Parnell, Iowa (20 miles south of Iowa City)
Jean Gingerich and her husband Steve retired from dairy farming after 35 years, and began planting apple trees back in 2010. Today their orchard is certified organic (one of only 3 certified organic orchards in Iowa!), and includes over 500 trees and 16 different varieties. Pictured: Jean and Steve's granddaughter Lila lending a hand with the harvest.