Opening soon for the 2015 season!

We are watching the apples and making preparations for another great apple harvest this year! We anticipate the first apples - Honeycrisp - to be ready about a week after Labor Day. While Honeycrisp apples are not available for You Pick, they will be available for sale at the orchard while supplies last.

There are some changes happening at the orchard this year.
* Our open hours are changing. Please check back here for those updates.
* We are expanding our Fundraising opportunities! If your organization, school, church group, or team needs to raise some money this fall, contact us to learn how a Local Apple Fundraiser could work for you.
* Since Dahls closed, we are working with different grocery stores. The list of stores carrying our apples will be updated as information becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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We Encourage You to Pick!

McWilliams Apple Orchard is a small, family orchard near Maxwell, IA. We have four different varieties of apples: Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Chieftain, and Haralson. See our Varieties of Apples page for information on each type of apple.

If you are looking for a quiet, Iowa, country apple orchard where you can relax and pick your own apples, this is the place for you. We don't have any other fancy entertainment, but we are simple, friendly, and best of all local.

Check out where to buy our apples in Iowa or contact us to set up a time to come to the orchard.

We also have apple wood for smoking. It is sold in custom-sized chunks for $0.50/pound. Apple wood is available year round, and can be picked up at the orchard or delivered to a location on the north side of Des Moines.

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