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2015/08/16 16:29:41 (permalink)

The Contingent: OCTOBER 4TH !!!!- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...?

After yesterday's gathering at Fred's in Burlington, WI, some of the group went to The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago, where we found out they'll have apple picking beginning Saturday, September 12th.  We thought that might be a fun fall activity for The Contingent, and today in the Facebook group, MFL mentioned a BBQ place he found in East Troy called LD's that's about 4 miles away from The Elegant Farmer in East Troy.  

After looking at The Elegant Farmer's site, the apple picking is part of their Autumn Harvest Festival on Saturdays and Sundays from September 12th-October 25th- apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, trolley rides, ponies!!!, DIY caramel apples, other food including cider doughnuts, a corn maze!!!

So, we should pick a Saturday or Sunday to go there.  Once we pick a date and time, if you're interested in the trolley ride, you should buy tickets ahead of time- there's only four time options each day- 10am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.  Hayrides and the corn maze are also a separate fee, but you probably don't need to buy them ahead of time.  

If anyone has ideas for other places to go or things to do in that area, please chime in!  Please complete the Doodle below so we can pick the date!

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Info on The Elegant Farmer's Autumn Harvest Festival, including a link for train tickets! (Please don't buy tickets until we finalize a date and time!)
LD's BBQ
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 16:30:53 (permalink)
Oh, and if anyone knows what varieties of apples they have and when they'll be ready for picking, please post it!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 16:30:54 (permalink)
A post so nice, I posted it twice....
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 17:16:57 (permalink)
Thinking The WIley with a Sampler Platter as my side!  Do they have pie? 
 
post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2015/08/16 17:20:29
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 17:28:19 (permalink)
Will apple-chucking be allowed?  Encouraged?
 
East Troy is also home to Gus' Drive-In.  I don't know what the food's like but I've heard that the Saturday car shows can be pretty impressive.  And Hometown Sausage Kitchen would certainly interest a few people.
 
There's even an Around the Corner episode about East Troy.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 17:39:34 (permalink)
Adding a raspberry rambler and milk shake or two...
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 17:51:43 (permalink)
I am pretty available, but I would have to ask off of work as I work weekends. So you guys pick the date, and I will go along with whatever is chosen.
By the way-really good idea!!!
post edited by ann peeples - 2015/08/16 17:59:34
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 17:58:08 (permalink)
Awesome idea Abe.
 
Heaven City is reopening as a Supper Club if we have any room left.
 

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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 18:02:43 (permalink)
With lobster mac & cheese on the menu it's a lock that Wanderingjew will be there!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 21:03:53 (permalink)
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With lobster mac & cheese on the menu it's a lock that Wanderingjew will be there!




Damned Hipsters!!   
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/16 21:33:26 (permalink)
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Awesome idea Abe.
 
Heaven City is reopening as a Supper Club if we have any room left.
 





We will!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 08:04:47 (permalink)
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So, we should pick a Saturday or Sunday to go there.

I checked the calendar and it looks like I actually have some stuff going on in Sept. and Oct., so some dates are out for me.  Shouldn't you have a Doodle Poll up by now?
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 08:30:12 (permalink)
Go back to first post Brad.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 08:33:34 (permalink)
Brad - Doodle Poll will be up by November 1st...hang in there...
 
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 13:19:09 (permalink)
With more than half The Contingent filling out the Doodle Poll, it looks like Sunday, October 4th is shaping up to be the day.  I didn't even bother to fill out the rest of the options, although, in a pinch, I've got some availability throughout the period in question.
 
Keep in mind, quijote is interested in doing a Kenosha/Waukegan tour at some point.  Also, Pie Diva is eager to get us all over to her favorite Friday Fish Fry over in Watertown(?).  Could be a busy autumn gang.  Start purging now.
 
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 14:30:40 (permalink)
Yep, looks like Sunday, October 4th is the day!  Mark your calendars!

Once we decide where we're going (need suggestions!), we can figure out timing and trolley tickets.
post edited by abe_froeman - 2015/08/18 08:46:59
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Sounds good to me!!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 15:54:28 (permalink)
I believe October 4th was also the day ChiBears15 was picking up the tab! 
 
We'll have a date picked soon Brad! 
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 16:40:04 (permalink)
4:25 start against 49ers.
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4:25 start against 49ers.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 16:50:25 (permalink)
ChiTownDiner,
 
I will cover everything on October 4th as long you pay for October 13th-18th down South.  Boudin!  Whoo!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/08/17 18:13:58 (permalink)
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We'll have a date picked soon Brad!

Good!  I need to know how much time I'll have practice my archery for that exciting game of "William Tell" that you and I will be playing!
 
I should probably also work on my Maxwell Smart impersonation: "Missed it by that much!"
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/17 02:16:24 (permalink)
So is this a go for October 4th?  I'm turning in my availability schedule at work and need to know if I should set this day aside.
 
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/17 06:50:39 (permalink)
What's the deal? I thought we were keeping this secret from Roadhouse.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/17 09:30:53 (permalink)
We'll make sure the last-minute change of venue to Edwards Apple Orchard is sent only to him.
 
Mrs. C and I have tickets to the Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee and right now they're listed on StubHub.  If they don't sell we'll go to the game (end of the regular season, knit cap fan giveaway) but otherwise we'll probably do the apple thing.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/17 13:59:13 (permalink)
Based on the lack of chatter on this thread, I think you're keeping it a secret from everyone.
 
I've asked not to be scheduled on this day, so I hope we're pickin' apples.
 
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/18 15:30:27 (permalink)
I need to know times & itinerary before I can commit.
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/19 17:24:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2015/09/19 19:45:54
Yes, October 4th.  
 
Here are the apples they'll have, and the prices:
IN THE ORCHARD TREES:
Wis. Granny Smith, Jonathan, Macoun, Cortland, Red & Golden Delicious, McIntosh & Royal Gala 
IN THE ORCHARD BINS:
Wis. Granny Smith, McIntosh & Golden Delicious
IN THE MARKET:
Jonamac, Wis. Granny Smith, Royal Gala, Ginger Gold &
Honeycrisp 
PRICES (Same as Last Year)
1/2 Peck $9, Peck $16, 1/2 Bushel $28

 
In addition to apple picking and LD's BBQ, here are the suggestions we've heard so far:
Hometown Sausage Kitchen- closed on Sundays *sad trombone*
Gus's Drive-in
The Villa at Heaven City
 
I'd be up for Gus's Drive-In.  Heaven City looks great, but October's going to be an expensive month for Mr. Maki and I, so I'd rather hit a couple of cheaper places than only going to one expensive one.

Unless anyone has any other suggestions, here's what I'm thinking for an itinerary:

12:30pm-1:00pm: Gus's Drive-In (we'll tell Buddy 11:00am),
1:45pm: The Elegant Farmer for apple picking, trolley riding, and whatever other autumn activities they have (last train ride is at 2:00, so anyone doing that needs to be there by then.  These rides are first come, first served- no advance tickets.)
5:15pm: LD's BBQ
7:00pm: J. Lauber's Old Fashioned Ice Cream in East Troy: "Visit Lauber's and take a step back in time.... a 4-page menu of delicious ice cream treats, including 20 flavors of malteds, awaits you in this authentic 1920s ice cream parlor. A huge candy counter, a 78 RPM jukebox and so much more!"


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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/19 18:31:48 (permalink)
Sounds like a good itinerary-my Aunt and Uncle eat at LD's , and rave about it!
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Re: The Contingent: 9/12-10/25- The Elegant Farmer/Apple-picking, LD's BBQ and...? 2015/09/20 09:48:42 (permalink)
The itinerary looks great. We'll be there at the start and hang-on as long as possible.
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