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Knutson's Country Harvest - 0 Reviews - 13550 Townhouse Rd, Newark, IL - Produce Brokers Reviews - Phone (815) 695-5905

Knutson's Country Harvest

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13550 Townhouse Rd
Newark, IL 60541
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(815) 695-5905
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Knutson's Country Harvest - Newark, IL

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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/22/2013

DO NOT GO HERE!!! I sure do hope people read my review before making the trip to Knutson's for Apples or peaches! I was at first just going to pass the peaches off as being the end close to the end of the season, but after this experience, I feel this is probably the norm for this place. I went there with a friend first off thinking there was a store there, which is the image that is portrayed in the website and FB page. It is basically a u pick. I am handicapped so I had the young man there pick me some peaches because the apples I wanted weren't going to be released until this weekend. (I got home and the peaches were hard and the size of apricots, I let them ripen and they were very sour) I asked if I could order some and she told me they would only be available for u pick and the only way they would pick them would be if I prepaid. When I asked if I could prepay, I felt as if I was putting her out and she went and checked and said that I could but it would be 4.00/#. I said OK and I really don't think she expected that response. I wrote my name and number on a piece sf paper and asked for a receipt. She told me I didn't need one that she would remember me and had my name written down. (What kind of business doesn't give a receipt?) So the night before I went to pick up I read the FB page and it said they were available in their ""store"" only and NOT u pick and if you preordered, you would get them for 3.00/#. So when I went into the store, They had bags of really nice looking apples all around, but when I asked for Chris, instead of her giving me 20.00 of the available apples, she grabbed a plastic bag and left the store. When she came back in she put the bag on the table and the bag was tied in a tight knot so I didn't open it. When I got home, I opened the bag and to my shock and dismay, the apples looked NOTHING like those in the store, in fact they looked like the throwaways! There were 15 apples in the bag and 13 of the 15 were rotten with black holes and bruises with rotten spots. I wish I could attach the picture I took of them! My husband took the apples back the next day and they were very rude to him in front of all the other customers. They accused us of taking out some apples, which why would we want them? And told him the peaches were a week old (yes he took the peaches too because we were so upset) They threw the peaches in the garbage and told him the apples were fine they were that way because they don't use pesticides. Come on, how stupid do they think we are?? I SAW WHAT WAS IN THE BAGS IN THE STORE! They refused to give him back the 20 and instead gave him back 15.20 after much resistance. I guess this is our $5 lesson I learned. Nice thing though, my husband said several people left empty handed after hearing this transpire. People this crooked and rude should not be allowed to remain in business! So please head my warning and STAY AWAY!!! There are plenty of other orchards which are within a half an hour like Honey Hill Orchards of Kuiper's. Take the drive and go there instead! They both have stores with lots of item to be purchased and gorgeous apples as well! And guess what, they DON'T use pesticides either! more
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