Daily Farm Updates Thursday, August 13, 2020


Working at Center Grove Orchard is almost as fun as visiting!

We are looking for people who are friendly, responsible, hard-working, and who love to work with children and families—we’d love to have you as part of our CGO family!

We do hire 14 and 15 year olds and are proud to offer them their first job in a fun and positive environment. We have reached our maximum on those numbers at this time, so applications from 14 and 15 year olds will be added to a waiting list. 

See what we’re doing to keep our guests and team members safe.


Open Positions & Application

We are now hiring the following. Please click each to view the job description:


Apply now by following 3 easy steps:

  1. From the above positions, click each one you are interested in. Be sure each opens in a new tab. If needed, you may right-click and select “open link in new tab.”
  2. Click here to open the application. Again, be sure this opens in a new tab. This will allow you to switch between the job description(s) and application as needed, without losing information you’ve entered in your application.
  3. As you will see on the application, we recommend reviewing the entire screen and gathering all information before beginning to complete the form. The sections that follow that screen must be completed immediately afterward and will take approximately an additional 10 minutes to complete. 


It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.


Benefits of Working

Besides being a part of an amazing and fun work family, and being a great place to work, we offer some unique benefits for our staff (besides holding baby goats):

  • Flexible schedule around school, full-time jobs, and bridge club
  • 30% discount off purchases
  • 4 Season Passes for family and friends ($160 value)
  • Free Admission for yourself
  • Complimentary meals during weekend shifts
  • Free apple sling shots
  • Complimentary train rides
  • Casual work attire
  • Flexible work environment—inside or outside

Apply now by following the 3 easy steps above!

Follow Along

For a glimpse into the every day life at Center Grove Orchard, follow us on Instagram @CenterGroveOrchard

Due to damage from the storms yesterday, we are cl Due to damage from the storms yesterday, we are closed for a couple days. Once we have an idea of when we can have debris cleared and repairs made to create a safe and fun place again, we’ll update you via social media and our website that we’re open. Thank you for your patience.
🌻 To hopefully brighten what was a hectic day f 🌻 To hopefully brighten what was a hectic day for Iowans (and many others!), here is a picture of some of our sunflowers standing strong. 
❤️ Our farm and crops received quite a bit of damage, but we are very thankful all guests and team members that were onsite today were safe. We are thankful for our amazing staff that remained calm, continued to monitor weather, and took care of our guests. 
⚠️ We are working hard to clear debris so we can open back up, but we are closed for the next couple of days. Please continue to watch our FB page or check our website for updates. 
🎟 Those who purchased tickets online for today (Mon, 8/10) and tomorrow (Tues, 8/11) will receive refunds. Please email us at fun@centergroveorchard.com for any questions or concerns about tickets. Thank you!
🌻Sunflowers are in bloom!!🌻 We open tomorrow 🌻Sunflowers are in bloom!!🌻 We open tomorrow, Aug 8th!! 🌻 Get your farmyard ticket! 👇🏼 Link below!