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7306 24th Avenue North, Hugo, MN 55038
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Tue. 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Wed. 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Thu. 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Fri. 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Open Daily September to November

Under new ownership in 2020, Applecrest Orchards is a working 10 acre orchard, nestled in the community of Hugo. It features pre-picked Minnesota apple varieties only, including Zestar!, SweeTango and Honeycrisp. Get the full apple list here.

When is Applecrest Orchards Open:

Elements permitting, the orchard is generally open from mid-September to the first hard frost in October. They had a couple difficult harvests in 2017 & 2018, but were open to the public again since then. You can also find their apples at the White Bear Lake Farmers Market.

More autumn farmers markets: Harvest Time: Twin Cities Fall Farmers Markets & Outings

Six Things for Families at Applecrest Orchards

While this orchard does not offer a pick-your-own option, there are activities for families. In the past, visitors have been able to:

  1. Sample apples;
  2. Take a walk through the orchard;
  3. Play yard games;
  4. Feed chickens;
  5. Play with a tractor table; and
  6. Make apple-related crafts.

Find Apple Recipes

The farm’s website offers several recipes to try with their apples. Or try two of our favorite family-friendly apple recipes:

  1. Apple Crisp So Easy Your Kids Will Make It
  2. Strawberry Rhubarb Applesauce 

Applecrest OrchardsArticles Featuring Applecrest Orchards

Applecrest has been featured in two articles on our site:

  1. Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards
  2. Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Pickings in the North Metro

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