Our Orchard

Gene and Barb Thompson started Thompsons’ Hillcrest Orchard in 1996 when they, along with their children, moved to the rolling hills of Elko, Minnesota and planted 200 apple trees. Since then, our orchard has grown to feature over 1,800 trees with thirteen varieties of apples, plus pumpkins, gourds, and even a corn maze! We offer both pick-your-own and pre-picked apples. All our guests are welcome to stroll around the orchard grounds, which are great for family outings and scenic pictures.

Photo: Panoramic View of Orchard

Farmers’ Markets

We regularly sell apples, Barbara’s famous apple pies, and jams and jellies at the Bloomington, Plymouth, and the Maple Grove Farmers’ Markets. learn more


We are located near the Twin Cities, just 25 miles south of Minneapolis. google map