Visitors Guide to
Orchards
in the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway Area
Madison, Jersey, & Calhoun Counties, Illinois

   

The scenic hills and bluffs of the region, along with the Illinois and Mississippi rivers help to create conditions that protect the peach and apple orchards of the area. Beginning in July when the first peaches appear until the last of the apples are harvested in October, the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area offers its visitors the opportunity to sample fresh fruit right off the tree or vine at local orchards and berry farms. When in the area keep your eyes open for signs that dot the roadside that will direct you to this seasonal bounty. Please note that not all fruit is available at each orchard and not all operations are pick your own. If you are looking for something in particular it might be wise to call ahead.

Approximate seasons
Red Raspberries   mid-June to early July
Blueberries   ate June to early July
Blackberries   mid-July to mid-August
Peaches   begins mid-August
Apples   September and October
Pumpkins   mid-October through November
Christmas trees   mid-November through Christmas
Orchards
Bates Blackberry Farm
16943 Lageman Lane
Godfrey
Madison County
618-372-8363
  FARM STAND
Blackberries
Open: mid July early August
Call for availability
Blueberry Ridge Farm
Degerlia Hollow Road
Hardin, Calhoun County
618-576-2589
  FARM STAND U-PICK
Blueberries
Open: mid June mid July, daily from 7:30 am -5:30 pm
Eberlin's Orchard
RR1
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2025
  FARM STAND MARKET
Peaches
Open: July - August, daily from 7 am - 9 pm
Eckert's Country Store
and Farms

20995 Eckert Orchard Road
Grafton, Jersey County
618-786-3445
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
Peaches, apples, and pumpkins
Open: July - October, daily from 9 am - 6 pm
Forthschneider's
Deer Plain Road
Brussels, Calhoun County
618-883-2423
  FARM STAND
Peaches, apples, and pumpkins
Open: August - mid-October, daily from 8 am - 6 pm
Hagen Family Orchard
RR1, Box 112A
Brussels Ferry Road & Golden Eagle Ferry Road
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2385
  FARM STAND
Peaches, apples, and pumpkins
Open: mid-July - mid-October, daily from 9 am - 5 pm
Jacob's Orchard
Ridge Road
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2536
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
Peaches
Open: July - August, daily from 8 am - 5 pm
Kamp's Orchard
Auer Landing Road
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2410
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
Peaches, nectarines, plums, tomatoes, and blackberries.
Open: July - September, daily from 9 am - 6 pm
Krueger's Orchard
2914 Airport Road
Godfrey, Madison County
618-466-3576
  FARM STAND MARKET
Cherries, peaches, red raspberries, melons, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, squash and eggplant. Fall ornamental plants.
Open: July - October: daily from 11 am - 6 pm
Maupins Berry Farm
20792 Dabbs North Road
Jerseyville, Jersey County
618-498-4378
  FARM STAND U-PICK
Blueberries
June - early July
McCauley's
Hilltop Orchard

Wiegel Lane
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2556
  FARM STAND
Peaches, plums, and blackberries.
Open: July - Labor Day
Ringhausen Apple House
South of Jerseyville on US 67
Jersey County
618-376-6772
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
U-Pick peaches, apples, plums, and nectarines. In market: Peaches, apples, plums, nectarines honey, vegetables, cider, apple butter, jellies, and syrups.
Open: July December, Mon-Sat 12 pm - 6 pm , Sun 12 pm - 5 pm
Joe Ringhausen
Orchards & Market
24748 Reddish Road
Fieldon,
Jersey County
618-376-6772
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
U-Pick peaches, apples, plums, and nectarines. In market: Peaches, apples, plums, nectarines honey, vegetables, cider, apple butter, jellies, and syrups.
Open: July - December: Mon - Sat 8 am - 5 pm, Sun 12 pm - 5 pm
Tom Ringhausen Orchards
Illinois 100
east of the Hardin bridge
Jersey County
618-576-2311
  FARM STAND MARKET
Peaches, apples, cider, vegetables, pumpkins, and squash.
Open: July November, daily from 8 am 6 pm
Wiegel's Orchard & Market
Wiegel Lane
Golden Eagle, Calhoun County
618-883-2347
  FARM STAND
Peaches, white peaches and vegetables
Open: mid July mid September
Wieneke Brothers Orchards
Mississippi River Road
Golden Eagle
Calhoun County
618-883-2564
  FARM STAND
Peaches
Open daily during peach season 8 am - 6 pm
Yates Orchard
RR #1
near Grafton, Jersey County
618-498-3752
  FARM STAND MARKET U-PICK
Apples, pumpkins, cider, honey, jellies, and crafts.
Open: Open Labor Day - November 1, daily from 8 am -6 pm

Farmers Markets
and Roadside Stands
  Guide to the region's farmers markets and roadside stands where customers can find fresh fruits and vegetables.
   
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