Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, December 2, 2020

SHOP AT CENTER GROVE


The Apple Market

Formerly known as 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 headed 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 pie 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 crisp and pie, turnovers, Deanna’s Dumplings, pumpkin pie, 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

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

Shucks

Shucks offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken strips, our signature apple nachos, our Apple Cider Shake Up, and soft serve ice cream! Whether you’re looking for a snack or a meal, you can find it at Shucks.

Apple Jacks

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

Find what you’re looking for at the Pumpkin House. Grab some street tacos 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 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


Happy December !
Meet our very own Elf on the Farm!
Follow along with the CGO Elf up until Christmas as she explores the farm with all we have to see and do. We hope she can stay on Santa's nice list!
When you purchase a ticket for Brunch with Santa, you can meet our elf in person along with Santa & Rudolph. They all  will be excited to see you!
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You’ve been asking and here’s your answer!

Santa Claus is coming to town! 🎅🏼

Join us for Brunch with Santa each weekend until Christmas.  Tickets must be purchased online and include brunch 🍴, crafts and activities 🎨, a CGO Express train ride (weather permitting) 🚂, and of course...SANTA! 🎅🏼

Being safe is a gift we can all give each other this year, so Santa (masked) will be in the chair while children (masked) share their wishes with him from the straw bales behind the picket fence. Elves will help monitor the timing so that each child/family gets their best-that-2020-can-offer photo op 📷 with Santa. 

Tickets are limited for each time slot. 
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It was the laughter, the smiles, seeing your family hand in hand, the joy that was spread this season that fills us with so much gratitude. 
We at CGO are so grateful for our staff who came up with creative and adapting ideas then put more than 💯 effort into it. 
And you! Thank you! For your support, feedback and ideas so we can better provide the space for running, jumping, picking, laughing, playing and of course, eating! 
We hope the joy sustains you and your loved ones and you too feel the gratitude with memories that last a lifetime!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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