Looking for a family activity for the fall? Excited for sweater weather? Then look no further than Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm! This place has it all, for all members of the family. Keep reading to learn all about this fantastic Minnesota Destination.
About Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm
Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm is located off U.S. 169 in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, just southwest of Eden Prairie and Bloomington. Don’t let the name fool you – this is place more than just 45 acres of apples and hay. It’s one of the smaller Minnesota apple orchards, but there’s plenty of charm to be found!
Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm has restaurants, stores, three different pick-your-own patches for different produce, and a commitment to providing a fun place for the whole family. If you don’t care for the hustle and bustle of the large apple orchards, but still want the festive fall experience, then this is the perfect orchard for you.
Pick Your Own Apples
One of the best features of Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm is the pick-your-own section. Not only can you pick your own apples right off the tree, but they also have dwarf apple trees! That means your children will also have fun picking apples for themselves.
The pick-your-own section has 10 different apple varieties, and you can even sample them before you choose which variety to pick. Plus, you get to ride out there in a tractor-pulled wagon for that full autumn experience!
Raspberries and Pumpkins
If you’re not the biggest apple fan, don’t worry; the farm also has a pumpkin and raspberry patch. Both of these patches allow pick-your-own, too!
Plus, Pumpkin season at Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm means fall shopping: from jack-o-lantern pumpkins to ornamental corn and gourds. As with the apples, to reach the pumpkin patch, you’ll ride a tractor-pulled wagon! What fun!
Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm Scarecrow Festival
Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm holds the Scarecrow Festival every year in September and October. This has been an annual tradition when the former orchard owners, Phil and Mary Jo Morris started it in 1983. Clearly, the festival caught on because it’s been continued for over three decades!
You participate in the context by building a scarecrow yourself, orsimply enjoy all the scarecrow entries on display throughout the pumpkin patch and orchards.
Other attractions include a tombstone forest, animal exhibits, and play areas. There is a small admission fee, but you gain access to an astounding number of things to do.
Food and Flowers
As you pick apples, raspberries, and pumpkins, you’ll no doubt work up a sweat and make yourself hungry and thirsty. In that case, make sure to stop at Fizzy’s Soda Fountain. There you can choose from hot dogs, ice cream sodas, pies and brownies, floats, coffee, and more!
If you’re really hungry, there’s also Emma Krumbee’s Restaurant & Bakery, offering comfort food and drinks (and a happy hour for the adults!). The menu includes homemade soups, mashed potatoes, bread, and more!
You should also call ahead to see if the greenhouse and Apple Barn are open. There you can choose from a wide selection of mums, honey, pastries, squash, jellies, caramel apples… and the list goes on! As you can see, a day at Emma Krumbee’s is a full one.
Even if you’re not going to Emma Krumbee’s yourself, you can have Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm deliver flowers for your special occasions. They create special-occasion bouquets for weddings and other events.
An Award-Winning Company
The hard work of the staff has clearly paid off. The orchard isn’t just a family favorite, but also the winner of several awards. The Minnesota Office of Tourism even placed Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm in the “Top Annual Group Tour Festival and Events” for seven years!
As if it couldn’t get any better, the dollars you spend at Emma Krumbee’s go toward charitable causes. In addition to supporting the staff and upkeep of the orchard and farm, their profit goes to various causes like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Special Olympics.
Visit Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm!
Autumn will give way to winter before you know it, so head over to Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm. Whether for yourself, or to bring your kids to the goat exhibit, you are never going to be bored at this orchard!
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