Day Trip from Fargo: Country Blossom Farm

country blossom farm
Photos provided by Ashlee Cournia.


Apple picking, pumpkin patch, corn maze, oh my!

Fall is the perfect time of year to gather up the family to spend a day at an apple orchard. It’s the ideal temperature outside, the leaves are changing into their beautiful, orange, red, and yellow hues, and the apples are ripe for picking!

Country Blossom Farm

Location: 1951 Englund Rd SW, Alexandria, MN 
Distance from Fargo: 1.5 hours

Country Blossom Farm has many different fall activities for the whole family to enjoy!

What to do at Country Blossom Farm:

Country Blossom Farm
Photos provided by Ashlee Cournia.

Spend some time walking through the orchard to pick a bag full of apples. Your family will be given your very own row to pick through and you can spend as much time there as you like. (Keep in mind that the price of the apples depends of the variety.)

After you have gathered your share of apples, head to the family fun area. There kids can play on a huge jumping pillow, tall tire mountain, large slides, and an area with bouncy farm animals. From here, you can take a stroll through the seven acre corn maze.

And parents, don’t forget to stop by for fresh-pressed hard apple cider while your littles burn off all their energy!

Walk across the orchard grounds to the large corn pit with playground equipment inside, and play with the toy tractors. Also, you can then challenge your family to a race at the pedal cart track.

Then take a quest through the not so scary woodland forest, looking for creatures as you go. At the end of your walk, stop at the Kids Farmers Market for an imaginative play experience.

Once you are ready for a little break, take a 20-minute tractor wagon ride through the orchard’s strawberry patch and back apple orchard. Stop by to see the orchard’s two goats (named Daisy and Espresso) as you wait for your wagon ride to start. On your way back to the main orchard, try the Bazooka Ball competition, included in the price of admission.

You can find a full map of all the activities here!

Country Blossom Farm

At the end of your visit, check out the bakery and gift shop. And be sure to stop and pick up a pumpkin at the little pumpkin patch.

The bakery offers farm to table bakery items for any sweet tooth, including donuts, cookies, pies, sweet (and savory) hand pies, bars, and dehydrated apples. Most treats are served warm and are oh so delicious!

Why we love Country Blossom Farm:

Country Blossom Berry Farm has a large variety of activities, with things that
will appeal to all ages — including adults. The bakery on its own is an extra special treat, sure to be enjoyed by all!

Good to Know:

Admission: Ages 3 and under are FREE, $15.00/all day for whole farm admission, $12.00 for those over 65 years old or military

Open Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please note they are not open on Mondays.

Prices vary for U-pick raspberries and apples, and picking generally ends by mid-October. Visit their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on picking announcements. 

Looking for more outdoor fun this fall? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Fargo!
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Ashlee Cournia
Ashlee is a wife, mother, teacher, and infertility awareness advocate. Born and raised on a farm in south central North Dakota, Ashlee grew up learning about the true meaning of hard work, love of family, and the importance of faith. After graduating from high school, she moved to Moorhead where she would meet the love of her life and future husband, Jay. She attended MSUM where she earned her degree in English Education and began teaching in 2014. In 2018, Ashlee earned her Masters in Education from The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. After struggling through infertility for five years, Ashlee and Jay welcomed miracle twins, Hannah and Leo, to their family in 2019. They currently reside in Horace, ND, building their dream home in 2021. Ashlee’s love of reading and writing is manifested in her work as a full-time language arts teacher at Kindred High School in Kindred, ND and as a part time online adjunct professor at the University of Mary. She also works part time as a receptionist at Scheels. Ashlee credits her ability to juggle the demands of full-time work with her part time jobs to her parents, who have always showed her the value of hard work. Ashlee is blessed to have a hands-on husband and in-laws always willing to lend a helping hand. Ashlee has a passion for sharing her infertility journey in the hopes of helping others who are experiencing it themselves. She shares about infertility and motherhood on her Instagram page. Ashlee’s personal hobbies include baking, decorating, and shopping. She and her family enjoy summer road trips, weekends at the lake, and traveling to her parent’s farm. Ashlee wishes to share with her readers the joys and challenges of life as a working mother and her experience battling infertility in the hopes of inspiring them in their own lives.


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