Apple Picking at Gierach Orchards in Mequon: A Quick Guide (2022)

Colorful flowers and fruit trees in the background at Gierach Orchards in Mequon
Beautiful gardens greet you as you pull into Gierach Orchards.

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.

A child stands in front of a chicken coop with chicken and ducks.
The chicken coop is located near the parking area.

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!)

A large white barn at Gierach Orchards.
The sales barn at Gierach Orchards.

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.

Rows of flowers and a girl walk through the cut flower field at Gierach Orchards.
You can create your own bouquet in the cut flower field.

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.

sunflowers blooming on both sides of a dirt path at Gierach Orchards.
Get lost in the sunflower maze!

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.

An apple tree with red apples ready to be picked at Gierach Orchards.
There are so many beautiful fruit trees to pick from.

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.

A wooden sign that says Gala hangs from a wooden post in front of vineyard style apple trees.
The vineyard style picking is on the other side of the sales barn.

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.

Find out more at See our 2022 Apple Picking guide here.

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