March 20, 2018

Happy 1st Day of Spring

This is the time of year that many of you start asking about what the winter has done to the fruit? We are happy to report that this prolonged cool weather is actually great for the fruit. The trees are a little behind normal at this time and that means we shouldn't bloom really early like 2012 when the state lost 90% of it's apple crop! We have a long way to go with spring frosts but the crop has to start good to end good.

A very exciting thing happened on December 6th Kapnick Orchards took 1st place in the Michigan Sweet Cider Contest in Grand Rapids Michigan!

Our store is still open and thanks to our great apple crop we will have fresh apples until early April 2018 and fresh pressed cider until June 2018. We are still making press donuts, pies and all kind of goodies.

New items include our vegetable seeds are slowly making their way into the store and we are expecting seed potatoes in late March and sweet onion plants in early April. By mid April our hardy vegetable plants (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts) should be available. Our greenhouse will have a great selection of vegetable transplants by early May and lots of annuals, prennials and hanging baskets!

Kapnick Orchards Hours

January - March
Monday - Saturday (7 am - 6 pm)
Sunday (9 am - 5 pm)

April - August
Monday - Saturday (7 am - 7 pm)
Sunday (9 am - 5 pm)

September - October
Monday - Friday (7 am - 7 pm)
Saturday (7am - 8pm)
Sunday (8 am - 6 pm)

November - December
Monday - Saturday (7 am - 6 pm)
Sunday (9 am - 5 pm)


Kapnick Orchards has been a family owned business for many years. It was founded in 1958 by Robert and Gertrude Kapnick and Charles and Janice Kapnick. Our farm market, near Tecumseh, was first opened in 1961. In 1975, Charles and Janice purchased the market from Charles' parents Robert and Gertrude Kapnick. Currently the market is operated by Sharon and Bruce Shaffer and Scott Robertello, who purchased the farm from Janice in 2001. Sharon is the daughter of Janice and Charles. In 2011, Kapnick Orchards celebrated their 50th anniversary. During the fifty years, Kapnick Orchards has seen many changes. It was transformed from a one room store to the larger operation of today.

Not only has the size grown, but also so has the product line. We have our own bakery and cider mill. Our product line includes many fruits and vegetables, and our own homemade fudge and apple butter. We also carry a great line of jams, candies and nuts. We press our own un pasteurized cider, which gives it a unique and fantastic flavor, but we also offer our cider treated with UV light as an alternative to pasteurization.

Fall is a great time at Kapnick Orchards. We offer u-pick apples and pumpkins. We conduct many school tours and have wagon rides through our Enchanted Forest. Kids love to visit, pet, and feed our farm animals. The second weekend in October is our annual Apple Festival, which is a big event in the area. At the festival, we have arts and crafts and lots of entertainment and food. It is great fun for the whole family.

Holiday time is a busy time for us at Kapnick Orchards. We custom pack a variety of fruit baskets from individuals and businesses. We also ship gift boxes throughout the United States that are filled with our own homegrown apples and other products. Both make great gifts that anyone will enjoy.

We hope that this has given you some idea as to what Kapnick Orchards is all about, and that you will visit us soon .

We are open on all holidays except for the following:
New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


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