I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Gierach Orchards in Mequon, so we finally checked it out this afternoon.
They opened for pick-your-own apples in 2019, and it is owned by Keith and Hannah Gierach.
When you pull in, you’ll be immediately charmed by a colorful garden, sprawling fruit trees, a busy chicken coop, and a large white barn.
You can say hello to the chickens and ducks and watch them interact, but the sign says not to feed them.
Then head into the barn to purchase a bag for pick-your-own apples and admission to the sunflower field and cut flower field. (They also sell cider, meat, apples, and more!)
Admission to the sunflower patch and cut flower field is $5 per person, but children 4 and under are free. With admission, each person can pick 3 stems.
We had so much fun clipping the various flowers and putting together a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers that now sits on our kitchen table.
You can bring your own clippers, or they have some to borrow.
After you finish exploring the cut flower field, you can venture further back to the sunflower maze. Some sunflowers are still just starting to bloom, and others are already in their full glory.
Wearing close-toed shoes is a good idea, especially if it has rained recently.
After we clipped a few giant sunflowers, we headed over to the apple trees to start picking our fruit.
Bags for apple picking start at $12. We bought a peck for $18 and it was more than enough.
You can pick from the fruit trees just outside the barn on the same side as the flower field, or head over to the other side for a vineyard-style picking experience.
Gierach Orchards is open Monday through Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. It is located at 9616 W. Bonniwell Rd., Mequon, WI 53097.