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Apple Annie's Orchard is where we grow and sell our tree fruit crops…apples, peaches and pears.
This is also where we serve our pancake breakfasts on festival weekends and apple-smoked burger lunches every weekend during our season.
If you are interested in a homemade pie, apple bread or fudge, this is where to come! The orchard is also the home of our country gift shop, Apple Annie's Attic.
Produce and Pumpkins?
Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins is where we grow and sell our vegetable crops.
If you are searching for delicious sweet corn, vegetables and pumpkins and would like to pick-your-own or buy them already picked, our Produce & Pumpkins location is where to go.
This is also the site for our annual pumpkin festival and our huge corn maze.
Orchard Country Store?
The Country Store location is our YEAR-ROUND retail location.
Located just off of I-10 Exit 340 in Willcox, it's an easy stop if you are in Willcox when our farms are not open, and a great place to pick up pies and other goodies during the harvest season to avoid the long lines at the farms.
The Country Store features fresh baked pies and pie slices, apple bread, fudge and the full variety of our scrumptious jar goods. Amish cheese and butters, apple cider and some great gift items are also available!
What forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept cash, debit and credit cards. We do not have an ATM machine, but there are several located at the banks in Willcox.
What are your hours?
Apple Annie's Orchard COUNTRY STORE is open daily, year-round, from 8 AM - 5PM. The Country Store is closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Apple Annie's PRODUCE & PUMPKINS is open daily July -September, 7 AM-5 PM.
Apple Annie's ORCHARD is open daily, July - September, 8 AM – 5 PM.
Both the orchard and farm are open daily October 1 – October 31 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM. On weekends that we serve breakfast at the orchard we open a little earlier; see the Special Events listing for exact times.
Can we bring our pet to Apple Annie's?
We ask that you seriously consider leaving your pet at home. If you must bring your pet; friendly pets on a leash are allowed in the orchard, NO PETS are allowed in the fields at our produce farm.
Pets must be friendly around children and other pets. On busy weekends there can be hundreds of people of all ages, cars, tractors and lot of noise. Not all pets find this a fun experience and can become quite stressed. Pets must not be left inside your car.
What are your prices for fruit and vegetables?
Price are listed on our website. Just visit the produce pricing page.
Do you charge for parking or admission?
There is no charge for parking or admission; you pay for what you pick, meals and products.
Do we need to bring our own containers for our veggies and fruit?
We provide plastic bags, but we encourage you to bring your own containers. We recommend paper bags or flat cardboard containers to transport peaches; the boxes that cases of soda or bottled water come in are perfect!
Is picking only available on weekends?
Our orchards and fields are open for picking daily, July-October. Not all crops are available every day all season. During harvest season you can call our crop hot-line at 520-384-2084, Option 1 to check availability. Also check our Harvest Calendar for available times of harvest of our fruit and vegetables. (link to Harvest Calendar)
I want to pick my own fruit and vegetables. What do I do?
Upon arrival at the orchard or produce farm, check in with one of our staff members at the sales area. Our staff can give you a map with directions to where we are picking that day, and a list of what is ripe and ready to pick. Please pick only in rows that are marked with the name of the crop in that row. If there is no sign, it is not ready to harvest yet. We do expect you to purchase all of the fruit and vegetables that everyone in your group picks.
Can we eat fruit right of the trees?
Certainly! That is part of the fun of pick-your-own, and there is nothing on them but a little dust! Please don't be wasteful, and do share a large piece of fruit. Nothing bothers Annie more than finding huge peaches lying on the ground with a single bite taken out of them.
Why aren't you open year round?
We are open during the months of our harvest, July – October. We open the produce farm in late June if the vegetables are ready sooner than anticipated. Watch our website or subscribe to our “E-Mail Update” to get information on earlier opening dates. Each year we close both farms on October 31. Our weather is growing much cooler by then and we've often had the first hard freeze. During the winter and spring months the trees are dormant and the fields are bare. The fruit trees start blooming in March and we start planting the vegetable crops in early April.