Apple "Plukkin" at Eplegaarden

It's time for Apple "Plukkin" at EPLEGAARDEN in Fitchburg! If you don't have out of town plans for Labor Day weekend, join us for this fun annual event.  (Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Social with FREE ice cream on Labor Day Weekend!)

The ever popular Honeycrisp apples are expected to be ready for picking the first week of September - hopefully September 1st counts!  Several other varieties will also be available,and self-pick raspberries are also available.  

For those interested, we will head over to the Great Dane-Fitchburg for lunch after we finish picking.  For those who did this event a couple of years ago, we do not have a conflict with the Madison Ironman this time, so you can actually get to the orchard without the obstacle course!

Park in the parking lot and walk up da drive towards Eplebutikken (The Apple Store).

Meet at "Ole's Information Station" first (to the left of the store deck) or go to Eplebutikken on less busy weekdays. Find out:

· What's available for plukkin dat day. (It changes every day.)

· Ver to go fer plukkin apples and raspberries. (It changes every day.)

· Prepay for Selv Plukk bags

· How to plukk. A pre-visit tip from Ole. "Both feet must be on the ground to plukk apples. (Dat's right . No tree climbing.)"

· Other Rules for Plukkin.

Directions to Eplegaarden: 

From central Madison or within the City of Fitchburg, drive exactly 4 miles south of Madison south Beltline (Hwy[masked]) on Seminole Hwy, turn right (west) on Whalen Road, go ¼ mile, turn left (south) on Fitchburg Road, go ¼ mile to 2227 Fitchburg Road. Eplegaarden sign at entrance.

From City of Oregon, go west on M, past Fish Hatchery Rd to Fitchburg Road, turn right (north) on Fitchburg Road, go 1 mile north to 2227 Fitchburg Road.

From the City of Verona, go east on Whalen Road 3 miles to Fitchburg Road, turn right (south), go ¼ mile to 2227 Fitchburg Road.

Visit their website at for more info.

Followed by lunch @ the Great Dane Fitchburg. From Eplegaarden, turn left out of the parking lot, right (east) on Whalen Road, left on Fish Hatchery (approx. 2 miles).  The Great Dane is in the Hatchery Hill complex just past highway PD, on your left.  Entrance is up the hill on Cahill Main Street, behind the strip mall.

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  • Bridget W

    I thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was a great group of women to meet.

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could have attended. When I received the note the previous day about the plan interruption. I waited for an email by 8:30 on the day of the event and when that did not arrive, I made alternate plans. I wish I could have been there.
    Maybe next time.

    September 1, 2013

  • Sherry

    Oh gosh, I'm new to WI! What alternate can I take if the bridge is out, although I'm in Fitchburg so will check my GPS and see if she gets me there without problems. I'm at Fish Hatchery and Lacy.

    September 1, 2013

    • Sherry

      I'm running late, but thank you Nancy! Maybe 15 minutes. I'll take your number with me to call you when I'm there. Thank you for the info and glad we're so close by!

      September 1, 2013

    • Sherry

      My cell is[masked]

      September 1, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    Hi ladies - we're a go. Looks like any rain will hold off until this afternoon. Take down my cell in case you have a last minute change or get lost! [masked]

    September 1, 2013

  • Bridget W

    Just a reminder - The Seminole bridge is out. You will have get to Seminole from the service road or pick it up off of PD.

    August 31, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    HI ladies - the weather forecast calls for it to still be hot, with a chance of thunderstorms for Sunday. I will make a call by 8:30 am whether its a go or not based on the updated conditions. If Sunday doesn't work, watch for a move to Monday instead.

    August 31, 2013

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