To help you plan your visit to our apple orchard, here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Our orchard is open on weekends from late August to late October. We do offer apple-picking activities during the harvest season. Admission fees vary, and we provide bags for apple picking. We also have facilities for restrooms, parking, and picnic areas.

Is your apple cider pasteurized?

Our cider is UV processed by FDA certified equipment. This means that harmful pathogens in the cider are eliminated through ultraviolet light instead of by heat. We feel that this process retains the fresh flavor of our cider.

Can cider be frozen?

Yes, cider can be frozen. Just remove about a cup to allow for expansion room and freeze. Use within 1 year.

How should apples be stored?

To preserve the quality of your apples once you take them home, you should refrigerate them in the plastic bag. Elimination of exposure to oxygen and heat will give your apples the longest shelf life. Varieties vary in shelf life and because our apples are picked at their peak of freshness, they should be used as soon as possible.

What apples would you recommend for pies?

Please see our Apple Varieties page for more information.  Any of our apples marked “baking” will do, and the more varieties you put in your pie, the more complex the flavor!

Can we bring our pets to the orchard?

We only allow registered service animals on the farm, with the exception of our Howl-O-Ween-Weekend!  The last weekend in October, we allow well behaved leashed dogs to come with their families, walk through the orchard, and go through the daytime corn maze.  Check our calendar for more details!

How long will it take me to go through the maze?

The maze has 3 miles of pathways. The average person will take between 45 – 60 minutes.

How scary is the haunted corn maze?

We design the haunting each year to give you a good experience. While we hope that you have a number of good scares, our intent is not to overly frighten you. We recommend the Haunted Maze for children over the age of 13 and do not allow unaccompanied children under the age of 16 to enter the maze without a chaperone.

What activities are available in November?

Outdoor activities close for the season the last weekend of October.  In November, the Store and Bakery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but remains open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM through the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Apple picking will continue until quantities are unavailable or until we receive a hard freeze.

Our Cider House is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM – 5:00PM in November, until the last day of the season.  In the off season, we occasionally have special events on our farm and in the Cider House. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date!

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and credit cards in all locations

Does Jonamac Orchard give donations to events or organizations?

Yes, our family donates to select local non-profit organizations and events.  For more information, please visit the donations page.