For over 150 years, Trempealeau County has been creating some of the most iconic tastes of autumn: apples and freshly pressed cider. The first recorded apple harvest took place before the Civil War in 1858 and in the decades since, the art of growing scrumptious apples in the fertile soil near the Mississippi River has been perfected!
Today, there are three commercial orchards in Trempealeau County. All three offer unique experiences that can create lasting memories to enjoy with your friends or family.
Sacia Orchards near Galesville, is the 2nd largest orchard in Wisconsin and has been family owned for over a century. Visit their website to learn more about their offerings that are both diverse and delicious.
Ecker’s Apple Farm, near Trempealeau, has been family owned for over 70 years. In addition to apples, they offer an outstanding selection of craft brews, and feature live music. Here’s a link to their webpage to check out their band schedule and what’s been picked, and what’s on tap.
Ferguson’s Morningside Orchard is on a site that has been producing apples since the 1870’s, and today it is part of one of the largest orchard systems in the Midwest. Check out their website to learn more about the fun experiences they provide.
Besides orchards, the Galesville and Trempealeau area is rich in opportunities for outdoor recreation, scenic drives, and Farmers’ Markets.
Create a tradition with your friends or family of making a fun weekend trip to enjoy a taste of autumn in Trempealeau County!