Our family took an afternoon trip out to Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, IL during our trip to Wisconsin last month. We had such a fun time exploring the old farm. There is so much to do at this location. Look at how lovely the old barn is!
We probably spent an hour looking through their mini market and HUGE store filled with gorgeous farmhouse decor all located inside the old barn. They also sell fresh pressed apple cider AND….the main attraction the apple cider donuts! These things are addicting and make my husband stingy! When we went they also had apple picking, and a pumpkin patch that we let our boys go through.
If that wasn’t enough they also have a vintage farm equipment museum where you can reconnect with the history of farming. I especially loved seeing the photos of the farm and how it started and adapted to what it is now. They have so many pieces of farm equipment, old school desks and industrial machinery, it’s like stepping back in time.
Our family’s favorite area was the outdoor play park for kids (of course) complete with a chicken wire maze. My words cannot do it justice so I’ll let these pictures do the talking.
We spent so much time playing on the old tractors and in the mini schoolhouse. My oldest kept singing “Tractors Oh Tractors, You Get The Job Done” which is The Tractor Song by Youtuber Blippi. My son’s dream of riding a tractor came true. All thanks to someone being thoughtful and re-purposing some old farm equiptment. It is amazing how easy it is to blow a kids mind. My son couldn’t believe he could even touch it!
We love this place and wish we lived close enough to visit again. If you live in the area or are planning a trip you can find more information at the Edward’s Apple Orchard Website.