It’s that time of year! Apple picking! This is such a great activity to do as a family and we are blessed with several places to pick our own apples in Central Iowa. Below you will find a list of places where you can pick your own apples. A lot of these locations also have pumpkin patches, fun play areas, festivals, and more! Check it out! As always, if I am missing a location, let me know!
62785 280th Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201
Berry Patch Farm is located in Nevada and is actually not too far from Center Grove Orchard! They are known for picking your own produce. We made a trip out there last summer and picked our own blueberries and cherries. We came home with about 6 lbs of blueberries!
There is NO admission to pick. You only need to pay for the produce you take.
Apples are available NOW for picking!
32835 610th Ave
Cambridge, Iowa 50046
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Located in Cambridge which is between Ames and Ankeny. This is my favorite orchard and pumpkin patch to visit every fall. It is loaded with fun activities for the whole family including: apple picking, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, corn maze, corn pool, jumping pillow, hay rack rides, rubber duck races, and much more!
They also have a store with already picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, sauces, and more.
There is an admission price. Ages 3 and up $12.95 Saturday & Sunday. $9.95 Monday – Friday. They also offer a season pass for their fun farmyard!
Pick your own apples is not quite available yet, but check here for what varieties are available when!
The Country Store is NOW open and the Farmyard open September 12th!
1102 244th Street
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
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Deal’s Orchard offers LOTS of apple varieties. Check here for what varieties are available when! They also offer a beautiful Apple Barn that hosts great gifts, yummy apple treats, and more! Last year, we attended the Fall Festival which was lots and lots of fun! This year it will October 8th & 9th! Do NOT miss it! There will be pony rides, jumping pillow, haunted house, corn maze, wiggle cars, corn pool, food, live music, and lots more!
3408 Clarke Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211
Along with our children’s play area, we have plenty of activities for guests of all ages. In the summer and fall enjoy hayrack rides through the countryside, fishing in our 7-acre pond or, in the fall, pick your own apples from our orchard.
9875 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
The Iowa Orchard is located right in the city, in Urbandale! Do not be fooled by the name, they also have lots of pumpkins and gourds available to pick from. They offer lots and lots of varieties of apples. They also offer pies, apple cider, different sauces and much more!
Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they offer hay rack rides, which also include access to the hay bale slide, corn box, tire obstacle course, face painting, and horseshoe toss.
There IS an admission for the hay rack rides. $4 per individual or $15 for a family of 4. No charge for ages 2 and under! There are also tour packages you can sign up for. Check out their website for more information! Of course, there is no charge to walk through their shop and purchase items 🙂
Check here for what varieties of apples are available when!
33130 Panther Creek Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
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This is a definite must do this fall season! We made a trip to Will Family Orchard a couple years ago and enjoyed every minute of it! Located just west of Adel, they offer organic apples for picking, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, a cute little store to shop at and paint your own gourd!
There is NO admission, but you do pay for whatever pumpkins you pick and apples you pick!
They host a Apple & Pumpkin Fest several weekends during the season! Check out all the details here!