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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 in 2019. You can also find their apples at the White Bear Lake Farmers Market.
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Six Things for Families at Applecrest Orchards
While this orchard does not offer a pick-your-own option, there are activities for families. Visitors can:
- Sample apples;
- Take a walk through the orchard;
- Play yard games;
- Feed chickens;
- Play with a tractor table; and
- 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:
Articles Featuring Applecrest Orchards
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