Farms, Orchards and U-Picks

At a farm, families can see the machinery that is used in harvesting crops, as well as the different crops that are produced. Some farms even have interactive areas where children can get up close to small farm animals. You can also get a firsthand look at where some of the foods we eat everyday are grown and harvested. Orchards provide a look into how different varieties of fruits and fruit trees are cared for and grow, enabling children to see how the process that goes into planting and harvesting. In the fall, u-picks are a great place to visit allowing everyone to select their own pumpkins to carve or decorate. Some locations even have a coinciding celebration with hot apple cider, kids’ games, hayrides and a petting zoo with farm animals. U-Picks are a way to experience getting fresh fruits, vegetables and berries without having a garden to tend. The different seasons offer an ever-changing variety of produce to select at a u-pick. The communities along the byway share a rich agricultural history, so next time stop in to a farm, orchard or u-pick to enjoy the local produce and hospitality.

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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau

610 South Devil's Ladder Road
Galena, IL 61036

Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau

Argo Acres
16295 Argo Fay Route
Thomson, IL 61285

Fairhaven & Creamery Road
Thomson, IL 61285

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

17325 20th Avenue North
East Moline, IL 61244

Shady Knoll Farm, Inc. & Pumpkin Patch
3115 Dennhardt Road
East Moline, IL 61244

16115 Hubbard Road
East Moline, IL 61244

Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

1628 Edgewood Orchard Lane
Quincy, IL 62301

2833 South 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

Joe Ringhausen Orchard & Market
24748 Reddish Road
Fieldon, IL 62031

Eberlin's Orchard
R.R. 1, Box 59
Golden Eagle, IL 62036

R.R. 1, Box 138A
Golden Eagle, IL 62036

Kamp's Orchard
R.R. 1, Box 114
Golden Eagle, IL 62036

Macauley's Hilltop Orchard
Weigel Lane
Golden Eagle, IL 62036

20995 Eckert Orchard Road
Grafton, IL 62037

Ringhausen Apple House
U.S. Highway 67
Jerseyville, IL 62052

R.R. 1, Box 130
Kampsville, IL 62053

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth

2765 Turkey Hill Lane
Belleville, IL 62221

951 South Green Mount Road
Belleville, IL 62226

Green Acres Farm
6200 Rock Springs Road
East St. Louis, IL 62203

11477 Pocahontas Road
Marine, IL 62061

5483 State Route 154
Red Bud, IL 62278

G & C Meyer Farm
4370 Rock Castle Road
Steeleville, IL 62288

Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

3925 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

Mileur Orchard
172 Mileur Orchard Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966

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Farms, Orchards and U-Picks