What started as a retirement project turned into a family business for Bilden Orchard in northeast Iowa.

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Bilden's Apple Orchard near Elgin. The apple harvest is in full swing. Arts and craft projects are ready for sale. The crispness of northeastern Iowa is in the air.

Clayton County Farm Bureau members Mary and Erling Bilden are ready to greet people.

Erling Bilden started his orchard in 2006. He already had a few trees that had provided apples and pears to the family for...