Apple Picking & Fall Fun in the Chicago Area

Happy first day of October!

This time of year is perfect for cutting back on buying more stuff. Instead I prefer to enjoy experiences while the weather is still beautiful. It’s an easy and simple change to make in order to reduce my impact on global warming. Now I just need an electric vehicle so I can explore more with the family.

Do you have any weekend plans? If not, I’ve written a review of the two fall farms we visited since moving to the Chicago area. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to get outside and enjoy this weekend.

The two places we visited are Keller’s Farmstand in Oswego and Jonamac Orchard in Malts. Both farms have everything your family could want, from apple picking to corn mazes.

We went to Keller’s before the pandemic and it sounds like they are requiring timed tickets this year. Our family had a great time picking apples and pumpkins. Unfortunately the apples are not organic; I believe the closest pick-your-own organic farms are in Wisconsin.

My son was only a year old when we went to Keller’s, but he loved all the play structures, slides, and cars. It’s a great spot for toddlers! We didn’t try the 8 acres corn maze, but hopefully we will one day when our kids are older!

Unfortunately I don’t remember purchasing any food nor drink at Keller’s. We did get lunch from a food truck at Jonamac Orchard and if I remember correctly it wasn’t the best, but we were hungry and happy to have something to eat. Next time I’ll have to buy some apple cider donuts so I can rate and review them.

When we visited Jonamac Orchard, my son was two years old and again there were plenty of age-appropriate activities for him. He was a little nervous at first, but he ended up loving the pony rides. They also have an area to pet and feed farm animals, including goats. At this farm we didn’t pick any apples, but they do have a pick-your-own apple orchard. It was another excellent day on another perfect fall farm.

I’m looking forward to some more fall adventures. What are some of your favorite fall farms?

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