FAQ

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Orchard Rules

1. Please pay for all that you pick. 

2. Do not climb the trees. 

3. Do not waste/sample fruit.

4. Please clean up after yourself. 

5. No Pets allowed 

Upon entering the Orchard, the customer agrees that Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard will not be held responsible for any accident or injury occurring on the premises.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Sorry, we no longer allow pets at the orchard. It can get very busy and crowded with cars & children, so please leave your four-legged friends at home.

Why can't we climb the trees?

Fruit trees are very fragile. They are made for holding fruit, not you. Don't worry though, we will let you borrow a picking pole to reach the fruit on the higher branches.

Do we need to bring our own bags?

We have plenty of bags available here, but if you have reusable bags or baskets of your own, please bring them!

Can we drive into the orchard?

 No, we have activity bands available that includes a tractor pulled ride which will take you to the top of the hill and pick you back up!

Can we bring our own food?

No, we have our very own Orchard Café where we serve everything from a Pizza to our delicious Apple Cider Doughnuts.

Is this an organic farm?

No. We do use pesticides and chemicals on the fruit trees, but we use as little as possible (much less than large commercial farms that sell to grocery stores).

Should I wash my apple before I eat it?

Like any fruit or vegetable that you get anywhere, you should always wash it or wipe it off before you eat it. Sinks and paper towels are available in the restrooms.

Is there a ATM at the orchard?

No. We do accept credit or debit cards with a $5 minimum purchase when using a card.   
We also accept cash.

How big is the orchard?

The orchard is about seventy acres.

When is the orchard open?

Hours vary during spring and summer - please call ahead. 
Regular hours during the fall season.

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