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Christ Orchard

Christ Orchard Christ Orchard in Elmwood, IL is a family owned and operated Pick-Your-Own apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Christ Orchard has been family owned and operated for nearly 30 years.

The Midland Coal Company planted the orchard in the 1970s and asked the Elmwood FFA to manage it. Kurt Christ was integrally involved in the operation and upon graduation he began renting the orchard from the coal company. He then bought the orchard in the mid 1980s. The orchard has grown to include not only U-Pick apples, but also U-Pick pumpkins, fresh pressed apple cider, fall decorations, mums, fruit preserves and much more.

Operating as usual

We beat the rain! 🥳More Honeycrisp, EverCrisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, McIntosh, and Cortland trees are in the ground! T...
04/05/2022

We beat the rain! 🥳

More Honeycrisp, EverCrisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, McIntosh, and Cortland trees are in the ground! Thankful the rain held off!#christorchard #plant22

Pruning 2022 ✔️Next on the to-do list: tree planting!Stay tuned…
03/31/2022

Pruning 2022 ✔️

Next on the to-do list: tree planting!
Stay tuned…

There’s nothing like great pruning weather with a great pruning crew! #christorchard #crew22
03/02/2022

There’s nothing like great pruning weather with a great pruning crew! #christorchard #crew22

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
12/25/2021

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

The 2021 season has swiftly drawn to a close and all we can say is THANKS!  We appreciate each of you so much and can’t ...
11/28/2021

The 2021 season has swiftly drawn to a close and all we can say is THANKS! We appreciate each of you so much and can’t wait to see you in 2022!

Today is the last day of the 2021 season! We’re open until 6pm. Come see us and stock up for winter on all your favorite...
11/27/2021

Today is the last day of the 2021 season!

We’re open until 6pm. Come see us and stock up for winter on all your favorite things!

{Last Apple Update for 2021} Only one more day left to come and stock up on #smallbusinesssaturday! See you then!In the ...
11/27/2021

{Last Apple Update for 2021}
Only one more day left to come and stock up on #smallbusinesssaturday! See you then!

In the Shed: Yellow Delicious, Fuji, Chieftain*, Jonathon*, Pink Lady*, Winesap, Red Rome*, Gold Rush, Red Delicious, Winecrisp*

(*)=Many of these varieties will be running out sometime tomorrow!

We’re squeezing in yet another batch of cider before we close! Come on out and stock up! Our last day of the 2021 season...
11/26/2021

We’re squeezing in yet another batch of cider before we close! Come on out and stock up! Our last day of the 2021 season is tomorrow (Sat 11/27)!

Thanksgiving Week Hours:Wed 11/24 — 8am to 6pm (Turkey Pick-up)Thur 11/25 — ClosedFri 11/26 — 8am to 6pmSat 11/27 — 8am ...
11/24/2021

Thanksgiving Week Hours:

Wed 11/24 — 8am to 6pm (Turkey Pick-up)
Thur 11/25 — Closed
Fri 11/26 — 8am to 6pm
Sat 11/27 — 8am to 6pm (Last day of 2021 season)

The turkeys were up early this morning and have been delivered to the processor! For those who reserved a turkey:{Update...
11/23/2021

The turkeys were up early this morning and have been delivered to the processor!

For those who reserved a turkey:

{Update: Estimated ETA is 7pm tonight. They will be available for pickup 7-8pm tonight or tomorrow 8am-6pm}

They will be available for pickup tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) 8am to 6pm. However, they may arrive back to the orchard in time for pickup later this afternoon. I will update this post as soon as they arrive.

So, we want to know... what’s your favorite thing about coming to the orchard?Only 4 more days to get your fix!Last day ...
11/23/2021

So, we want to know... what’s your favorite thing about coming to the orchard?

Only 4 more days to get your fix!
Last day of the 2021 season is this Saturday!

#christorchard #farmfresh #favoritethings

Be sure to wish this bride-to-be a Happy Birthday today (one day late😅)! We’re so excited that in just a few weeks, this...
11/20/2021

Be sure to wish this bride-to-be a Happy Birthday today (one day late😅)! We’re so excited that in just a few weeks, this couple will tie the knot and Laura will officially be part of the Christ family!

{Apple Update 11/19} In the Shed: Chieftain, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, CandyCrisp, Jonathon, Pink Lady, Red Del...
11/19/2021

{Apple Update 11/19}

In the Shed: Chieftain, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, CandyCrisp, Jonathon, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Fuji, GoldRush, Winesap, Arkansas Black, Red Rome

While Supplies Last!
Last day of the 2021 Season is Sat, Nov 27.

Delicata squash are 2/$1! Never tried it? Check out this easy and delicious recipe!#throwbackthursday #christorchard
11/19/2021

Delicata squash are 2/$1!
Never tried it? Check out this easy and delicious recipe!

#throwbackthursday #christorchard

Roasted Delicata Squash: Step by Step

Did you know that delicata squash has a thin, edible skin? Follow this recipe for a crispy, flavorful side dish.

Step 1: Wash and dry squash
Step 2: Cut in half lengthwise
Step 3: Scoop out seeds
Step 4: Cut into thin slices
Step 5: Coat slices in oil and season to taste
Step 6: Roast at 425 for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prefer to not eat the skin? Prep squash through step #3 and then rub in oil, and roast at 425 for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Scoop out the sweet, smooth flesh and enjoy.

Due to the overwhelming response to our ground beef sale, we are SOLD OUT of ground beef until Spring 2022! Thank you to...
11/16/2021

Due to the overwhelming response to our ground beef sale, we are SOLD OUT of ground beef until Spring 2022! Thank you to everyone who stocked up and supported local!

We still have the following steaks available:
New York Strip....$14/lb
Top Sirloin...........$10/lb
Filet.....................$20/lb

Last day of the 2021 season is Saturday, November 27.

Acorn Squash are now 2/$1! Stock up for the winter! When they are stored in a cool, dry place, they will last up to a co...
11/15/2021

Acorn Squash are now 2/$1! Stock up for the winter! When they are stored in a cool, dry place, they will last up to a couple months.

Also, Butternut and Spaghetti squash are now 2/$2!

#farmfresh #christorchard #acornsquash

{11/13/21} There’s only 2 weeks left in our 2021 season! Check out the list below so you don’t miss out on any of our en...
11/13/2021

{11/13/21} There’s only 2 weeks left in our 2021 season! Check out the list below so you don’t miss out on any of our end-of-season sales!

Squash Sale: Buy One Get One Free! Many varieties are available including butternut, acorn, and spaghetti.

Cider Quantity Discount Sale: the more you buy, the more you save! Check out our earlier post for details.

Ground Beef Sale: Buy 10 lbs and get 1 lb free but hurry this one’s going fast!

Homegrown White Hulless Popcorn Sale: Buy One (2lb bag) and get one 40% off!

Also, we still have a great selection of fresh apples available with over 12 varieties.

November hours: Monday through Saturday 8am to 6pm. Closed Sunday and Thanksgiving Day. Last day of the season is Saturday November 27.

{Apple Update 11/12} Did you know that the late-season varieties are the best keeping ones? Stash them in your fridge an...
11/12/2021

{Apple Update 11/12} Did you know that the late-season varieties are the best keeping ones? Stash them in your fridge and you will enjoy crisp, flavorful apples for weeks or even months. Ask us for more tips and suggestions about storing apples for the winter.

In the Shed: Chieftain, Yellow Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, CandyCrisp, Jonathon, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Fuji, Gold Rush, Winesap, Arkansas Black, McIntosh, Red Rome

Last day of the 2021 season is Saturday November 27.

{Edit 11/15: we are SOLD OUT of ground beef! Thank you for the overwhelming response! We will have more available by 202...
11/12/2021

{Edit 11/15: we are SOLD OUT of ground beef! Thank you for the overwhelming response! We will have more available by 2022 season!}

{EDIT 11/13: No longer taking orders. First come, first serve.}
{Ground Beef Sale!} For a limited time, buy 10 pounds of our locally raised ground beef and get 1 pound FREE! Or, fill up your freezer and buy 40 pounds and get 10 lbs FREE!
(Edit 11/13: 40 lb sale is SOLD OUT)

*Original price is $5/lb. Sale will end November 27th or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Happy Birthday to the best little sis and co-worker I could ask for! Amy, you’re such a blessing to all of us! Hope you ...
11/10/2021

Happy Birthday to the best little sis and co-worker I could ask for! Amy, you’re such a blessing to all of us! Hope you have a special 21st birthday!

Our Quantity Discount Cider Sale has begun! Stock up your freezer at a great price! Buy 3 gallons: $6.99/galBuy 5 gallon...
11/09/2021

Our Quantity Discount Cider Sale has begun! Stock up your freezer at a great price!

Buy 3 gallons: $6.99/gal
Buy 5 gallons: $6.75/gal
Buy 10 gallons: $6.35/gal

{Apple Update 11/5} NOW is the time to stock up on your favorite variety before they’re gone! Only 3 weeks left in the 2...
11/06/2021

{Apple Update 11/5} NOW is the time to stock up on your favorite variety before they’re gone! Only 3 weeks left in the 2021 season!

In the Shed: Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, Candycrisp*, EverCrisp*, Jonathon, Granny Smith*, Red Delicious, SunCrisp, Fuji, Pink Lady, GoldRush, Winesap, Arkansas Black*, McIntosh*, Red Rome

(*)= While Supplies Last! Hurry out!

Last Day of the 2021 season is Saturday, Nov 27.

Warm it up. Add some spice. Enjoy! #hotapplecider #christorchard #farmfresh
11/05/2021

Warm it up. Add some spice. Enjoy!
#hotapplecider #christorchard #farmfresh

The last-of-the-season apple varieties are finally picked and making their way into the Shed! Now is the best time of th...
11/02/2021

The last-of-the-season apple varieties are finally picked and making their way into the Shed! Now is the best time of the season to stock up on varieties that will keep for months in the fridge.

November Hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 6pm
Closed Sundays.

Our November Squash Sale has begun! All squash and pumpkins are Buy One Get One FREE! We had a great crop so come on out...
11/02/2021

Our November Squash Sale has begun!
All squash and pumpkins are Buy One Get One FREE!

We had a great crop so come on out and stock up! Watch for Facebook posts each week featuring some of our favorite squash varieties along with tips and recipes!

#christorchard #farmfresh #wintersquash

{Sale Alert!} Now is the time to stock up on our homegrown white hulless popcorn! The 2 lb bag is Buy One Get One 40% of...
10/30/2021

{Sale Alert!} Now is the time to stock up on our homegrown white hulless popcorn! The 2 lb bag is Buy One Get One 40% off! No limits!

#farmfresh #christorchard #whitepopcorn #shoplocal

{Apple Update 10/29} Saturday (Oct 30) is the last day for U-PICK apples. We will have plenty of fresh apples available ...
10/29/2021

{Apple Update 10/29} Saturday (Oct 30) is the last day for U-PICK apples. We will have plenty of fresh apples available in the Shed until Saturday, November 27.

In the Shed: Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Chieftain, Cameo, CandyCrisp, EverCrisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, SunCrisp, Fuji, Pink Lady, Melrose, Winesap, Braeburn, McIntosh, Rome

U-Pick: Yellow Delicious, SunCrisp, Melrose, Winesap, Rome, Cameo, Fuji

EverCrisp apples are in the Shed!This cross of Fuji and Honeycrisp stays crisp for... like, ever! 😁 Grab some before the...
10/29/2021

EverCrisp apples are in the Shed!

This cross of Fuji and Honeycrisp stays crisp for... like, ever! 😁 Grab some before they’re gone!

#evercrisp #christorchard #farmfresh

{Mini Pumpkin Sale} All small pumpkins and gourds are now Buy One Get One Free! Stock up on decorative gourds, small pie...
10/26/2021

{Mini Pumpkin Sale} All small pumpkins and gourds are now Buy One Get One Free! Stock up on decorative gourds, small pie pumpkins, mini white pumpkins and more while supplies last.

{New Product Feature} What’s a better way to dress up a salad than a delicious dressing? From our newest addition of Roa...
10/26/2021

{New Product Feature} What’s a better way to dress up a salad than a delicious dressing? From our newest addition of Roasted Garlic Parmesan to the best selling Cucumber Dill, there are plenty of options for dipping, marinading, and jazzing up any bowl of greens.

Oh, and have you heard? Traffic Jam is back in the Shed! Stock up on all your favorite jams, dressings, and more while supplies last! Our last day of the season is Saturday, November 27.

U-PICK Pumpkin SALE:Only $3.99 (or less) ANY pumpkin from the patch! We still have a great selection!Pre-picked jack-o-l...
10/23/2021

U-PICK Pumpkin SALE:
Only $3.99 (or less) ANY pumpkin from the patch! We still have a great selection!

Pre-picked jack-o-lantern pumpkins are $6 or less. Pre-picked Giants $10 or less.

{Apple Update 10/22} One more week for U-Pick apples! We will still have plenty of fresh apples in the Shed until Novemb...
10/23/2021

{Apple Update 10/22} One more week for U-Pick apples! We will still have plenty of fresh apples in the Shed until November 27.

In the Shed: Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, Shizuka, SunCrisp, Chieftain, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Fuji, Melrose, McIntosh, Braeburn, Red Rome

U-Pick: Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, Jonathon, Red Delicious, Red Rome, Chieftain, Fuji, SunCrisp, Melrose

A fresh batch of delicious gourmet popcorn has just arrived! Grab some while it lasts!Flavors currently available:Sea Sa...
10/20/2021

A fresh batch of delicious gourmet popcorn has just arrived! Grab some while it lasts!

Flavors currently available:
Sea Salt Caramel
Caramel Cheddar
People Chow

{New Product Feature} Calling all olive lovers!Stuffed with jalapeño or blue cheese, these olives are delicious as an ap...
10/19/2021

{New Product Feature} Calling all olive lovers!
Stuffed with jalapeño or blue cheese, these olives are delicious as an appetizer, with charcuterie, or right out of the jar!

Address

4317 N Texas Rd
Elmwood, IL
61529

Telephone

+1 309-446-3324

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Do you still have ground beef?
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do you sale caramel apples?
Made some amazing and fresh cinnamon applesauce today with the “September wonder” apples! It is so so good!
Anyone else loving all things fall?! We took the girls to our favorite Christ Orchard & loaded up on Honeycrisp. I’m not sure who had more fun! Follow that up with our famous Spiced Cider & it was the perfect fall day! Try one today! We’re serving ‘em up at Walnut’s Citizens First State Bank until 10am.
Any chance you're getting peaches this year?
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Such a fun & perfect fall day today at Christ Orchard! Came home with some goods - I’ve been on a roasted squash soup kick lately and now I’m stocked for a while 😋
We have a hard time narrowing down our list of favorites but definitely near the top is your candycrisp. I feel like a little kid asking "are they ready yet?"😁
Apple Strudel with fresh apples from Christ Orchard! Thank you for always providing good products!
Is your parking lot paved, my wife is in a wheel chair? Are you set up for handicap accessible?
Do you have all the varieties of squash available for purchase now?