Kimmel Orchard offers visitors a chance to learn how a wide variety of products are made from the fruits and vegetables grown in the Orchard. Visitors may also purchase products grown at the Orchard. Available year-round at the Apple Barn are apple and cherry cider, jams, jellies, pies, apple doughnuts and caramel apples. These and other items are available at the produce market, gift shop, and for diners at the Apple Barn's Kimmel Kitchen.
Can anything taste better than a refreshing glass of cider on a cool Autumn day? As a bonus, cider is equally as tasty as a hot beverage. Kimmel Orchard cider is made from fruit picked fresh from the orchard. It’s processed by squeezing all the great juicy goodness out of both sweet and tart apples with nothing added—it’s all pure and delicious and available year-round.
Education Alert! Visitors can watch cider making demonstrations in the Apple Barn from September to November. Free smells are included!
Most any pancake, bread or fresh-from-the-oven biscuit is just a bit tastier with a dollop of sweet, fruity jam on top. Regionally produced fruits, from peach and plum to strawberry and cherry, make their way straight from the producers into crystal clear jars ready to take home from the Apple Barn gift shop.
Kimmel Orchard is proud to be the only orchard in the area that uses its own apples in its baked pies. It takes about 15 minutes to peel, slice and core 100 apples, about a bushel. Sliced apples are popped into the freezer and delivered to Stauffers Café and Pie Shoppe in Lincoln. There the master pie-makers stir in the spices add a dab of sugar and place the mixture immediately into a flaky crust, pop it into a hot oven and voila! it becomes a Kimmel signature pie. Pies are made on Friday and sold each Saturday and Sunday. Each Kimmel apple pie is chock-full of fruit and awesome goodness and every bite is a delicious mixture of flaky crust and incredible fruit. Don’t forget the ice cream!