Schweizer Orchards

Schweizer Orchards is a family-owned business in St. Joseph that has begun selling fall produce and decorations.

Schweizer Orchards is a family-owned business in St. Joseph that has begun selling fall produce and decorations.

Cory Schweizer, CEO of Schweizer Orchards, said they have produced and packaged high-quality River Bend Apples for over four generations.

He said this is the perfect time of year for you-pick apples in the orchard.

Inside their store, they have fresh-picked and homegrown apples including Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, Fuji, Jonagold, Gala and Jonathan. They also have a freshly made apple cider slush to drink at their retail location.

In addition, their River Bend Apples are available for purchase at Hy-Vee supermarkets.

They are offering customers fall decorations, pumpkins, gourds, jams, jellies and honey.

Hayride season at the orchard will be every Saturday and Sunday from now through Halloween.

Customers can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, search for the perfect pumpkin, shoot their apple cannons or race through the corn maze.

Children can also take the train ride or play on the playground.

For the Chrstmas season, they have White Pine and Scotch Pine fields where customers can choose and cut their own tree down. For customers on the go, they have pre-cut trees available.

Schweizer Orchards is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Schweizer Orchards is located at 5455 SE State Route FF in St. Joseph. They can be contacted by phone at 816-232-3999. They can be found online at http://www.schweizerorchards.com/ or on Facebook at Schweizer Orchards.