All Seasons Orchard
About Us | 30 Years
History Of The Farm
All Seasons Orchard is a family run and operated apple orchard and pumpkin farm located in Woodstock, IL. The orchard got its start more than 30 years ago when Jim and Sue Hong planted their first apple trees. Unfortunately, these trees did not fare well so James decided to attend Kellogg Apple School at Michigan State University. Equipped with more knowledge, in 1993, the Hongs planted 3,000 apple trees and 4,000 more the following year. Their perseverance paid off as these trees flourished and created the foundation for the more than 15,000 apple tree orchard you see now.
Today the orchard has grown to include a pumpkin patch, corn maze and various farm fun activities and amusements. In honor of the 30th anniversary in 2023, many new attractions have been added to the Barnyard, including a giant corn box, ropes course, Bee Lines, Barnyard Ball Zone, and more.
Each year visitors stop by the orchard with their families and loved ones to pick apples, enjoy one of our famous cider donuts, play on the farm and create lasting memories. It has been a privilege to welcome these visitors and we are honored to be a part of these family traditions.
Working With Nature At All Seasons Orchard
We use agricultural practices that help our trees produce high quality apples while minimizing our impact on the environment. That includes implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles. IPM allow us to minimize spraying by strengthening the orchard ecosystem so that conditions are favorable for the apple trees and beneficial insects but unfavorable for pests. We also allow natural processes to replace chemicals whenever we can. For instance, if you have gone apple picking you may have noticed all the apples that fall to the ground. Some dropped apples are used for our apple canon but the vast majority are left on the ground to act as a natural fertilizer.
Benefits Of Being Local
Many apples from the grocery store travel from another state or even overseas. We’re proud that All Seasons apples are Illinois grown right in our orchard. Your visit to the orchard supports a local farm and also produces less carbon emissions compared to the fuel required to ship an out-of-state or overseas apple.