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Apple Jack Orchards

4875 37th St SE
763-972-6673

About Us

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!



Reviews

Mayumi Tamada

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Monday, May 14, 2018
We went there in 2016 for my babies first pumpkin patch. She loved farm animals. There are lots of fun for kids. Absolutely we loved!

Danielle Vander Ploeg

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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Our family LOVES Apple Jacks! My son is always so excited to go there. Lots of fun things for kids to do in the fall, particularly I'd say ages 1-7 (although we've seen plenty of older kids enjoying themselves as well). Corn pit, bouncy thing, zip lines, apple cannon, wagon and tractor rides, animals... not to mention delicious apples and baked goods! Worth the drive out. A great place for families to visit! Just note that they are seasonal so check their website before going.

Tracy Kuss

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Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017
We have been going to Apple Jack's for some years now. We love it! The kids love the animals and all the fun activities offered. They enjoyed the corn put and bounce area today. We love to pick raspberries (we picked nearly 5 lbs today) I love the wooden areas for pictures with the year on them! And of coarse apples! Highly recommend!

Jodie Huepenbecker

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Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
It was nice and peaceful. Employees where really friendly. The apple butter, apple bread & the apples are great. My neighbor and I had a good lunch. If you like chicken wild rice soup get a nice hot bowl of this soup... It was nice and quiet. Hope to be back next year.

Todd P

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Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017
We have been going to Apple Jack Orchards for over 20 years and have seen it change from a nice family environment to a more commercial feel. The kids are a lot older now, so it is less about the experience for us and more about just getting some fresh apples. I will say that the olden days with less “business” seemed more fun than the “need to get a ticket for each activity” approach. All in all this is not a big deal as we don’t go for the “king of the hay pile” or petting zoo anymore. The reason for this review is to share the poor “business” experience we had. We bought some apples and caramel for a total of $44. After leaving and driving for 10 minutes, my wife happened to get a notice on her phone from her credit card that a large purchase was just made. She reviewed the transaction and saw a $440 charge was just made at Apple Jack. A small (not so small) oops on their part? Since they did not ask for a signature on the receipt, my wife could not have even caught this error when processed at the store. We returned to the orchard and my wife went in to get this corrected. The response was not what you would expect following a $396 error on their part. In summary: • When they realized it would take some time to figure out how to correct this on their new system, one person made the comment that “she (as in my wife) won’t mind waiting”. How do they know she won’t mind waiting? • When we asked for a receipt to show the credit, they said it was a new system and they didn’t know how to print a receipt. Really? This has to be the most basic function since it is done at all other retail environments. After some prodding, someone finally said “oh, there is a print receipt” button. Imagine that? • I would think you would be overly apologetic following a $396 error. Not really for the staff that addressed this. Not even an offer for a free apple pie for our troubles. • On a side note, the young lad running the apple cannon could use a little customer service lesson too. I write this not to get a free bag of apples, but in hopes that Apple Jack Orchards recognizes how the impression their staff and the indifference they show can negatively impact their customers. Even those customers that are 20 plus years in the making.

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