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Siouxland’s greener pastures, organically speaking, Eden Valley Apple Orchard

10 Oct

This past weekend I drove north in Siouxland into South Dakota just across the border from Iowa. This part of South Dakota is still considered part of of Siouxland. A friend had told me about an organic apple farm, the Eden Valley Apple Orchard and Farm.

It was nestled back into the countryside among rolling cornfields yet to be harvested. The orchard/farm offers 18 different varietals of apples. Most good for just eating or baking, and some just for baking. Red delicious, Honeygold, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Wolf River, Sweet Sixteen, Haralreds, Haralsons, Connel reds, Northwest Greenings, Cortlands and Firesides to name a few. You could take those already picked, or walk the acreage and pick your own. I believe they said the apple orchard covered 28 acres. A nice autumn day, apples to eat on the way back, not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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