Map and Times
Special Hours for the 2016 Season
The warm rainy spring made the bright orange cedar apple rust galls very happy, on the cedar trees. Unfortunately, now the apple leaves have turned orange as well. Orange doesn't leave much chlorophyll for making big beautiful apples.
So while the Lodi apples are almost ready, they are very small. Folks with children with allergies to pesticides may email when they can come and pick the Lilliputian Lodi's for free. The red giant crab apples for making beautiful magenta jelly seem less affected. They should be ready around August 1st, and folks may pick by appointment. Later, when the main crop ripens, we are considering having only weekend hours this year, starting August 21st.
New comers should email ahead to check the crop and be sure someone will be up front to greet them.
Naturally past visitors may come anytime they like. Even if there are no apples, there are 3 new rescue ponies from the Kentucky Equine Humane Center ready to gobble everyone's carrots. (For anyone who would like an energy efficient lawn mower and beautiful yard ornament, this is where to look: http://www.kyehc.org/horses.html .)
Faithful Whinny the Pooh, the one-eyed pony's new friends are little chestnut Josie, white with freckles Opal (aka Tinkerbell), and all white Dixie Belle ... And of course there is Minnie Pearl, who will chase them all away and eat all the carrots herself.
Feel free to bring them LARGE carrots (not to be confused with little fingers) to make the rescued ponies feel loved and happy again.
First time visitors must be sure to bring the map, and look at the virtual tour of Apple Hill Road to be in good spirits when you arrive. (Even many a GPS cannot find us.) From Louisville, Kentucky, take the Gene Snyder Freeway to Old Henry Road (Exit 29). Go east 2 miles. (Old Henry curves left, then jogs right.) Turn right on Apple Hill Road (click for a tour) for 0.7 mile. Where Apple Hill forks, take the middle fork. When you see a red pole gate, open it up and come on back. Continue along the black rail fences. When you think you are lost, you are almost there. When you see the green umbrella, you have arrived.
If you feel lost, call 502-767-5245, leaving neighbors to rest in peace.
During apple season, apples are still $7 for a ~10 pound bag, a smaller bag for $5, 3 apples for a dollar, and $25 for a bushel (4 ~10 pound bags) with special rates for groups. The honey man may stop by with local honey. And there are still kitties and horses who are looking forward to seeing you.
Check About Us for more on the orchard over the summer. Most of the crop will be ripening at the end of August and in early September.
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