Frequently Asked Questions…We Get These All the Time! 

Do You Accept Credit Cards:

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. However, since we are a farm, logistically we can only accept credit cards in limited areas so cash is encouraged. During busy times we also have cash only lines that move much quicker so please plan accordingly!

When is the Hard Cider Bar Open:

During the Fall Season the Hard Cider Bar is open on Friday afternoons / evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. During our Spring Season (May and Early June) the Hard Cider Bar is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  See our Hour and Directions for details.

When is the Best Time to Visit: 

Our Fall Season (Mid-August till late December) is the most popular time of year for us. Both the Farm Stand and Cider Bar are open regular hours.  As you can imagine our most crowded times are Weekends in September and October, with peak hours being between 12:00 and 4:00. November and December are a great time to visit for those looking for no crowds and we usually have great weather those months (we always say November and December are the best months!). Our Spring Season (Weekends in May and Early June) is for the Cider Bar only and is another time to visit for great weather and no crowds. As always, be sure to check our Calendar Page for a list of activities and other special events.  

Do You Have Fresh Apple Cider:

Yes, during our Fall season we have our fresh pressed Apple Cider available for to-go purchase in both 1/2 Gal. and 1 Gal. jugs. Pack a cooler in the car and take a few gallons home with you! We also sell our fresh cider by the glass for those visitors who would like to enjoy it on-premise during their visit. 

Do You Have Food:

We have a variety of seasonal treats available including our famous Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Cider Slush, Fried Apple Pies, Fried Pork Skins, Soft Pretzels and more! During our Spring Season food options are much more limited…Feel free to pack a picnic lunch!  

Can I Bring a Cooler:

Coolers are allowed for food only. Outside beverages are not allowed and coolers are subject to inspection. 

Are Pets Allowed:

As of 4/15/2021 we are happy to once again allow pets to visit certain areas of our venue. Please note that due to state and federal regulations Pets are not allowed into The Orchard or the Farm Stand area (only service animals as defined by the ADA are permitted in these areas). For the safety of your pet, other customers, and our farm animals all pets must remain leashed and under your control at all times. Please be considerate of other guests and clean up after your pet and do not allow them on the tables. Thank You for your cooperation as we work to develop a pet policy that works for our unique venue!


What Time of Year Are You Open:

Fall is our traditional season. We have been open from Mid- August until Christmas for over 20 years! As demands have increased we have extended our season to include weekends in May and Early June, as well as a few special events during the summer months. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to remain up to date with special hours and events!

Are You Open If It Rains:

We typically remain open during inclement weather, however we are an outdoor venue and we occasionally need to close due to extreme weather. Our Facebook page will remain up to date regarding any weather related issues.

Are Children Allowed:

Yes, our business was built around the concept of A Fall Family Tradition! However, being a working farm, we are kid friendly but not kid focused. we strongly encourage parents / guardians to closely supervise their children to avoid damage to themselves, other customers, and our farm. We are not a playground / amusement themed farm for running, yelling, climbing trees, and chasing animals. We are a small sustainable working farm with trees that are here for fruit production…please respect our work environment and take time to observe and learn!

Is There an Admission Fee:

There is not a fee to visit our Farm Stand and/or Cider Bar during regular business hours. Prices vary depending and what you would like to purchase and/or what activities you would like to participate in. Pick Your Own Apples are available by reservation only, details can be found on our U-Pick Page.  

 Are You Organic:

No we are not. Our climate is not conducive to organic farming and we prefer a sustainable business model with limited input if/when needed.

 Is your Cider Gluten Free:

Yes, both our Fresh Cider and our Hard Ciders are naturally Gluten Free!

Do You Allow Professional Photography:

During our Fall Season we do not allow professional photography. If you are interested in photography during months of January through July please contact us via email at info@windyhillorchard.com