Welcome to Apple Country

 Hi Plains Orchards

Open 7 days a week!  Monday-Saturday 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday till 4 pm

Pick your own fun at our 6,000 tree apple orchard!

West Texas breezes carry the fresh smell of 6,000 apple trees to visitors at Apple country, where apples can be picked from the trees or purchased from the Apple Country store. Much more is awaiting the visitor from our unique gift shop, to the bakery and our country café. Designed as a pick-your-own operation, the 32 year old orchard is comprised of 30 varieties of apples. Not only do the apples beat store prices, but tree-ripened apples simply taste better. Our West Texas climate allows apple growers a longer growing season and a more flavorful apple.

Apple country is owned and operated by the Brints family.
We welcome tourists, friends and family to stop by year 'round and enjoy the orchard:

One of the most pleasurable aspects of Apple Country is the people who visit us here. Visitors come from the West Texas area, from other states, and from overseas. Extended families come to see us. Children bring their parents and grandparents. And lovely couples tie the knot and say "I do" in our wedding Gazebo !!!  All enjoy this special time together. Please take time to join us and learn more about Apple Country.

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                              APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL      

                             The annual Apple Butter Festival at  Apple Country Orchards  - September 20th & 21st, 2014 !!  

A fun festival for the entire family.   Apple picking, Orchard hayrides, live music, space slide, craft booths, petting zoo for the kids, meet Johnny Appleseed and Snow White, face painting, release of lady bugs in the Orchard, green chili roasting,  a rock climbing wall in the trees, BBQ lunch, fresh apple turnovers and ice cream, kettle corn and cotton candy!!

For more information call 806-781-1753 or 806-892-2961.  email us with questions,  sbrints@applecountryorchards.com.  We are located just 12 miles east of Lubbock on Hwy 62.

                  When:   Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st, 2014.     From 10 am - 5 pm

                  Where:  Apple Country Orchards, located 4 miles east of Idalou on Highway 62/82.....806-781-1753 or 806-892-2961

                  What:   A fun festival for the entire family.   Hayrides in the Orchard, Lots of pre-picked apples, Live music both

                                         days Space Slide, Craft Booths, Petting Zoo,      Face Painting, Meet Johnny Appleseed, Children’s Activities

                            all day, release of Lady Bugs in the Orchard, green chili roasting, raw honey sampling and bottling,  Rock

                            Climbing Wall, and other activities.

                  Entertainment:   Joe Gillis, Megan Atkinson, the Singing Plainsmen, David Mitchell, and others

                 

                   Food:  Benefit lunch with beverage offered all day for $5.  Fresh apple turnovers and Bluebell Ice Cream $3.  All

                              proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels, the Charities of Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary and Apple Country

                              Orchards.

                   Cost:   Festival Admission $3 per person, children 5 and under enter free

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APPLE BLOSSOM CELEBRATION

Coming April 4, 2015   

     It is apple blossom time again.  Bring your cameras and take a hayride through the 6000 apple trees in full bloom.  Come taste our fresh apple pancakes and sausage breakfast served all day from 9 am to 4 pm, proceeds to support Meals on Wheels.  See you there!!!

                                                                                  

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                                       Pumpkin Festival at the Orchard

Date:      Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Time:      9 am to 6 pm

Where:   Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62

Apple picking!  Fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 am!!!   PUMPKIN TIME – lots of pumpkins to choose from !!!!     FRESH APPLE PIES and APPLE TURNOVERS ready to eat !!!   Hayrides through the Orchard.   BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden, watermelons, cantaloupe!  Fresh Cider excellent for fermentation.  Come see us!!  

 

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Pink Lady, Pancakes, and Pumpkins   at Apple Country Orchards

Date:        Saturday, October 18th , 2014 

Time:        9 am to 6 pm

Where:     Apple Country Orchards.  4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62.

Apple Picking Fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 am!!!   PUMPKIN TIME – lots of pumpkins to choose from !!!!     FRESH APPLE PIES and APPLE TURNOVERS ready to eat !!!   Hayrides through the Orchard.   BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden, watermelons, cantaloupe!  Fresh Cider excellent for fermentation.  Come see us!!  

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Halloween  at Apple Country Orchards

 Date:        Saturday, October 25th      

Time:        9 am to 6 pm

Where:     Apple Country Orchards.  4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62.

Fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9:30 am.  PUMPKIN TIME – Come take a hayride through the Orchard to the Pumpkin patch.  APPLE PICKING . We provide the buckets and you eat while you pick !!  No pesticides or sprays on the apples !!  FRESH APPLE PIES and APPLE TURNOVERS ready to eat !!!   Also Roasting chilis !   BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden !    

                                                              

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CSA - Community Supported Agriculture, 2014    

                       email sbrints@applecountryorchards.com for our CSA Brochure

                                                                                                              What is CSA?

                                        The community supports the operation of the farm through the purchase of shares of this year’s harvest, thus, the term

                                        Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The purchase can be as small as a half share or a number of shares. 

                                        Each week a share of the harvest is provided to the shareholders.  What it means to you is that you know where and

                                        how your food is grown.  It is grown without the use of pesticides by a local gardener on land within our community. 

                                        In return for a commitment from you, your grower will provide you and your family with a variety of fresh produce

                                        from approximately June through September. 

                                       

                                                              THROUGH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE YOU CAN ENSURE THAT:

                                                                                        1.     Produce is grown using sustainable methods.

                                                                                        2.     Produce is grown locally.

                                                                                        3.     Produce is vine ripened.

                                                                                        4.     You know who is growing your food and how it is being grown,

                                                                                                      reestablishing the connection to your food source.

 

                                                                                                                  SHARE IN THE HARVEST

 

A                                        full share of the fruit and vegetable harvest is calculated to average approximately 10 pounds of fruits and vegetables per week.

 

                                              Shares are picked up weekly at Apple Country located 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62 or at the

                                                        Apple Country Farmers Market at 19th and Ave A.  Any shares not claimed within two

                                                                 days of harvest will be forfeited for donation to the South Plains Food Bank.

 

                                                        Vegetables   ●   Raw Honey   ●   Baked Goods   ●   Fruit

                                    SUSTAINABLE   *****    LOCALLY GROWN    *****    FRESH FROM THE GARDEN AND ORCHARD

                                                       VARIETY OF VEGETABLES AND FRUITS   *****    WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION

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                                                                 APPLE COUNTRY ORCHARD

               Fresh, Raw, Unpasteurized  is Available Now for Fermentation and Wine making  !

Now Pressing:   Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, JonaGold, & Winesap

                                                  $8      1 Gallon Fresh Pressed Apple Cider. 

                                       Hard Cider or Apple Wine Starter Kits Available for purchase!

                                                 $65      6 Gallon Starter Kit*

                                                 $45      1 Gallon Starter Kit*

*All kits include fermentation Carboy or Better Bottle,  Hydrometer, Air Lock and Stopper, Funnel, Siphon Hose, Camden Tablets (to kill wild yeasts),  Yeast, Yeast nutrient, Pectic Enzyme, and Acid Blend (to stabilize the acidity). 

To make things easier for the beginner, Apple Country will be hosting a Hard Cider 101 workshop to help guide you through the steps in making a refreshing Hard Cider.  Fermentation Kits will be made available upon request of come by the Orchard and we will get you set up to make your first brew.   So join us for lunch and learn how to simple and fun hard cider can be!

Fermentation Workshop Dates

Sunday, October 19th    1-3 pm                   Hard Cider 101

 We will be making hard cider from cider pressed from our wonderful Granny Smith Apples.

RSVP Now!  Available to the first 15 registrants

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Apple Country Orchard's  MARKET TO MENU  will be on to be announced at 10 am in our Downtown Farmer's Market in the Depot District in Lubbock, located at the corner of 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue.  The Texas Department of Agriculture is partnering with farmers markets across the state to support local producers and Texas Restaurants .  At From Market to Menu events, GO TEXAN restaurant chefs are preparing fresh products during cooking demonstrations at select Texas Farmers Markets.   For more information on TDA'S GO TEXAN  program, check their schedule  www.gotexan.org .  We want to encourage everyone to seek out GO TEXAN Restaurants that feature fresh local produce !!

Our outstanding chef for our event is Rocky Rockwell, Head Chef of Hospitality Services at Texas Tech University.  Rocky will be preparing his famous recipe a SUMMER SQUASH and CORN GRATIN using fresh squash, onions and corn from our local gardens during his cooking demonstrations.  Come enjoy a wonderful experience for the entire family and support your local farmers.  We want to bring the quality of Texas-grown food products to YOU !!!  Come to our DOWNTOWN FARMER'S MARKET and sample Rocky's delicious creation as he brings TEXAS fresh to your table!!  

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FARMER'S MARKET LOCATIONS

1.        1.  Downtown Art & Farmers Market    -  9 am – 3 pm 

            19th & Buddy Holly Ave. 

            Every  Saturday each month 

2.        2.  Covenant/ Apple Country Farmers Market   -   11 am – 1 pm

            22nd & Knoxville Ave (East Covenant Parking Garage- 5th floor parking area. -  Every other Friday.  Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep 21, Oct 5, Oct 19

3.        3.   UMC/ Apple Country Farmers Market   -   11 am – 1 pm

             602 Indiana Ave. (Courtyard just South of the Academic Classroom Bldg at UMC)  -  Aug 31, Sep 14, Sep 28, Oct 12, Oct 26      

4.       4.  Apple Country Farmers Market   -  Mon – Sat ,    9 am – 5:30 pm

             19th & Ave A, Lubbock

5.        5.  Apple Country Orchards  -   Mon-Sat,  9 am – 6 pm   &   Sun,  9 am – 4 pm

             12206 East Hwy 62,    Idalou    (4 miles E. of Idalou at the Orchard)

 

6.        6.  Dept. of Health & Human Services/Apple Country Orchards  -   every Thurs      8:30 am – 9:30 am

                    66th Street & Iola Ave,    (6302 Iola)  Lubbock

 

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Contact Information

Directions:  from Lubbock:  62/82 to Idalou, continue 4 miles east  

Telephone
806-892-2961  - (806)-781-1753
FAX
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Postal address
Apple Country Orchards
          12206 East Hwy 62
Idalou TX, 79329
Electronic mail
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Webmaster: sbrints@applecountryorchards.com