Illinois October 10, 2018
These 7 Cider And Donut Mills In Illinois Will Put You In The Mood For Fall
It’s the time of year for apple cider and its amazingly delicious spawn: apple cider donuts. We’ve got seven different cider mills that are also milling out donuts just about every day this fall.
These popular treats make apple orchards worth the trip. Scroll on to learn where in Illinois you can get the absolute best cider and donuts this year.
1. All Seasons Apple Orchard
Open September 1-November 1 each year, this excellent cider mill makes some of the best fall treats in the state. Cider is pressed fresh weekly and is made completely from apples. Donuts are made fresh all day long and can be bought by the dozen and half dozen. Find these sweet treats at 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098 on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends (as well as holidays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2. Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
The apple cider donuts at this lovely cider mill come glazed or coated in cinnamon sugar. The fresh cider is so good it's sold at nearby grocery stores. In addition to enjoying tasty treats, guests who visit here will also find a wealth of fun fall activities to enjoy like a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, rope maze, obstacle course, pony rides, and more. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this farm is located at 3902 S Duncan Rd., Champaign, IL 61822.
3. Tanners Orchard
In business since 1947, this lovely orchard makes hot, fresh apple cider donuts daily, and you can smell them as soon as you walk inside. In addition to cider, there is also homemade fudge, pies, and caramel apples to be found. A wealth of fun activities are available on this 40-acre farm. Hours vary depending on what all you want to do here, but most attractions and the market are open from 8 or 10 a.m. until about 5 p.m. Find it all at 740 IL-40, Speer, IL 61479.
4. Kuipers Family Farm
Spanning 230 acres, this gigantic farm is full of wonderful things to explore and enjoy. Made with the fresh apple cider that comes from the apples grown on these acres, the donuts at this farm are second to none. Many people stock up on them each fall and freeze them to enjoy throughout the year. Get yours at 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park, IL 60151. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5. Rendleman Orchards
This Shawnee Hills orchard has been around since 1873 and is known for growing different fruits all year round. The farm's market is open July through December, and this is the perfect time of year for the its delicious apple cider and apple cider donuts. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is located at 9680 IL-127, Alto Pass, IL 62905.
6. Valley Orchard
This 35-acre orchard is home to 25 different types of apples and 5,000 trees. The farm grows fresh fruit all year long and has been in business since 1977. In addition to cider, donuts, and fresh-picked apples, guests also enjoy homemade pies, fudge, cinnamon bread, and much more. The place is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
7. Okaw Valley Orchard
This great orchard is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Apple cider and apple cider slushies are most popular here next to the amazing donuts. Guests also look forward to apple cinnamon rolls, pies, streusel cake, dumplings, and much more as well. Find these fabulous treats at 724 Cr 1750n, Sullivan, IL 61951.
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Where else in Illinois can you get amazing cider and apple cider donuts? Share your favorite fall farms with us below in the comments.