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Corey at Driftless Orchard
Peter Mehrkens at Driftless Orchard
Clare Neenan at Driftless Orchard
Madeline Neenan at Driftless Orchard


Clare, Peter, Madeline & Corey purchased 28 acres in Hager City, Wisconsin in the fall of 2016 to start a pick your own apple orchard. Clare and Madeline are sisters who grew up on a small farm in Hastings, MN. Peter grew up on a farm in Thief River Falls, MN, and Corey hails from the city of Willmar.



In the corner where Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin meet lies the driftless region. The last glaciers to move through Wisconsin missed this area, leaving deep river valleys and high bluffs not found in the surrounding Midwest. The rolling hills are beautiful and ideal for growing apples.



We follow the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to growing fruit. We monitor our crops closely for pests and use organic prevention techniques whenever possible. We don’t want to deal with chemicals any more than you do! Sometimes, a non-organic treatment is the best option to maintain our fruit quality. But we promise: we will never sell you something we’re afraid to eat ourselves.



We are halfway between Ellsworth, Wisconsin and Red Wing, Minnesota on Highway 63.

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