At Jacobs’ Family Orchard, we start selling our fresh produce by early May. We take these early crops to the Farmer’s Markets in Muncie and New Castle. Around this time, we have radishes and lettuce. In late May and June, we have radishes, lettuce, turnips, beets, kale, strawberries, sugar snap peas and kohlrabi. We also have two hoop houses where we grow early tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and other items.
We start to have sweet corn around July 1st, if the weather lets us plant early enough. When we start harvesting sweet corn, we open up the orchard and start selling produce. By July we also start producing tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, cabbage, green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, eggplant and broccoli available.
Mid-August is around the time we start selling our apples, donuts and other goodies, depending on when the apples begin to ripen. We have fresh cider available as soon as we have enough apples picked to make some, usually a few days after we open. The entertainment part of the orchard will hopefully be ready around Labor Day. After that, our hours are from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. We don’t charge any admission to Jacobs' Family Orchard.
We also sell a wide variety of Dillman Farms products, local honey, sorghum, Tennessee Chow-Chow, mulling spices, peaches from Carolinas during August and September, baking mixes and Amish Country popcorn.
Depending on the weather, we should have pumpkins, winter squash and fall items ready by September 10th.
We do offer school tours in the fall. Please call us for more information. Call early, because our school tours are popular and fill up fast.