Apple Picking {Green Oaks}

Last year was our first Autumn in Lake County. I wanted to find fun and gratifying activities for my then 2.5 year old daughter. I had heard friends talk about going apple picking so I looked up what farms were available to pick your own apples. There were a few, but one stuck out as the RIGHT one for us. Heinz Orchard is located in Libertyville and a no thrills sort of farm. I wanted my daughter to have fun, but appreciate fresh, locally grown produce. Yes, we all enjoy a nice hayride or corn maze, but I wasn’t really up for all that fun with a toddler and a baby by myself. So I decided to check out Heinz. It was an instant hit, and we were back the next week! My daughter especially loved that many of the trees had low branches, so she didn’t need help picking her own apples. I loved that you are encouraged to sample each type of apple before you pick them.

Picking apples at Heinz Orchard.

As it’s a smaller orchard remember to check out their Facebook page or call ahead of time. Apples are very dependent on the type of spring and winter we have had.

They accept cash (sorry no credit cards). When you arrive at the orchard you can purchase either 1/2 peck bags (approx. 6 lbs of apples)  or one peck bags (approx. 12 lbs of apples). There is NO ADMISSION FEE and NO PARKING FEE.  At least one member of your party must purchase a bag. 


Connect with Heinz Orchard
1050 Crest Road (corner of Atkinson & Crest) Green Oaks, IL 60048
847.770.3449 | | Facebook

Editor’s note: story written by former writer Kate

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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