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Orchards of Gays Mills 


Farmers in the Gays Mills area learned early that the land on both sides of the Kickapoo River offered excellent conditions for apple-growing. In 1905, John Hays and Ben Twining collected apples from eight to ten farmers around Gays Mills for exhibit at the State Fair. The exhibit won first prize, then went on to capture first honors in a national apple show in New York. This experience prompted the Wisconsin State Horticulture Society to urge a project of "trial orchards" around the state to interest growers in commercial production. The society examined a site on High Ridge and planted five acres with five recommended varieties.
By 1911, the orchard had grown so vigorously that an organization was formed in Gays Mills to promote the selling of orchards. Today, more than a thousand acres here produce apples nationally known for their color and flavor.  
Gays Mills Apple Capital of Wisconsin
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Kickapoo

Kickapoo Orchards

Kickapoo Orchard is the perfect place for anyone looking for fresh apples and cider, bakery, or searching for a great time with the family. We have a large retail store, bakery & gift shop. 
61 varieties of apples
Home of the Apple Pizza
Fruit Trees for sale Grow your own
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Fleming Orchards

We feature 75 acres of apple trees on our beautiful bluffs of Gays Mills Our bakery has homemade caramel apples, apple cookies, apple pies, turnovers, fresh produce, specialty foods and baked goodies!
Sunrise

Sunrise Orchards

Located on the beautiful bluffs of rural Southwest Wisconsin, Sunrise Orchards, Inc. was established in 1913. At that time, the orchard was one of the original 40-acre Kickapoo Development Company apple plantings. Sunrise has been owned and operated by the Teach family for three generations.

Sunrise Orchards are planted on the ridges, high above the Kickapoo Valley, offering panoramic views of the Driftless valley. Sunrise produces at least 21 varieties of apples on 225 acres and up to 150,000 bushels of apples and other products annually
Hillcrest

Hillcrest Orchard

We grow over 24 varieties of apples

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West Ridge Orchard

Mid-August to Mid-November
7 day a week 8 am to 5 pm
cider

Turkey Ridge Orchard
ORGANIC

Open 7 days a week
September 1 to December
9 am to 5 pm
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Private Apple Orchard Tour