History of Jacobs' Family Orchard
Jacobs' Family Orchard has had three owners. The Ice Family started the orchard about 80 years ago. They eventually sold to the Andersons, who sold to Samantha and Wayne Jacobs, the current owners.
Wayne was raised on a nearby farm and remembers picking apples with his father in the very orchard he would end up owning one day. Both Samantha and Wayne are Purdue University graduates, with degrees in agriculture. They met while at Purdue. Wayne went on to become a grain buyer on the Farmers Elevator while Samantha is a successful Account Manager, representing JBS United, a successful feed supplier company.
Other Produce We Farm
While Jacobs' Family Orchard offers up a wide array of apples throughout the year, that’s not all we’re about. We also grow and sell our own fresh produce. You can be sure that any produce you buy while visiting Jacobs' Family Orchard has been grown here by us, no exceptions. By eliminating the middleman, you’re assured the freshest produce possible.
We have a fine variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available, depending on the time of year. Visit us to see what we currently have in season.
Besides selling agricultural products, donuts and cider, the Jacob’s offer agritourism tours in the fall. Parents and children can celebrate the season together while enjoying a relaxing day in the country.
The fall harvest is the perfect time to pick out just the right pumpkins and gourds for decorating and cooking, as well as stock up on a variety of delicious autumn fruits.
Children will have a great time in our inflated haunted house, while children and adults alike can both enjoy wagon rides and pumpkin picking in the crisp autumn air.
We do allow professional photographers to take pictures at our farm. There is a $10/hour fee to take pictures and you do have to pay to access any of the activities you would like to take pictures on. You are only allowed to take pictures in the areas the general public has access to. Please check in at the store when arriving at the farm to take pictures and we will get you a pass.
Dog are allowed at the orchard but the must remain on a leash, must be other dog and people friendly, please clean up after them and are not allowed in the store. Properly trained service dogs are allowed in the store.
Jacobs' Family Orchard is located between Muncie and New Castle, off of U.S. 36, near the small town of Mt. Summit in East Central Indiana.