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How do you find apple orchards in Illinois?

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Find apple orchards in Illinois by searching on sites such as OrangePippin.com, Illinois.edu, PickYourOwn.org and Yelp.com, as of 2015. Each site offers tools to locate orchards within different areas of the state and provides details about the orchard, public picking options and hours of operation.

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OrangePippin.com contains information about a variety of fruit orchard types throughout the country, including pears and plums in addition to apples. It offers a state orchard directory with multiple listings for Illinois, each including the name and phone number of the orchard as well as driving directions or links to their websites, when available.

Illinois.edu features a page for the Extension program of the University of Illinois that focuses on apple orchards and agriculture, offering details about recipes, the history of the trade and folktales as well as information about local orchards. The site features contact information for each orchard, notes about the ability for visitors to pick apples and links to orchards in the surrounding states.

PickYourOwn.org includes listings for orchards in the northern area of Illinois and offers details about picking apples and how to turn the fruit into different products. The site also regularly publishes information about agricultural festivals and events in and near the orchards.

Yelp.com features contact information and user ratings for many local businesses within the Illinois area, including a tool that allows users to search for apple orchards across the state.

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