Apple Orchards Near You!

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We make our clients STAND OUT with our #MarketplaceApproved Offer. We guarantee the buyer we will close on – time and if we don’t we will pay them $5,000. For more information visit our website.

Its that time of year to go check out some apple orchards!! Here are some nearby that we love!!

Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings

Afton has several varieties of apples to pick and other produce such as raspberries and pumpkins. Also on-site are a corn maze, a petting zoo, tractor rides, and baked goods for sale. Its Apple Festival is usually held during the first three weekends of October, with family-friendly entertainment and fireworks.

Check out their website! 

 

Apple Jack Orchards, Delano

A cheerful family-run orchard, this farm has lots of different apples, including the University of Minnesota’s SweeTango variety. There are lots of things for children like a play area, a petting zoo, and wagon rides all week. Plus, there’s entertainment and live music on the weekends.

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Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm, Belle Plaine

Emma Krumbee’s Orchard features many popular fall attractions, including a petting zoo, a maze, a restaurant, and an annual scarecrow festival. You can also take a tractor ride out to the apple orchards to pick apples at your leisure, but keep in mind there is an admission charge for some attractions at the farm.

Check out their website! 

 

Fireside Orchard and Gardens, Northfield

Located about 40 minutes south of Minneapolis, Fireside Orchard grows and sells Chestnut Crabapple, SweeTango, Honeycrisp, First Kiss, KinderKrisp, and Cortland apple varieties, among others. It also has Halloween pumpkins, a rose garden, and a collection of vintage tractors to admire.

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Minnesota Harvest Orchard, Jordan

Like many orchards, there are more than just apples at Minnesota Harvest. It has a petting zoo, a playground, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, horse rides, live music, seasonal entertainment, plus 25 varieties of apples to choose from. Keep in mind that it’s a popular wedding destination, so some areas tend to be closed off for celebrations.

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Minnetonka Orchards, Mound

This apple orchard is a popular destination with lots of attractions, hayrides, a playground, seasonal events, and entertainment. Minnetonka Orchards charges an entrance fee, but only on the weekends, and the thrifty can save by visiting during the week. However, the farm is closed annually from January through late August, so don’t try to go until apple season is in full swing.

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Pine Tree Apple Orchard, White Bear Lake

Pine Tree Apple Orchard has pony rides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and weekend entertainment for folks visiting the farm. Additionally, you can shop for some homemade bakery products, caramel apples, and fresh cider.

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Sweetland Orchard, Webster

Sweetland Orchard focuses on growing great produce including apples, plums, and pears, all pre-picked for you to purchase. The farm is perfect for a peaceful day out in the country, although there may be noise from a kids play area in the barn.

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Whistling Well Farm, Hastings

Whistling Well Farm is one of several orchards in the pretty St. Croix Valley. This farm is just south of Afton State Park, where you can pick your own apples from the orchard’s 5,000 trees, and you can also pick pumpkins from the patch or shop for mums in the store.

Check out their website! 

Community SHRED Day!

Now that Spring is FINALLY upon us, we are sure your paperwork has been piling up! Now is your chance to get rid of it with ease and security!
We will provide a Professional Shredding Service that will Shred your documents on site! Food from Gess What’s Cooking (Number 3 Rated Food Truck in MN) will be available for purchase!

A drawing for an Amazon Alexa and for a Spring 4hour Deep Clean from our favorite Professional Cleaning Company will be happening! Don’t miss out!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-shred-day-tickets-45693083242

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR SPRING HOUSE HUNT!

Each spring as the temperatures warm up, so does the housing market. Even before the snow has melted, sellers are preparing their homes to be listed, and buyers a readying themselves for a search.

If you are among those who plan to buy a house this spring, here are the key first steps you should be taking to get started.

  1. Meet with our team!
    Meeting with a Loan Officer is one of the most important first-steps you can take once you realize you want to become a homeowner. We will review your overall financial situation, go over mortgage options, and help you determine what homes will be within your price range. For this reason, it is important to get started on the mortgage process before you begin seeing properties with your Realtor. Meeting with us early on also gives you a chance to catch and address credit-related issues you may not be aware of. By meeting with your us first, you will be prepared to act fast when you find your dream home.
  2. Find a Realtor 
    Once you have reviewed your financial situation, taken care of any issues, and understand your budget, your next step should be to find a Realtor.  We have some helpful recommendations based on professionals we have worked with. Friends and family can also be great resources for agent referrals. Once you have met with a Realtor you feel comfortable working with, you can begin to determine your priorities and define the parameters of your search.
  3. Build Your Wish List
    Take some time to think about your priorities. This will be a big help once you begin your home search. Work with your Realtor to outline which neighborhoods, school districts, and amenities you are looking for. Determine which features are a preference and which are must-haves. Going into the spring market with a clear vision of what you are looking for will save valuable time and make it more likely that you will spot the house that is right for you when it hits the market.

In many areas the spring housing market can be hectic, but with a little planning, and the right home buying team, you can be sure you are off to a great start on your path to home ownership.

To get the process started by applying for a loan application – click here.

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