Daily Farm Updates Friday, May 14, 2021

SHOP AT CENTER GROVE


The Country Store

Come choose from a wide variety of freshly-picked apples. Select your favorite butters and preserves to take home and enjoy. Check out our wide and unique selection of jellies, honey, soup mixes, dressings, coffees, dips and more. From salsa to BBQ sauce, it’s all here!

EAT AT CENTER GROVE

Coming and Going

Whether you’re just arriving or heading back home, stop by one of our fantastic places in our main building before you head back to your next activity!

Hay Cafe

Rain or shine, you can sit down and enjoy a delicious and unique meal. The Hay Cafe offers sandwiches, soups, chicken pot pies and more! Kid-friendly options, too. For dessert, check out our variety of ice cream flavors. Cider, slushies and soft drinks are also available.

Bakery

Once the aromas catch your nose, you’re hooked! The Bakery offers a variety of yummy things to eat, including cider donuts, apple crisps and pies, turnovers, Deanna’s Dumplings, pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, ice cream, apple cider—both hot and cold—and apple cider slushies!

Coffee Shop

Stop by our Coffee Shop and enjoy espressos, lattes, mochas, Americanos and cappuccinos made from freshly-ground beans. Beyond coffee, try a hot chocolate, chai, or traditional apple cider. Don't forget to grab a cider donut before taking in our beautiful Iowa farm (or an extra for the drive home).

Food at the Farmyard

If you’re coming to the Farmyard to enjoy our activities, we hope you’ll stop at one of our many food stands and enjoy a meal!

The Feed Bunk

Closed until Fall. Come hungry, because you definitely won’t leave that way! Our Feed Bunk is ready to serve you on the weekends with burgers, hot dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches and our fresh-cut fries. Oh, and don’t forget our famous applesauce!

Shucks

Closed until Fall. Shucks offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken strips, and our signature apple nachos! Whether you’re looking for a snack or a meal, you can find it at Shucks.

Apple Jacks

Closed until Fall. Apple Jacks is loaded with all things apple. Caramel apples, apple nachos, cider donuts, cider slushies and more—it’s all here at Apple Jacks.

Pumpkin House

Closed until Fall. Find what you’re looking for at the Pumpkin House. Grab some corn dogs to take with you around the Farmyard or find a bench to enjoy a snack or meal—the Pumpkin House is the place to be.

Country Corner

Country Corner is your headquarters for U-Pick bags for the Orchard and Strawberry Patch as well as for drinks and snacks like caramel apples and cider donuts.

Follow Along

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


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📣 STRAWBERRY UPDATE

We are anticipating our Strawberry Season to last 3-4 weeks once the berries ripen at the end of May.🍓 During this time we will have many Farmyard activities open - including the Corn Pool! 🌽 “Donut” forget to grab a strawberry treat at the Hay Café and Country Store! 🥧

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🕘 HOURS

Strawberry Patch, Hay Cafe, Coffee Shop, & Farmyard
Every day from 9 AM to 2 PM
Country Store
Every day from 9 AM to 5 PM

Weather and daily picking activity will affect the Strawberry Patch’s operating hours. Depending on those two variables, the patch may need to close for a couple days to allow the strawberries to ripen. The Coffee Shop, Hay Café, Country Store, and Farmyard will stay open, even if the Strawberry Patch is closed. 

Please check our social media or website for the most accurate information regarding the Strawberry Patch. 

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✨ Learn more: https://centergroveorchard.com/activities/strawberry-patch/ 

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