Member Event – Pleasant Valley Orchard

You're invited!

Join us Saturday, October 8th for a member pop up at the scenic Pleasant Valley Orchard near Shafer, MN.

Enjoy the best of the apple harvest, take a hayride, and view beautiful photos in the restored barn from the St. Croix Camera Club, whose had numerous photos published in the Weatherguide Environment Calendar & Almanac over the years. Mingle with photographers, learn about the special land and water connections on the property, and enjoy everything the beautiful orchard has to offer at the height of harvest season. 

Freshwater members will receive a coupon for a special 10% discount on apples and pumpkins harvested from the orchard that day and a chance to renew and receive your 2023 Weatherguide. 

Guests of all ages welcome. RSVPs requested!  

LOCATION: 17325 Pleasant Valley Road, Shafer, Minnesota 55074 just outside of Taylors Falls overlooking the scenic St. Croix Valley

ORCHARD HOURS: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily

PARKING: Gravel lot on site; first come first serve. Some handicap parking spots available.

Contact Freshwater at 651-313-5800 or with questions!

Schedule of events:

11:00 am: Meet and greet with St. Croix Valley Camera Club members and Freshwater Weatherguide photographers in the Cider Room located in the loft of the newly restored barn.

1:00 pm: Live music with the band, Scotch Eggs.

Throughout: Hayrides, apples and pumpkins, walking tours, food truck, and St. Croix Camera Club show. Check back for more!

🍎 Pleasant Valley Orchard 🍎

Pleasant Valley Orchard offers a fun fall experience for the whole family! Situated as it is, the orchard offers sweeping views of the St. Croix Valley in full fall dress. You will enjoy the charm of our apple shed. In addition to your favorite Minnesota Grown apples, (pre-picked and ready for you), you will find an amazing array of pumpkins, bakery, gourmet foods and gifts. You won’t want to miss their classic Apple Pie, hand-dipped caramel apples and other goodies from our bakery!


Join or renew your membership today!

Freshwater is a member-supported Minnesota nonprofit on a mission to inspire and empower people to value and preserve water.