Apple picking season 2020 and measures related to COVID-19

Dear friends and faithful visitors,

We are pleased to announce that the official opening of our 2020 apple season will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th!

We will welcome you again at our orchard in St-Joseph-du-Lac as well as at our restaurant and our two boutiques this year! Rest assured that we have complied with the new hygiene standards and that your experience will be different, but just as enjoyable as usual!

Break the crust at the Bistro du Verger

Please note that from now on, it will no longer be permitted to bring your lunch on site. However, be assured that we have everything you need at the orchard to break the crust and treat yourself with our many products, those of our terroir and meals that you can enjoy on site at our restaurant, on our 2 beautiful terraces or that you can eat in or take away. We have also enlarged our outside terrace, overlooking the orchard, to better welcome you.

Check out our Bistro schedule and online menu here.

Orchard to go!

This year, more than ever, it will also be an opportunity to take advantage of our take-out menu to savour our most beautiful creations at home! On the menu: our delicious pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, our paninis, pies, our apple crisp and our famous apple donuts! Please note that breakfasts and pancakes are not available for take-out.

Even larger terrace

In order to better welcome you, we have enlarged our outdoor terrace directly overlooking our orchard to respect the distance measures while offering you a bucolic experience!

COVID-related changes and a quick reminder

  • Our mini-farm won’t be open this fall.
  • No tastings will be offered on site this season.
  • Several disinfectant gel dispensers have been installed on the site.
  • Social distancing measures have been applied to our terraces and dining room.
  • Small outdoor kiosks will allow you to shop for Chantepom products more easily without having to go to our Boutique (cash and credit cards accepted).
  • Since 2019, the orchard has had reusable bags (17- 20 pounds) available for your self-picking. Sold at a cost of $23 with the first purchase (including the self-picking fee), you can bring it back season after season and only have to pay for your picking fee! Available at our boutique and at the sales booths.

Thank you for taking our that, for the past 5 years, you cannot come to the orchard with your pets as we have Canada Gap accreditation. Thank you for your understanding.

An ever more organic orchard!

For one year now, our ecological orchard has been undergoing (transition) organic accreditation!

Season 2020 Schedule – Orchard’s Bistro

September 12th to October 18th :

Mondays & Tuesdays CLOSED

Wednesday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM

Season 2020 Schedule – Orchard’s Boutiques

September 12th to October 18th :

From Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM