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.
Schools are welcome to tour Jacobs' Family Orchard at any time of year. We can accommodate groups of less than ten children up to 40 students or more, although we prefer to split larger groups into smaller groups of 20 or so students.
Students can learn about what goes into operating a working farm while enjoying themselves and sampling some of our products.
All children will be given a donut and cider slush after the tour is over. In addition, they’ll have some free time to play in the corn maze, haunted house and straw pyramid as well as take turns feeding the goats.
Groups with more than 40 students will also enjoy listening to story time. Naturally, many of our books are about apples.
Adults who think a younger child may be overwhelmed or frightened by any of the attractions, such as the Haunted House, are always welcome to accompany them inside. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to Jacobs' Family Orchard, no matter their age.
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.