy a simple Fall season. So here is my list of four no frills farms for Chicagoans that will help you get back to basics…even if you have a PSL in hand (I’m not judging…but I will complain if you don’t share!).
Harvest Time Orchards (Twin Lakes, WI)
What to expect: Donut shop, Cider Mill, Brat Shop, Country Smoke House, and a plethora of cherries, apples, and pumpkins.
Woodstock Country Orchard (Woodstock, IL)
What to expect: Cider, donuts, apples, and the wide open air.
Prairie Sky Orchard (Union, IL)
What to expect: Apples, pears, and homemade treats from the Koffee Kiosk
Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Company (Colgate, WI)
What to expect: A wide variety of ORGANIC apples, including decadent apple inspired treats in a setting that would make even Joanna Gaines swoon.
Looking for other Fall fun? I’ve got you covered, from unique pumpkin experiences to how to throw a chili cookoff!