Third Street Apples
935 3rd Street
Penrose, CO 81240
(719) 372-6283

 
Orchard and store hours are
9:30 to 5:00
Thursday - Monday
Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday
August 30 - October

Updated July 13, 2020


We had a medium-sized apple crop until it was completely destroyed by hail on May 24. It was 20 minutes of continuous marble-sized hail, and virtually every apple ended up on the ground. Consequently, we will not have apple picking this year.  We did plant pumpkins, squash, and corn, and we may try to find a Covid-19 compliant way to sell those in the fall, but if we do it will be much different than in the past.  We were narrowly missed by a hailstorm just yesterday (July 12) so who knows what will survive until September.  Farming is such fun! Stay tuned.  




We accept all major credit cards, cash or checks

While you are in Penrose, you may also want to visit these other businesses, but with the coronavirus, hail and other challenges it is best to check with them first before you make the trip:

Degenhart Orchard at 955 3rd Street, next door to Third Street Apples, sells apples and pears in boxes and bags from their tent on the roadside.  Same great Penrose fruit as grown in our orchard.

 
 Jenkins Farms Apple Valley Orchard at 448 K Street just a few blocks from our farm. www.penroseapples.com. 

 Also, Happy Apple Farm nearby at 1st and K Street has apples, cider and a pumpkin patch.  www.happyapplefarm.com

For lunch try the Gooseberry Patch or the Coyote Coffee Den on Highway 115 in Penrose.




For Your Safety and Enjoyment

Please remember that you are visiting a working farm with some inherent  hazards and risks. Prepare you and your children for an outdoor experience.  You may not want to wear open-toed sandals or flip-flops since the ground is uneven and there may be insects and bees and even thorny plants. Sunscreen may be useful.  If you or your children have allergies (such as to bees and wasps) come prepared.  Be aware that there are many small irrigation ditches, irrigation pipe, hoses and irrigation tubing to avoid falls.  Pay close attention overhead while you are picking apples as it is easy to bump your head on a branch or poke yourself on a twig. Do not climb trees or allow your children to climb trees. Stay away from idle farm machinery at the back of the orchard.  Be cautious near the road and parking areas since some drivers might be thinking about....apples!  Be safe and have fun.











Irrigation water, April 19, 2019
Gail among the McIntosh trees on Easter Sunday 2017