Phone: (715) 963-2052
Fax: (715) 963-2032
Phone: (715) 963-2052
Fax: (715) 963-2032
We grow Connell Red, Cortland, Red Delicious, Duchess, Northwest Greening, Haralson,Honeycrisp, Tolman Sweet, Jonathan, McIntosh, Paula Red, Sweet 16, Whitney Crab, Wolfriver, Zestar, Spartan & Haralson Our apple season usually begins the end of August through mid to late Oct.
Located in Wisconsin's Picturesque & Rolling Countryside
Cain's Orchard was established by Kevin & Diane Cain in 1976. We were young, enthusiastic and energetic with dreams of embarking upon an agricultural adventure. We were lured to Hixton by the beauty and serenity of the land. The hills and slopes provide a microclimate with important winter protection and air drainage for our fruit. The close proximity of our orchard to I-94, Hwy. 95, and Hwy. 121 would prove to be a favorable location. Our venture and our dreams continue. Come share them with us....
(Future plans include our daughter Carmen & son-in-law Derrick Heard joining us in our operation-the Orchard will be re-energized with their youth, dreams & fresh ideas.)
Cains Orchard has a strong environmental message we wish to share with our customers. Our fruit is grown utilizing sustainable agriculture & incorporates integrated pest management. We recognize the importance of being a conscientious caretaker of the earth, its animals, plants & nature. We hope our customers experience a wholesome, healthy country experience & leave our orchard feeling recharged.
Closing for the Season Sunday September 25th!!
Going into our final day of apple season we do have Cortland, Tolman Sweet, Greening, Jonathan, Bonnie's Best, Golden Delicious & Connell Red & Jonathan but very limited quantities of all varieties. We cannot assure availability of these varieties as the day progresses as we are closing for the season due to being nearly sold out of apples! We however have an interesting shop with an array of novel to gourmet to practical items. We have free weekend tractor & Wagon Rides into the orchard & nature hiking trails into our pristine forest. Our apple crop was lighter this year due to the Mid-May frost which also affected the quantity & quality of some varieties. We also experienced hail when the apples were only 1/4 inch in diameter which nevertheless had a longterm impact on quality.The apples however are just as tasty as ever. Closing for the season with apples totally sold out Sunday September 25th.
To the Schools, parents & school children: Please know we fully intend to keep our scheduled appointments for the tours. The children so look forward to the tours as do we. Thanks you to the schools, teachers, parents & children for the continued interest in our orchard!
Grapes...The Grapes are sold out for the season
Blueberries... Some scattered, small Eliott blueberries still available, however the picking is on a steep hill which is a bit slippery due to recent rainstorms. You may drive to a parking area located @ the base of the hill. Our blueberries are sold U-Pick only. The blueberry price is $1.50 per pound. We encourage customers to bring 5 qt. ice cream buckets to pick in, although we do provide extra containers @ no charge. The scales which weigh your berries when you check them out in our shop is set up to deduct the weight of an ice cream bucket.
We grow 20,000 Highbush cultivated blueberries plants on 20 acres. The plants are 4-10 feet tall with most of the berries located between your knees & shoulders. We grow 9 varieties of blueberries. We encourage children & provide a neat lawn-like setting for picking. Ph: 715-963-2052 for Berry Updates or refer to this site for up-to-date berry information. Updated 09/25/2016
TOur Retail/Gift Shop offers:
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup skim milk
2 Tbs. butter, melted
2 cups blueberries
Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, mix batter til smooth. Pour melted butter in 1 or 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Pour in batter and sprinkle blueberries on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Bake for 1 hour if using frozen berries.
Mom's Apple Crisp
6 apples (peeled, cored & sliced)
1 cup sugar (divided)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
6 T. butter
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and cinnamon with apples in 8x12 inch pan. In a separate mixing bowl combine butter, flour and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until well crumbled. Spread over apples and press down slightly. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Best Blueberry Muffins
1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 2-1/2 cup blueberries, 2 cups flour
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffin cups. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar. Cream until pale & fluffy. Add eggs; one @ a time, beating after each egg. Beat in vanilla, baking powder and salt. Fold in half of the flour with a spatula, then half of the milk. Repeat, add berries. After batter is in muffin tins, top with 1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Bake 25-30 minutes.
Closing for the season Sunday September 25th @ 7 PM. Ready Picked Cortland. U-Pick Blueberries. Open 7 days per week 9 AM-7 PM. Updated 9/25/2016 Free Weekend Tractor & Wagon Rides, Nature Trails, Picnic & Play area
Check out a video about us on youtube: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Cain's Orchard
We are located just off I-94, 3/4 mile east of Hixton on Hwy. 95. Turn left onto North Branch Rd. - 3/4 mile to Cain Rd. Turn left into orchards.
At Cain's Orchard you'll also find -
Nature Hiking Trails
RV & Bus Parking
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