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Jefferies Orchard

Jefferies Orchard Local produce, picked in season. Jefferies Orchard is located approximately five miles north of Springfield, Illinois just off Route 29. We are open daily from approximately early May to mid-November with fresh seasonal produce.

Call ahead to check what's in season.

Operating as usual

This weekend is our customer appreciation weekend!! Free hot cider and samples!! Our last day of 2021 is Sunday, Novembe...
11/13/2021

This weekend is our customer appreciation weekend!! Free hot cider and samples!!

Our last day of 2021 is Sunday, November 14. We have fresh cider, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, yellow potatoes, radishes, turnips, baking pumpkins and Fuji apples.
Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Our last day of the 2021 season will be November 14. Stop in and stock up on cider and apples! Also fresh in store: caul...
11/03/2021

Our last day of the 2021 season will be November 14. Stop in and stock up on cider and apples!

Also fresh in store: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale and baking pumpkins

Monday - Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

The wait is over — our famous CIDER is finally here! Made fresh here on our farm for over 100 years! $9 per gallon 🍎🍏 Al...
10/05/2021

The wait is over — our famous CIDER is finally here! Made fresh here on our farm for over 100 years! $9 per gallon 🍎

🍏 Also fresh in store: apples (golden delicious, Jonathan, Fuji and honey crisp), broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and tomatoes. Butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash. Fall gourds, pumpkins and mums 🎃

🍃 Our store hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Our u-pick crops are done for 2021

Happy Labor Day weekend! We’ll have regular hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Fresh from the fi...
09/04/2021

Happy Labor Day weekend! We’ll have regular hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Fresh from the fields!! Gala and Jonathan apples, broccoli, cabbage, eggplants, bell peppers and tomatoes

Last weekend for peaches!! We will finish the season this upcoming week!! Don’t miss out!! Cresthaven is available!!  Ye...
08/21/2021

Last weekend for peaches!! We will finish the season this upcoming week!! Don’t miss out!! Cresthaven is available!! Yellow, freestone and DELICIOUS!! 🍑

1/2 peck $12
Peck $20
1/2 bushel $35
Please call ahead to order bushels 217-487-7582

1016 Jefferies Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707
Mon-Sat 9 am to 6 pm. Sun 10 am to 5 pm.

Our u-pick season is over for 2021. Thank you!

It’s peach season!! Cresthaven is now available!!  Yellow, freestone and DELICIOUS!! 🍑1/2 peck $12Peck $201/2 bushel $35...
08/13/2021

It’s peach season!! Cresthaven is now available!! Yellow, freestone and DELICIOUS!! 🍑

1/2 peck $12
Peck $20
1/2 bushel $35
Please call ahead to order bushels 217-487-7582

1016 Jefferies Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707
Mon-Sat 9 am to 6 pm. Sun 10 am to 5 pm.

Don’t miss out!! This is our last variety of the year, 7-10 more days left!!

Our u-pick season is over for 2021. Thank you!

It’s peach season!! The first variety of the year is our Jefferies Family peach, our favorite!! Yellow, freestone and DE...
08/02/2021

It’s peach season!! The first variety of the year is our Jefferies Family peach, our favorite!! Yellow, freestone and DELICIOUS!! 🍑

Prices:
1/2 peck $12
Peck $20
1/2 bushel $35
Please call ahead to order bushels. 217-487-7582

More varieties coming soon: Blushing Star (white), Biscoe and Cresthaven!!

Hours: Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Monday through Saturday 9 am to 6 pm.

Our u-pick season is over for 2021. Thank you!

Our famous bi-color sweet corn is now available!! 7 ears for $5. 14 ears for $8. Peaches are next!! White varieties will...
07/21/2021

Our famous bi-color sweet corn is now available!! 7 ears for $5. 14 ears for $8.

Peaches are next!! White varieties will be late July. Yellow varieties early August.

Thank you everyone for a great strawberry and blueberry season — our u-pick crops are done for the year.

06/07/2021

Our store is currently not open daily as we are between crops.

THANK YOU to our loyal customers for a great asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry season! We were very fortunate to have a strawberry crop this year with two late frosts. We loved hearing your family strawberry stories, and we hope we're helping you make new memories!

Our next crop: u-pick blueberries late June through early July. More details will be posted on the website. www.Jefferies-orchard.com

We are now open with asparagus! Green and purple asparagus is $3.50 per pound. Monday-Saturday: 9 am to 6 pmSunday: 10 a...
05/02/2021

We are now open with asparagus! Green and purple asparagus is $3.50 per pound.

Monday-Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

2021 crop updates: Rhubarb in a week or so. Strawberries and peaches look great!

Last day of the 2020 season! We have cider, apples, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and baking squash. We’re open...
11/25/2020

Last day of the 2020 season! We have cider, apples, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and baking squash. We’re open until 5 pm!

Remember our last day is November 25!!
11/20/2020

Remember our last day is November 25!!

We’re open today with fresh cider and apples!! We also offer curbside pick up. Stop in and stock up before we close for ...
11/14/2020

We’re open today with fresh cider and apples!! We also offer curbside pick up. Stop in and stock up before we close for the 2020 season, Wednesday, November 25

Fresh in store: apple cider, Brussels sprouts, turnips, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, squash: Butternut, Spaghetti, Honey Nut, & Pink Banana Squash, small gourds and pumpkins for fall decor

Apples: Golden Delicious, JonaGold, Evercrisp, Fuji, Jonathon, & Honey Crisp

Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Are you stocked up on cider and apples? Our last day of the 2020 season is Wednesday, November 25! We have cider slushee...
11/07/2020

Are you stocked up on cider and apples? Our last day of the 2020 season is Wednesday, November 25!

We have cider slushees for $4 — perfect for these warmer fall days!

Fresh in store: apple cider, Brussels sprouts, turnips, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, squash: Butternut, Spaghetti, Honey Nut, & Pink Banana Squash, small gourds and pumpkins for fall decor

Apples: Golden Delicious, JonaGold, Red Delicious, Fuji, Jonathon, Honey Crisp, & Gala
(our u pick season is over)

*NOTE: Revised hours beginning Monday, November 9: Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

It’s pumpkin carving time! To celebrate Halloween, our Fall patch is on sale! LARGE Jack O’Lantern pumpkins, great for c...
10/28/2020

It’s pumpkin carving time! To celebrate Halloween, our Fall patch is on sale! LARGE Jack O’Lantern pumpkins, great for carving with the kids, are all only $4! While you’re out, pick up a gallon of our famous fresh-pressed apple cider for a cozy Fall night at home! 🍏🍎🎃
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Our famous apple cider is finally here! $8.50 per gallon. We’re open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm....
10/13/2020

Our famous apple cider is finally here! $8.50 per gallon. We’re open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

*our u-pick season is over for the year*

😋 It’s a great year for apples in Illinois! We’re picking our yummy, all-purpose Golden Delicious apples every day—avail...
09/12/2020

😋 It’s a great year for apples in Illinois! We’re picking our yummy, all-purpose Golden Delicious apples every day—available fresh in our market store! 😍🍎🍏 Many varieties, like Fuji, Jonathan, Honeycrisp, and more, are available in any size—from just a few apples, to whole bushels! #anappleaday #buyfreshbuylocal

Happy Labor Day weekend! We’re open today, 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm and Monday 9 am to 6 pm. Here’s what’s fre...
09/05/2020

Happy Labor Day weekend! We’re open today, 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm and Monday 9 am to 6 pm. Here’s what’s fresh in our store today: Broccoli, Kale, Sweet corn, Slicing and grape tomatoes, Green beans, Zucchini, Eggplant, Bell peppers, Red potatoes and yellow potatoes, Yellow onions, and local honey

Illinois Apples: Golden Delicious (our own), Gala, Honey Crisp, and Jonagold

Fresh from the greenhouse: Beautiful Fall Mums in many colors, Ornamental Kale, Gerbera Daisies, Basil plants, Perennial hibiscus plants

(All u pick is done for the year)

To everything there is a season! This week’s climbing temperatures will conclude a short but *sweet* peach season. Thank...
08/24/2020

To everything there is a season! This week’s climbing temperatures will conclude a short but *sweet* peach season. Thank you for such a fabulous, unforgettable year! 🍑❤️ Peaches have sadly come and gone, but you can still get all your favorites—apples, zucchini, eggplant, onions and baby red potatoes, and much, much more to come very soon—at our fresh market store, open daily. We harvest everything we grow fresh, every day!
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PHOTOS @maddiejefferiesmazzotti

Thanks, Grandpa Jefferies ❤️ PHOTO © @sjrbreaking
08/20/2020

Thanks, Grandpa Jefferies ❤️ PHOTO © @sjrbreaking

Did you know that corn, also called maize, has an ancient history? Archaeologists have unearthed corn grains from clay s...
08/12/2020

Did you know that corn, also called maize, has an ancient history? Archaeologists have unearthed corn grains from clay storage pots dating back to thousands of years ago. America’s founding farmers—Native American tribes across our continent—engineered and developed the first corn grains. Cooking sweet corn increases levels of ferulic acid, which has anti-cancer properties. Corn is full of B vitamins and essential minerals like iron and zinc! ❤️ We are open DAILY from 9-6, Sundays 10-5, with fresh-picked sweet corn, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelons, and local raw honey! Green beans, tomatoes, broccoli, squash and much more coming soon
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PHOTOS @maddiejefferiesmazzotti @ Springfield, Illinois

Since we sell fresh, in season produce, we had a brief break after a great pick-your-own blueberry season.  Thank you to...
07/23/2020

Since we sell fresh, in season produce, we had a brief break after a great pick-your-own blueberry season. Thank you to all of our wonderful blueberry pickers!

WE'RE NOW OPEN WITH TENDER, BI-COLOR SWEET CORN. 7 ears for $5. 14 ears for $8. We’re open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Sunday 10am to 5 pm.

07/15/2020

U-pick blueberries: July 15, 4-7 pm CANCELED

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we must cancel today's u-pick blueberries due to forecasted inclement weather and VERY limited crop availability. (We have the birds to thank, unfortunately!)

Next crops: Sweet corn any DAY NOW! A few peaches in August, followed by zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, apples, broccoli, cider, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, winter squash, and pumpkins.

We have finished our asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry season, and as such our store is not currently open daily. We sin...
06/14/2020

We have finished our asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry season, and as such our store is not currently open daily.

We sincerely thank all of our customers for a great Spring season! We look forward to seeing you very soon at pick-your-own blueberry time! Since we offer only what's fresh and in season, we will have a very brief break between crops. Pick-your own blueberries are next, around the last week of June. Please check back, as our website will be updated soon with all the blueberry details.

We have some lost and found items from our u-pick strawberry fields. Since we’re not open daily, these items are by our front door to pick up at your convenience.

U-pick strawberries: Due to unsettled weather moving into the area on Tuesday, June 9th, with a forecast of a 100% chanc...
06/09/2020
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U-pick strawberries: Due to unsettled weather moving into the area on Tuesday, June 9th, with a forecast of a 100% chance of rain, thunderstorms with lightning and possible tornadoes, we are putting all u-pick strawberry dates/times on hold. This decision doesn't come easily, but the safety and comfort of our customers is our first priority. We appreciate your understanding.

Please check this website for updates on the next u-pick dates including the next Family Day.

FAMILY DAYS: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENJOYED OUR FIRST FAMILY DAY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH. THANK YOU ALL FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES AND WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A SAFE AND PLEASANT DAY! OUR CUSTOMERS ROCK!

https://www.jefferies-orchard.com

Jefferies Orchard, Springfield

05/23/2020

To our friends and cherished loyal customers:
When our great grandparents opened their first roadside “u-pik” strawberry stand, their mission was to offer the folks of our community a safe and memorable strawberry-picking experience. Years have passed and that experience has grown from its humble beginnings into a cherished tradition for so many families. Our mission remains, and always will, that of our forebears: to grow nutritious food safely and dependably, right here at home on the land we all love. From sourcing and acquiring live plants of varying varieties early each Spring, maintaining soil health, calculating new field plots in locations where we can host public crowds, to strategic planting and frost control techniques, preparation for strawberry season is a process that occurs on the farm year-round. Each and every year, during this process, the convenience, comfort, and safety of our customers remains our highest priority.

This year, the safety and comfort of us all is more important than ever before. To keep everyone safe, this season, we are asking all guests to our strawberry patch to kindly abide by a few guidelines:

—Please send 1-2 healthy family members PER CAR to the strawberry fields, EXCEPT on designated “FAMILY DAYS.” We really want to do everything we can to avoid large crowds.
—Check in and receive provided container at our designated check-in spot. Per County health code, guests are required to use provided containers. You may not bring your own.
—Everyone is politely asked to wear a face mask when checking in, and during check-out. Parking is limited, so remember please to consider others and put your mask on before exiting your vehicle.
—All guests MUST maintain a distance of SIX FEET from all other pickers and staff.

As a small, family-run operation, we are always dependent on the help and hard work of our beloved friends and neighbors, aunts, uncles, and cousins each harvesting season. We truly couldn’t do it without their help, or without the support of our cherished, faithful customers. From us all at Jefferies Orchard, we sincerely thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time, where everyone is navigating different and challenging uncharted territory.

We will be posting u-pick dates soon, stay tuned!

Address

1016 Jefferies Rd
Springfield, IL
62707

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

2174877582

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Jefferies Orchard is located approximately five miles north of Springfield, Illinois (three miles north of Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport) just off Route 29. We are open daily from approximately late April to mid-November with fresh seasonal produce. Call ahead to check what's in season.

Our farm and market are still owned by the Jefferies Family. We've been growing fresh produce for over 75 years (and farming for over 150)! We specialize in produce picked in season. We grow real food for real people.

Community Supported Agriculture

While we don't offer weekly or monthly "boxes" by subscription, we're still a small, locally- and family-owned farm that greatly appreciates your support. Every time you make a purchase at our market, you're helping us to sustain our farm and our family, and to ensure that our produce is available for the community for years to come.

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Had a Jeffries Orchard dinner tonight! Green beans, sweet corn, sliced tomatoes and made a peach cobbler for dessert. Doesn’t get any better then that. Love the fresh food this time of year!
Once again Jefferies Orchard came through with some delicious crops. We enjoyed family time picking blueberries and baking blueberry bread and cookies. Thanks again Jefferies for keeping the local community happy 😊 #shoplocal
hows come there is no list on when you are picking all i see is 2020
Do you have any strawberries already picked?
The berry and cherry season is almost here! After a year of pandemic lockdown, this summer, get out of the house and get some fresh air and fresh berries and cherries at Jefferies Orchard! (of course, check with the farm's page for crop availability before you head out there!) Be sure to get a few pounds of extra berries to take home to freeze, make jams, smoothies, jellies, crumbles and more tasty treats. It's really easy with this simple, illustrated, easy to follow recipes: These are the pages on Strawberries • How to make strawberry jam http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryjam.htm • How to make Strawberry-rhubarb jam: http://www.pickyourown.org/rhubarb_strawberry_jam.php • How to make fig-strawberry jam: http://pickyourown.org/fig_strawberry_jam.htm • How to make strawberry jelly: http://pickyourown.org/strawberryjelly.htm • How to freeze strawberries: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberries_freezing.htm • How to can strawberries: http://pickyourown.org/strawberries_canning.php • How to make strawberry pie filling: http://pickyourown.org/strawberrypiefilling.htm • Strawberry picking tips: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberries.htm • Strawberry facts: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryfacts.htm • How to make strawberry-rhubarb pie: http://pickyourown.org/rhubarbstrawberrypie.htm • List of strawberry festivals in the US, Canada, UK: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryfestivals.php These are the pages on Blueberries • How to make blueberry jam http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberryjam.htm, • How to freeze blueberries http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingblueberries.htm, and • World’s best and easiest blueberry pie http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberrypie.php • Blueberry Facts, Picking Tips, Canning Directions and Recipes: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberries.htm • How to Can Blueberries: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberries_canning.htm • How to make blueberry jelly: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberryjelly.htm • How to make and can blueberry syrup (it works for strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, too): http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberrysyrup.htm • How to make home-canned blueberry pie filling to use later: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberrypiefilling.htm • How to make blueberry butter: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberrybutter.htm • Blueberry buckle coffee cake: illustrated directions for this great crumb-topping blueberry coffee cake: http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberrycc.htm These are the pages on Cherries • How to Make Cherry Butter - Easily! With Step-by-step Directions, Photos, Ingredients, Recipe and Costs: http://pickyourown.org/cherrybutter.php • How to Make Homemade Cherry Pie Filling: http://pickyourown.org/cherrypiefilling.htm • How to freeze cherries: http://pickyourown.org/peachesfreezing.htm • How to make cherry jelly: http://pickyourown.org/cherry_jelly.htm • How to Can Cherries, Using Whole Sweet or Sour Cherries: http://pickyourown.org/canningcherries.htm • How to can cherry juice: http://pickyourown.org/canning_fruit_juice.php • How to Make Cherry Jam or Cherry Preserves - Easily! With Step-by-step Directions, Photos, Ingredients, Recipe and Costs: http://pickyourown.org/cherry_preserves.htm • How to make cherry cobbler: http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/applecobbler.php • Cherry Festivals and Cherry Blossom Festivals: Where, When and More to Find a Cherry Festival Near You: http://www.pickyourown.org/cherryfestivals.php How to freeze strawberries: http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberries_freezing.htm
Asparagus ready yet?
Do you have asparagus ready yet?
Has the frost hurt the asparagus?
Any idea of when asparagus will be ready?
I’m hoping you will be open for strawberries this year!!
I’m a little late to post because, I usually post the day after Jefferies Orchard closes for the season. So I would like to thank the entire Jefferies Family and employee’s for doing an Outstanding job again for having outstanding fruit and produce all year long and the Outstanding Apple Cider. And thanks for all of your hard work you do and the outstanding customer service you provide all year long. Happy Holidays and see you all next Year. Dion P Holt