Our four-generational farm is located on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan. We are surrounded by the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan and Northport Bay. The climate is ideal for growing quality fruit - including apples, cherries, peaches and plums.
We also have fresh pressed cider-classified as "THE WORLD'S BEST!"
An antique apple is one that our ancestors grew and enjoyed. The origins date back in time, with varieties from the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s. They come from many foreign countries, as well as many states here in America. The flavors are a tasty treat; an experience to remember for years. They are very unique, and some varieties are extremely rare. Eat them sliced and you will be in for a gourmet experience. Enjoy the wonderful aroma, which will enhance the delightful tasting fun of every apple.
Spending a day with your family at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park? Why not drive on up and grab some bags of apples and cider to enjoy during your hiking and sightseeing at the dunes? We are only 45 minutes away from the park. Take scenic M-22 along Lake Michigan up to Northport. Then continue on County road 201 through the village. Go north about one mile to County road 640. Go one half mile to Kilcherman Road, the first road on the left. Look for our windmill on the left.
Christmas Cove is a unique place to purchase apples you won't find in many apple orchards across the country. John and Phyllis Kilcherman are great people with great stories about antique apples.Scott Chaussee, Co-editor, OrangePippin.com