Apple Picking

Apple picking is made available August through October in our organic orchard near Des Moines, as long as there are apples to pick while standing on the ground. This year, branches are bending low with a huge crop of apples, so they should be easy to pick!

Here’s how it works
If you would like to pick apples, just let any one of our cashiers know. Once you prepay, you’ll be provided with a bag and an instruction sheet with tips for picking, washing, and storing. Please read the instructions before beginning to pick — this will help you get the most out of your picking experience! You will then be directed to the orchard where you will find trees that are marked with brightly colored tape to let you know which apples are ready to be picked.

It’s always a good idea to dress for the occasion! It’s best to wear comfortable shoes rather than open-toe sandals. You may even want to wear a long-sleeve shirt to avoid being scratched by branches or bothered by flying insects that like to hover around fallen fruit. Please do not bring picking poles as they are not allowed in the orchard.

We know you’ll have bushels of fun making memories and building a family tradition picking apples at Wills Family Orchard!

Cost: Prepay $25 for a 10-pound bag to fill from our orchard and take home. 

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