Frequently Asked Questions
Are you organic? While we are not certified organic, we have chosen a safe approach to growing fruit which is called sustainable. One way we reduce chemical use is called the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach. By monitoring unacceptable levels of insects, weeds and diseases we can apply the lowest dose of chemicals only at critical times. The USDA tests our fruit annually and has never found residual pesticides. You can trust our fruit to be safe for you and your family!
How much is admission? We have many free things to do on the farm including our Old Barn Gift Shop, Apple Pantry Café, Bakery, Apple Market, Animal Feeding Area, Gaga Ball, and Play Area. On Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's our Fun Farm area is open with paid admission. Please refer to our Hours/Tickets page here: https://www.applejackorchards.com/hours-tickets for updated pricing information!
Do you accept credit cards? We accept cash and all credit/debit cards.
Do you have an ATM? We do NOT have an ATM onsite.
How far are you from Minneapolis? We are approximately 25 miles west of downtown Minneapolis (or 20 minutes west of HWY 494).
Are pets allowed? Though we are big animal lovers, pets are not allowed at Apple Jacks for a few different reasons: (1) Although we appreciate animals, as a MN business, we must adhere to the rules and regulations outlined by our license. (2) The U.S. GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) law states that NO pets shall be present where food is grown. (3) Because we are a public space, we must respect the guests who could be present that have allergies to animal hair and other health complications.
Is your orchard handicap accessible? Our orchard store and café are both accessible and ADA-friendly. However, there are some informal gathering areas outside of our building which may present difficulties for wheelchairs or walkers. Also, our wagon ride is 2 steps up off the ground.
May we bring our own food & drink? Since we have a restaurant on site, NO other food or drink is allowed.
What allergens are in your donuts? Eggs, soy, milk & wheat are all present in our donut mix. There are no peanut ingredients in the donuts, HOWEVER we may have peanuts in our kitchen.
Is your cider pasteurized? Yes. We do not make our own, but the cider mill where it originates (in southern MN) does pasteurize it as recommended by law.
How should I store my apples? Store apples in as cool a location as possible...most apples prefer 34 to 36 degrees (for Honeycrisp use 36 to 38 degrees). Keep them covered and include a damp towel to help keep the area moist.