Willcox Farm Fresh Produce
Stout's Cider Mill
Stout's first opened its doors in May 1989, next to the Visitor's Center in Willcox. Today, Ron and Corinne Stout have over 10,000 apple trees representing 18 varieties, concentrating heavily on Granny Smith for our pies, with the Gala, Fuji, Jonathan, and Red Delicious varieties for cider blends. They also have nearly a thousand apricot, peach, pear, and cherry trees for homemade preserves.
Stout's Cider Mill is located just off Interstate 10 in Willcox, Arizona. Take exit 340 (Rex Allen Drive) and head north (a left turn over the overpass if you're east bound, a right turn if you're west bound). Then make an immediate right onto Circle I Road. Follow Circle I Road just a few hundred feet, and you can't miss the Cider Mill. The Cider Mill store is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you can't get to the store, check out their travel schedule. Seasonally they take to the highways to offer our products throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. The travel schedule is posted on their website (http://www.cidermill.com/).
Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard
2081 W Hardy Rd., Willcox
Offers many special events including Peach and Pumpkin Festivals.
U-Pick Farms, July-October
From July through October the area around Willcox in southeastern Arizona offers a bountiful harvest of farm fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. From the earliest sweet corn and peaches in July to the crisp Granny Smith apples and pumpkins in October, a wide range of local produce is available as well as homemade jams and jellies, raw unprocessed honeys and herb-flavored vinegars. Most stands have bins of selected fruits and vegetables already picked. Some markets invite customers to pick their own if they desire.
The Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has prepared a fresh farm produce guide which contains a map of locations, a harvest calendar describing what you can expect to find each month of the growing season and a list of special events including watermelon festival, peach festival, pumpkin festival and harvest fairs. For a free copy visit the Chamber or send a SASE to the address below.
The Chamber also has information on ostrich ranches, free range chickens and whole quail. For those concerned about mass-produced meat, a natural beef ranch offers a line of steaks and roasts from animals raised naturally on healthful native grass pastures.
Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
1500 N. Circle I Rd.
Willcox, AZ 85643