Important announcements and other general information is offered below.
Please take the time to look at the rest of this page before exploring the rest of our site.
We offer a wide variety of apples for u-picking or pre-packaged. Dates will be posted for start of each picking.
Come to our farm store or the farm markets we attend during the growing season.
All alpacas have been sold!
Alpacas produce wonderful fiber that is made into a variety of products.
We also sell food items produced on our farm such as apple chips, honey.
View these products here on our website or visit our farm store located on our property.
Throughout the year we hold or attend various events such as farmers' markets, group field trips of our apple and alpaca farm, work shops, an annual open house, etc. Read more about them on this page.
Find out what will be available at the next farmers' market .
Find out the various ways to contact us. We have a map for those who want to visit our farm.
Our hours of business, which change during the year, are listed.
FARM, APPLE ORCHARD and ALPACAS HAVE BEEN SOLD!
My farm has been sold to Brandt Schlisler who will continue with the U-Pick apple orchard and attendance at the Columbia Farmers' Market.
Located in the rural community of Mexico, in central Missouri, our farm is comprised of two separate businesses: Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm and Mid Missouri Alpacas. Our first farming activity began in 1993 with the planting of 300 dwarf apple trees as a "u-pick" business. We planted another 300 in 1994 and the final 300 in 1995. In 1998 we bought our first alpacas.
The Alpacas –ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD!
They are going to a young family who purchased fromme this past spring. I know that they will be well cared for, spoiled and loved, and that is what I wanted. I will miss them but know that they willb e in good hands.
An Estate Sale will be held at the farm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 3, 4 and 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The following items are still available.
|• Land Pride 4 ft. 3 pt. Tiller
• Electric Golf Cart with fold-down back seat to increase carrying capacity
• King Kutter Pull-type Grass and Fertilizer Spreader
• Greystone Gas-powered manure vac
• Grasshopper 725 Diesel 61-inch cut Zero Turn Lawnmower (7 yrs. old. Has worked perfectly without any major problems.)
• Observation Bee Hive
• 4 Working Bee Colonies
• 5 ft. Field Seed Finisher (contains 3 pcs. of equipment to finish a bed)
• WW GRinder 50 Gal. pull-behind sprayer with hand wand. Has new gasoline engine; used only a few times
• Cattle panel – some have been used as temporary fencing, some never used
• 8 HP Troy Built Chipper Shredder with 3 grates for various cutting sizes (can use a battery for key starting)
• Fimco 60 gal. 12V Trail Type Sprayer with arms
• Alpaca equipment: shearing table, 3 sets of clippers, many removable fence panels, tools, feed pans, brome hay 2017 cutting in square bales.
• Paragon Electric kiln with all furniture. Has one removable ring. (Large enough to hold an 8-year-old! It's a big one.)
• Electric Shimpo Potter's wheel with clay and some tools.
• Some antiques, toy doll buggies, children's chairs, high chair with cane seat, marble top dresser with 3 drawers with drop pulls, pharmacy table with a concrete top covered with metal and with a hutch on top. (Hutch top is not an antique.)
Updated October 16, 2017