Justus Orchard is the perfect place for a Group Excursion, Tour Bus destination or Apple Orchard Education Tour. Church Groups, School Groups and Families have been making Justus Orchard a favorite fall destination since the early 1970’s. Enjoy a complimentary cup of apple cider as you browse through our Apple House and Bakery or just relax on the porch enjoying our beautiful mountain views. We guarantee a warm welcome, great apples, great food and an abundance of nature.
We have the following Group Options available:
Organizations, Church Groups and Tour Bus Groups
There is no admittance fee and charges are only for purchased items. All members receive a complimentary sample of fresh apple cider or apple cider slushie and may sample the different varieties of apples available. You may mix and match your favorite apples, tour the orchard, shop for canned goods and your favorite fall vegetables. A visit to our delicious Bakery with fresh homemade goodies is a must! We offer our Apples U Pick or We Pick by the bushel, ½ bushel, peck, ½ peck or by the pound. Due to multiple groups coming on the same day, scheduling is appreciated and recommended in order to help us prepare the amount of picked apples and baked goods needed. Please call 828-243-2420 or email email@example.com for reservations. We are tour bus and van accessible and look forward to hosting your group!
Educational Farm Tour
Schools, Home School, Youth Groups
Educational Farm Tours are available mid August through October, Monday through Thursdays only, at intervals of 9:00, 10:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00. The group will tour the farm on a tractor pulled wagon to view the farm, apple trees and apple varieties we grow, learn about the life of the Apple, see real working bees in our observation hive, visit the farm animals and learn how and what they contribute to the farm and will get to pick out a small bag of apples. At the end of the tour everyone will get to enjoy a cup of fresh apple cider and a fresh baked apple cider donut. Playground time, picnic area and additional shopping in the apple house and bakery are also available.
There is a minimum of 18 members, or $180, per tour, and a maximum of 45 members. If your group has less than 18, it is possible to join another small group, or if you have more than 45 we can split the groups. We ask that all groups of children have at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students to ensure the safety of the children and the beauty of our orchard. Teachers and chaperones are invited to join the hayride and education for free, or enjoy the whole package at the same $10 rate.
Children should wear tennis shoes or other closed toe shoe and jackets and raincoats are recommended for cool, rainy days.
Reminder: Please BEE aware of anyone in your group who has Bee allergies! Bees are a common visitor in any orchard with fruit.
Educational Farm Package- $10 per child
- Hay Ride
- Apple and Farm Education
- ¼ Peck of Apples (may be pick your own or already picked, depending on the time of season)
- Cup of Apple Cider in a take home Apple cup
- Apple Cider Donut
- Playground Time
All Educational Farm tours must be scheduled. To schedule your group, please call 828-243-2420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A 25% deposit may be required to reserve your day and time.