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CLOSED for the season. We will open again August 1, 2023!


The Back 40 Playground is open Aug 1st to Oct 31st from 10am to 6pm daily and offers fun for the whole family!


Tour The Community Orchard. We offer school tours, bus tours and more contact us!



The Apple Orchard Cafe serves lunch daily from 11am to 2pm, Aug - Dec. Don't forget our homemade desserts!


Buy your favorite Orchard items online Sept-Dec, from gift boxes to salsa & more! 



We are Denny & Emily Stucky, and we are the proud new owners of The Community Orchard. We purchased the orchard in May 2022, and we couldn't be more excited! Denny & I are both Fort Dodge natives and grew up frequenting the orchard and have continued the tradition with our own kids - Charlie, Jack, & Erin.

Our family has moved out here and is looking forward to keeping the orchard a destination for families and community members to make memories and build upon traditions. 

We're greatful for the relationship we have with Bev & Greg, and their willingness and support to make this a smooth transition. We can't wait for you to visit us!


The orchard, which lies along the beautiful Des Moines River Valley, grows 5,000 trees and includes 15 varieties of fresh from the tree picked apples. Our apples are all pre-picked and available for sale in our market.  You will find one of a kind home décor and gifts in our Apple Orchard Home. The Market Place is filled with great food finds and many of our very own products including our delicious bakery items made fresh in our Apple Orchard Bakery.  

Our lunches are a tasty treat! The Apple Orchard Café is open from August 1st till Christmas each season and serves soup, sandwiches, and salads along with our famous dessert options. Our Back 40 Playground was added in 2012 and now is a special venue that can keep your family busy for much of the day. The Back 40 Playground is open from 10am to 6pm daily and closes for the season October 31st.  

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We are open seasonally from August 1st to December 23rd

9 am to 6 pm

Monday - Sunday

Back 40 Hours: 10 - 6 

Cafe Hours: 11 - 2

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Photography Policy:

We love to have photographers and their clients out to shoot at the orchard. We ask that you please schedule your session ahead of time via e-mail or phone. Fee is $50/hour

Outside Food & Beverage Policy:

We have a delicious menu served daily and love to serve your family and friends. For this reason, we do not allow outside food or beverage.

Pet Policy:

We love pets, but unless you have a service animal, please leave your pets at home while coming to The Community Orchard.

Thank you for understanding.

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