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UpdatesOpening – Updates for the 2020 Season!
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Opening – Updates for the 2020 Season!

We are so excited for the season to start and to welcome you all back to Willowbrook Apple Farm! The berry and apple crop are both plentiful this year and we cannot wait to open our gates!

We will open Labor Day weekend and will be open every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am until 4pm, during the months of September and October as well as on Labor Day.

The Breakdown:
September – wine tastings, u-pick berries, u-press apple cider, animal visits, and country store.
October – apple picking season begins in addition to all the other offerings!

The Return of Wine Tasting and S’mores!

We will end each day we are open with our hugely popular Wine Tasting and S’mores event from 4pm until 6pm. Right at 4pm we will light our bonfire and welcome our guests to enjoy the warmth of the fire and the clean mountain air while sipping wine and roasting s’mores – it is truly magical and the perfect way to end an autumn day in Oak Glen! We highly recommend you reserve a spot ahead of time for this event since we will sell out. We are also offering individually wrapped charcuterie boxes that pair perfectly with your wine this year. The charcuterie boxes need to be reserved at least 10 days in advance. Book by clicking here.

What to Expect this Season

In September, we will be offering u-pick raspberries and u-pick blackberries including some new blackberry patches we are excited to debut. We will also be offering our delicious u-press apple cider. Each group will get a crate of apples and a staff member will show them how to use our old fashion cider presses. Then the fun begins!

Our apple picking will begin the first weekend of October, which is when our apples are ripe and ready for picking. This year, due to COVID, we will be doing things a little differently. (Read COVID info here). We are thrilled to offer a reservation system for guests wishing to plan ahead and not have to stand in the entrance line. Reservations will be available beginning the Tuesday before each weekend. In order to reserve a time for your group, you will pre-purchase one bag of u-pick apples for $15. Our bags fit anywhere between 3.5-5 pounds depending on the size of apple and how many you cram in there 😊. Please only pre-purchase one bag per group, you do not need to purchase a bag for each member of your group.

During your reserved time slot, your group will enter the farm at a separate entrance instead of standing in the general admission line and begin enjoying your time on the farm right away. Once on the farm, there will be additional offerings such as u-press apple cider and u-pick berries for purchase. Each activity will have a table by it where you can order and pay, instead of paying in our small country store as we have done in previous years. This will allow our guests to remain outside and socially distant to enjoy all our activities if they choose. Our country store will remain open for guests who would like to browse our jams, sauces, soy candles and other items.

Guests without a reservation will still have a chance to enter the farm through the gate by our country store. We will admit groups based on the number of people on the farm at the time. We highly encourage you to reserve a timeslot with a pre-purchased bag but understand this is not always possible. We will do our best to accommodate as many guests as possible.

In addition to our reservation system, we have added some additional guidelines due to COVID-19. We will be sending out additional information concerning these safety measures. If you plan to visit us this season, we encourage you to visit our website and check-out our COVID update to learn more about everything we are doing to keep our family, staff, and guests safe this season. (Read COVID info here).

Thank you all for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at Willowbrook Apple Farm soon!

~ Farmer Ashley and the Driscoll Family

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