Archives For Apples

2018: 10 Places to Go Apple Picking This Fall Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Nothing says fall like a family excursion to a local apple orchard. With many orchards to choose from, families can head a short distance from Des Moines for their choice of places to pick their own apples starting in early September through mid to late October. In addition to apple picking, many of the orchards offer petting farms, country stores, hay rides, corn mazes, and other kid-friendly activities, so leave plenty of time to take advantage of all these farms have to offer. Continue Reading…

2017 The Best U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Find an updated list for 2018 apple orchards here.

Apple picking season is here and U-pick orchards are beginning to open for business. Heading out to the apple orchard makes for a perfect fall family weekend activity. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 11 orchards near Des Moines that offer pick-your-own apples and a few that also have fun activities for the kids, on-farm stores and festivals to celebrate the harvest. So, grab your bushel bags and read on for our top picks.  Continue Reading…

2016 U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Find an updated list for 2018 apple orchards here.

It’s that time again for a favorite Midwestern fall pastime — apple picking, eating and baking! Each of the u-pick apple orchards on our list is a locally owned operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family friendly outing.  Read on to see where you can reap the apple harvest this fall near Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

Apple & Pumpkin Treats in Des Moines- dsm4kids.com

Updated August 24, 2018

The leaves on the trees are starting to show their fall colors, and area restaurants are also displaying their fall flavors.  To get your fill of the ubiquitous apple and pumpkin fall concoctions, hurry to enjoy one of these items before they’re gone.  Here’s a few apple and pumpkin flavored treats to try in Des Moines this autumn. Continue Reading…

Let’s Go Apple Picking in Central Iowa! - dsm4kids.com

Find an updated list for 2018 apple orchards here.

Autumn and apples… the two go hand in hand! Kids will love taking a trip to a local farm to pick their very own fruit. Better yet, a few of the orchards listed are mini amusement parks with corn mazes, petting zoos and hayrides that will provide the kids with a trip they won’t soon forget!  If you know of an orchard to add to the list, email nicole@dsm4kids.com. Continue Reading…