Apple Orchards in Des Moines
There is nothing better than caramel apples, apple cider and apple pie in the Fall. There are several places to get local apples in Des Moines. You can pick your own or purchase already picked. Let me know if I am missing your favorite orchard.
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62785 280th Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201
Berry Patch Farm is located in Nevada and is 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 products you take.
32835 610th Ave
Cambridge, Iowa 50046
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.
1102 244th Street
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
Deal’s Orchard offers lots of apple varieties. They also offer a beautiful Apple Barn that hosts great gifts, yummy apple treats, and more. A few years ago we attended the Fall Festival which was lots and lots of fun This year it will October 13-14. There will be pony rides, jumping pillow, haunted house, corn maze, wiggle cars, corn pool, food, live music, and lots more.
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.
33130 Panther Creek Road
Adel, Iowa 50003