Wills Family Orchard

33130 Panther Creek Road
Adel, IA 50003


In 1991 we purchased 32 acres without a home or utilities. We put up a small shed for our tools and a small tree house for our kids to play in. In 1992, we spent our time planting and taking care of the first apple trees, growing a garden, and starting our home. The next year we moved into our earth-berm basement. Before our fourth child was born, it was time to take the roof off and build our house addition above. As we built our house, we continued to grow our family and our farm - all with the help of family and friends!

In 1997, we called friends and family to let them know that we actually had apples to sell!  In those days we sold our apples from inside of our house.  Eventually, we started selling them off of our front porch.  This seems crazy looking back, and it seemed crazy at the time!  Nevertheless, you have to start somewhere.  We then made a little store out of our breezeway between our house and garage.  When we grew out of the breezeway store in 2009, we moved up to our current barn built the previous summer.  We have had great support from our family, friends and customers.

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