Community Orchard

Community Orchard, Fort Dodge: Hours, Address, Community Orchard Reviews: 4.5/5

Community Orchard
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
OPEN AUGUST 1st. Community Orchard is a 50 acre apple orchard located in North Central Iowa. Home decor, fall decor, bakery and the Apple Orchard Cafe round out this venue. Open August 1st til December 23rd. Come see us!! The Back 40 Playground is brand new this fall. It is a 4 acre playground for kids and adults. It features a large jumping pillow, farm tile slide, farm tile rollers, goats, llamas and two pot bellied pigs.... Try the pedal karts, play in the corn box and participate in the duck races. Dress a scarecrow and take a picture. Playground hours are daily from 10-6...come out and enjoy a fantastic fall day with great food finds. New Corn Maze every year. Try our new Caramel Apple Flat pie, eat a walking taco in the Back 40 eatery and sit back and enjoy yourself.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Linda S
39 contributions
Solo
Did an adult solo trip. Many food products to buy and the upstairs had clothing, decor, gifts and children articles to buy BUT really nothing else for a childless person. The Back 40 looked like a fun place to visit with your children.
Written September 5, 2021
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Barb L
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Lunch at the Orchard Cafe was one of the optional activities at our recent class reunion held in Fort Dodge. I chose the lunch option because I had heard fabulous comments about the food and the service. I was not disappointed! Bev had beautiful tables set for about 20 of us in a separate section of the cafe. She even created a special paper menu welcoming our group to the cafe. What a special touch for our group experience at Orchard Cafe. The service was fabulous, and I should also mention that the food was delicious. I ordered the Rueben and Scarecrow soup, but everything that my classmates ordered looked good. When I'm in town again, I will plan to stop for lunch a the Orchard Cafe!
Written August 29, 2021
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MamaC_NanaD_PapaC
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States9 contributions
I cannot say enough good things about the Orchard. This place has been a staple of the area for years and years and is a great place to go with out-of-town friends. Products from there are local and absolutely amazing!
Written July 16, 2021
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megbeshey
Fort Dodge, IA10 contributions
This incredible place of fun, traditions and memories is just a stone's throw away from where I live. I love seeing the pumpkins in the fields, the families playing in the Back 40 and the cars parked while people sit inside the cafe enjoying amazing food, shopping for Iowa food/products and the Apple Attic....oh my! Every time I go in there, I get something for me, something for my mom (cinnamon ice cream is her fave!), apple turnovers (for my dad) and the dog too! So many unique things and the gift boxes are great for the holidays to ship to loved ones something special from the Orchard!
Written November 22, 2019
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Kim E
28 contributions
Couples
This place is worth driving out of your way. We enjoyed the lunch options--very good Reuben. Fun to look around the market and boutique after we ate. We do suggest finding a more buttery croissant for the chicken salad sandwich.
Written November 1, 2019
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Ann H
1 contribution
Couples
We got delicious apples, apple dumplings, a very unique pumpkin, visited the very unique gift shop. Wonderful experience overall. Highly recommend a trip to this orchard. you will love it!
Written October 10, 2019
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM673 contributions
Friends
It is gorgeous, very well maintained and the staff is great. Loved it. Had lunch, scarecrow soup was outstanding. Very large gift store.
Written October 4, 2019
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Carrie N
Eagle Grove, IA459 contributions
Friends
Community Orchards added a sunflower festival this year. Sunflowers were beautiful. You paid $5 to ride to the patch and pick two sunflowers to take home! The orchard was a lot less crowded during the early season. The food is also delicious at the cafe. I love the scarecrow soup!
Written September 23, 2019
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Steve N
Little Rock, AR151 contributions
Friends
We happened to be in Fort Dodge over on August weekend, and was looking for something to kill a couple of hours. We found a great option at the Community Orchard. On top of it being a cool fruit business (showcasing apples), it happened to be their Sunflower Flower weekend. They also have a neat little activity park for kids (fee for admissision). You can’t spend the entire afternoon here, but if you’re in the area, and they’re open (seasonal biz) drop by for a visit.
Written August 12, 2019
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Mallory Wlasiuk
1 contribution
Couples
I had heard about Community Orchard from Locals when i stopped for gas passing through town and decided to check it out, I ended up leaving with a box full of goodies from caramel corn to corn salsa and it is MY FAVORITE!!! i will be back many times to see the outside activities in the fall rather than the snowy weather when i visited! The owners Bev and Greg are so sweet and kind, they do anything it takes to make the customer happy and wanting to return (: HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Written March 4, 2019
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Community Orchard is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM