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Apples, pumpkins, and great family fun in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area!

Our motto at Wilson’s is “Take a Walk, Eat an Apple”. As one customer said, it is not really a tagline, it’s a mission statement here. Wilson’s is part nature park, part orchard. Surrounded by old oak forest, the farm occupies both sides of a valley with Rapid Creek winding through the land. Joyce and Robert ‘Chug’ Wilson first fell in love with this ground in 1980 and set to work building an orchard of apples that tasted like apples should. They planted over 120 varieties over the years, all chosen based on one simple criterion: great taste.


At Wilson’s you will find big apples, small apples, green ones, yellow ones, purple ones, each with its own flavor and texture. In October you can find a variety of pumpkins as well!

Wilson’s Orchard is a great family place. Enjoy fresh fruit at its best, as you walk around our bit of heaven. On weekends, take a tractor ride out to do your picking and strolling. At the barn you’ll find our famous apple turnovers, hot out of the oven. Fresh apple cider is on offer as well as dried fruit and plenty of other cool stuff. Fruit, family and fun – they all come together at Wilson’s.

Best of all, your support of Wilson’s Orchard is support for local food and a strong local economy. We are proud of the food we grow and happy that every customer can come see how (and why) we do it. Our farming and marketing involve low inputs, low food miles and low carbon emissions, which is way good for us and our community. Plus we have the apple turnovers…

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