2014 SEASON UPDATE: We anticipate opening Sept. 12. We will post our NEW hours/days of operation by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you in mid-September! Welcome to Chicagoland's closest orchard--Heinz Orchard in Green Oaks, IL (next to Libertyville)!We are just 37 miles from downtown Chicago. Our no-frills Lake County orchard has been a favorite in Northern Illinois for over 50 years.
You are more than welcome to bring strollers and wagons into the orchard. Please note that as a small, family-run orchard we do not offer hayrides, food/drink, corn mazes, etc. We specialize in PURE APPLE PICKING FUN in a beautiful surrounding!
For the safety of our guests and the trees, please do not climb in the trees, shake the trees or throw apples.
Varieties & Picking Updates & Size Notes-- We update picking conditions every Thursday night so check here before your visit as some dates may change. McIntosh--not ready yet
Jonathan--not ready yet
Empire--not ready yet
Golden Delicious--not ready yet Red Delicious--not ready yet
If we don't have what you are looking for you may want to visit www.pickyourown.org. They have a complete listing of U-Pick area farms, what they offer, and helpful customer reviews.
Payment and Prices We accept cash (sorry no checks or 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 are NO ADMISSION OR PARKING FEES. However at least one person in your party must buy a bag.
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