Watch Your Children
We are a working farm, with a working train and tractors and lots of farm animals.
Please monitor and protect your children during your visit, for their safety and ours.
No Smoking, Please
We are tobacco free. Please refrain from smoking, using other tobacco products or vaping while visiting Center Grove Orchard.
No Alcoholic Beverages
During the Farmyard Season please help us maintain a family-friendly environment.
Our Grounds & Facilities
WHERE IS YOUR ACCESSIBLE PARKING?
When we are very busy and have staff present to direct parking, simply stop at the first parking attendant and let them know your needs. You will be re-routed to accessible parking.
HOW FAR DO I HAVE TO WALK BETWEEN ACTIVITIES?
DO YOU HAVE RESTROOM FACILITIES?
CAN MY DOG COME ALONG?
HOW LONG SHOULD WE PLAN FOR TO ENJOY THE ORCHARD AND ALL THE FARMYARD ACTIVITIES?
ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WELCOME TO TAKE PHOTOS AT THE ORCHARD?
ARE ALL ACTIVITIES WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Admission & Payment
SEASON PASS: WHY CAN'T I DOWNLOAD MY SEASON PASS TICKETS?
- Email address
- Photo uploaded (please see related FAQ about Season Pass photos)
SEASON PASS: CAN I HAVE MY PHOTO TAKEN AT THE ADMISSIONS AREA?
SEASON PASS: CAN I SHOW A PHOTO ID INSTEAD OF UPLOADING A PICTURE?
STRAWBERRY/FALL SEASON: CAN I GET A REFUND ON DAILY ADMISSION TICKETS OR CHANGE THE DATE OF MY TICKETS?
STRAWBERRY/FALL SEASON: DO YOU CLOSE/CAN I GET A REFUND IF IT BEGINS RAINING WHILE I'M THERE?
HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?
CAN I SHOP THE COUNTRY STORE WITHOUT PAYING ADMISSION?
CAN I PICK MY OWN APPLES WITHOUT PAYING ADMISSION?
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS OR PROMOTIONS ON WEEKENDS?
CAN I VISIT ON A WEEKDAY TO AVOID THE HIGHER ADMISSION COST?
ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES TO VISITING ON WEEKENDS DESPITE THE HIGHER ADMISSION COST?
HOLIDAY SEASON: CAN I GET A REFUND ON TICKETS OR CHANGE THE DATE OF MY TICKETS?
Brunch with Santa tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another date during the season. To transfer your tickets, simply view your order confirmation email and change your tickets by editing them to the new date. Due to limited seating, transfer of Brunch with Santa tickets is allowed up to 24 hours before the purchased ticket's date and time.
HOW DOES IT WORK WHEN I PICK MY OWN APPLES? WHERE DO I GET A BAG? WHICH APPLES CAN I PICK?
WHICH APPLES ARE GOOD FOR PIE, CRISP, CARAMEL APPLES, ETC.?
WHAT ARE YOUR APPLE PRICES?
WHY DO HONEYCRISP, EVERCRISP, & LUDACRISP APPLES COST MORE?
HOW MANY POUNDS ARE IN A BUSHEL OR A PECK?
1/2 bushel = 24 lbs.
1 bushel = 48 lbs.
IS YOUR APPLE CIDER PASTEURIZED?
ARE YOUR APPLES ORGANIC?
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR APPLES?
HOW LONG DO APPLES LAST ONCE PURCHASED?
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR SECONDS?
IS THE SUNFLOWER MEADOW INCLUDED WITH FARMYARD ADMISSION?
IS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED IN THE SUNFLOWER MEADOW?
CAN I BRING MY DOG FOR PHOTOS?
DO YOU HAVE A LOST AND FOUND?
IS CENTER GROVE ORCHARD FAMILY-OWNED AND -OPERATED?
CAN MY GROUP'S FOOD BE SUPPLIED BY AN OUTSIDE CATERING SERVICE?
DOES CENTER GROVE ORCHARD MAKE DONATIONS TO FUNDRAISERS?
WHAT ARE THE BAKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FROZEN PIE / CRISP / DUMPLINGS AVAILABLE AT THE BAKERY, OR FOR COOKIE DOUGH PURCHASED IN A FUNDRAISER?
Farmhouse Apple Pie – Bake at 400° for 40 minutes, then decrease temperature to 350° for 50–60 minutes or until golden brown.
Country Apple Pie – Bake at 400° for 40 minutes, then decrease temperature to 350° for 50–60 minutes or until golden brown.
Deanna’s Dumplings – Preheat oven to 400°. Bake for 50–60 minutes or until golden brown, basting the last 10–15 minutes.
Apple Crisp – Bake at 350° for 90 minutes
Cookie Dough – Preheat oven to to 350°. Bake for 8-10 minutes.