20170917 - ROF Orchard (hrb) - nwherald
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Daryl Quitalig - For Shaw Media
Jenny Mathers (bottom), 14, assists Marissa Recchia, 14, both of Wilmette, by holding her up as she picks a Honeycrisp apple during U-pick Honeycrisp Weekend at Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Royal Oak Farm Orchard has over 17,000 apple trees of 30 varieties of apples to choose from, along with pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and winter squash. In addition to its u-pick orchards, Royal Oak Farm Orchard is also well known for having the country's first apple tree maze, Amaze 'N Apples, where visitors can roam 1.5 miles of trails with 9 varieties of apples! On September 23rd and 24th, visitors can receive free admission into Amaze 'N Apples, with an apple picking purchase.