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

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

Updated May 24, 2020

Gail and I wanted to let everyone know what is going on at Third Street Apples this season.  We do have a small crop of apples, smaller than last year.  A record freeze of 12 degrees on April 14 caused a major loss of some apple varieties.  So this is not likely to be a great apple season to begin with.  Gail and I have been discussing how we could operate a pick your own orchard with appropriate sanitation, social distancing, and handling of produce, credit cards, and all the things to consider if we are to open.  And we must also bear in mind that as much as we hate to admit it the two of us have entered the higher risk age group.  But we also recognize that apple picking is a healthful outdoor activity of the kind that families need now.  So stay tuned while we try, like many other businesses, to figure out what we are going to do this season.  

We accept all major credit cards, cash or checks

While you are in Penrose, you may also want to visit:

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. 

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

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