Our 33 acre orchard clings to the slopes of the Loess Hills that overlooks the Missouri River valley, 3 miles east of Mondamin, Iowa.
On a trip to this area in 1894 my Great Great Grandfather purchased some apples from a local grower. Remembering them to be extremely tasteful, he returned the following year, purchased the farmers land and started his first orchard.
I worked side by side with my father learning everything he had to offer. My father passed away in 2006 and mother retired in 2009 making me the 5th generation of Small's to run the orchard. It wasn't as easy as my parents made it look but my wife Renee and I keep learning everyday how to provide our customers with the same quality that the generations before me have given. Our son Trevor joined us in 2009 and the legacy and learning continues.
Our season starts with our strawberries in June, and ends with Apples in the fall, with many more fruits and veggies in between. Each year we ship our apples to a growing list of customers’ nationwide and would be glad to include you to our list, or you can get the experience firsthand by coming on by and picking your own apples starting Labor Day weekend!
We also invite you to enjoy our pick-your-own strawberry and pumpkin patch’s when available. Every year we have many children and adults that enjoy picking that perfect pumpkin with their own hands. Also if the tractor and wagon are available, you can take a ride through our orchard.
We would love to have you stop by for a sample of our cider in our sampling shed, enjoy a piece of pie and ice cream in our pie parlor or maybe just a walk around and look at the beauty of nature. We want to make you feel at home and thank you for taking the time to visit us. We look forward to seeing you!