Gary and Pat Grissom planted their first fruit trees in the spring of 1963.Included in the first planting were both apple and peach trees.The orchard has continued to expand with 70 acres presently under cultivation. Our peach harvest begins the third week of July, and finishes the first week of September. Apples are continuous, starting in mid-July. Our main crop of apples starts on Labor Day and continues until we are sold out. Our fruit is sold directly to our drive-in customers.Our hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.We are open daily from mid-July till January. We are located one mile north of Greenup, Illinois on route 130. For the fall season, we offer pumpkins, gourds, mums and other fall items. We also offer hilking trails, petting zoo and a maze. When the time changes, we close at 5:00pm.
Our children, Trev and Tracy Michelle are taking over the everyday business of running the orchard. Gary is still involved and will oversee production.