Apr 14, 2021
Illinois Summer Horticultural Field Day is set for June 10

After a year of many challenges and on-line meetings, the Illinois State Horticultural Society announced the return of its in-person Summer Horticulture Field Day at Edwards Apple Orchard West in Winnebago, Illinois.

The Edwards Family invites guests to tour their orchard and farm market operation on Thursday, June 10, for the annual event. The orchard has been open for over 30 years and features 18 different varieties of apples from over 8,500 trees, freshly made apple cider and their famous apple cider donuts.

The business also has a pick-your-own pumpkins and raspberries, and grows autumn mums for fall displays. Activities include wagon rides, a children’s play area and petting farm with goat walk.

The farm market and bakery is located inside a renovated dairy barn built in 1893 providing the perfect backdrop for their unique seasonal gift items, food products, fresh apples, cider and donuts.

Not only will this be a good time to learn about the Edwards Family’s operation and experiences, but guests will also be able to speak with industry vendors, learn about new equipment and products and speak with other growers from all over the state.

There will also be specialty crop experts from the University of Illinois Extension available on a field tour to discuss specialty crops, disease and pest management, and more on apples, pumpkins, raspberries and mums.

Sign up today for a day of farm tours, educational talks, food and a chance to visit with vendors and friends both old and new.

This event is sponsored by the Illinois State Horticultural Society, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Specialty Growers Association.

Advance registration is $30 and includes lunch. To register and find more information, visit here.

Questions: Email Jenna Spychal, Summer Hort Field Day Coordinator, or call 217-254-5258.

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