From our family to yours... come and enjoy our homegrown fruit and some farmin' fun!
Apple Jack Orchard began in 1983 with an initial planting of 250 trees. WOW, that makes 2013 our 30th anniversary! We just kept adding more each year and before we knew it we had 10,000 trees and 29 Minnesota apple varieties! We started selling our crop on a railroad cart on the side of the road which we still use outside our large apple barn to this day.
The serene natural beauty of the Crow River plus lots of good ol' farmin' fun are available here just 30 minutes west of Minneapolis!
Our earliest crop in the year is raspberries which ripen in July and are pick-your-own only. We also get special deliveries of Michigan peaches, blueberries and cherries in July and August. Be sure to visit the fruit pages for more information on these fruits.
In the fall we are a family fun farm! We have pick-your-own fall raspberries, & of course apples.. as well as pumpkins, squash, wagon rides, entertainment. Our 100-year old barn with beautiful views of the river is the anchor for our indoor activities and boasts the Olde Barn Gift Shop with a beautiful selection of seasonal decor and gifts. In 1998 we added a spacious Apple Market and in 2003 our Apple Pantry Cafe. We offer lunch and yummy bakery treats in September & October. On a beautiful day take your food out back to relax and enjoy the river and the turning leaves. We are committed to using safe, responsible, sustainable farming practices so you can feel confident our fruit is safe and nutritious.
Of course outside there is lots of fun for kids on our haybale pyramid with slide, a mini maze and play area for tots and our Cow Train and Apple Cannon and slingshots. and our resident goats, chickens and turkeys are fun to watch too.
The 2011 addition of a huge Jumping Pillow has turned out to be crazy fun for all ages.
Adults and kids alike enjoy getting lost in our 7 acre corn maze which was expanded in 2013. Miles of fun! Open on weekends starting Labor Day weekend. This is a great outing for families, church groups, scouts or work groups.
In early November we can ship your Thanksgiving apple gifts. Our Fall Finale Sale ends and the orchard closes in early November.
We hope you will come out and enjoy the "fruits" of our labor!