Hickory Orchards

Located in La Crescent, MN, one of Minnesota’s finest apple growing areas, Fred Sandvik has been running Hickory Orchards for more than 30 years, although he says he got his first taste for apple orchards when he was 13.

Spanning 85 scenic acres, Hickory Orchards today grows a wide variety of the region’s most popular apple varieties including Harrelson, 30 acres of Honeycrisp, 27 acres of Pazazz and six of Riverbelle.

Fred received a marketing degree from Mankato state, spent three years in the military before finding his true passion for growing apples.