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Edwards Apple Orchard, Poplar Grove

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  • This place is so great! Fun for all ages. Good food, good music (on weekends), playground for the kids, Petting zoo. Oh, and can't forget the Apple Cider donuts!!!! Huge store with unique crafts, food...  more »
  • beautiful farm and orchard with acres of pick your own apples. Great people and employees. By far the best apple cider doughnuts in the world!!!! Come early in the day it gets busy. The owners are ver...  more »
  • Who knew that a family could have so much fun at an apple orchard? My elderly parents brought me here for lunch, an afternoon walk, and some apple pie and coffee for dessert. The place was packed and ...  more »
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  • A great place and has become an annual trek in the fall. They have alot to offer. A huge barn with many food items like spreads, jams, salsas etc...with tasting stations for many. They have many varieties of fudge and apples with tasting stations. But the best is the Apple Cider donuts, they are the BEST anywhere and definitely worth the trip. They also have other food items like fresh apple cider and bacon which are really good. Many nice gift, home decor and clothing items as well. A restaurant on site that you can get a bit to eat in. Pumpkins and Mums galore outside when you walk in. Puts you in an instant fall mood. And more outside...petting zoo, live entertainment, and more. Recommend going on a week day in the fall if you can, it can get pretty nutty on the peak fall weekends where you might have to park a 1/2 mile away and stand in line to get in and for your donuts, but the line does move fast and it is worth the wait.
  • I have been coming to Edwards with my family for years and the same great apples, donuts and fun are had year in and year out. The prices on everything are a bit high but certainly not unfair given that part of what you are paying for is a day of entertainment! Kids will have fun on the playground, seeing the animals and ringing the bell. Adults will have fun listening to great music, seeing the antique farm equipment and browsing the store. Check out the potato tent for delicious and filling baked potatoes, but save room for the best of all APPLE CIDER DONUTS! Get at least a dozen and eat some fresh out of the oven because they will never taste as good later. What else can I say? There's a reason this business has survived a TORNADO! It's because people just can't get enough each year.
  • This is an awesome family experience with lots of stuff to do. I would have given 5 stars but my reservation comes from the price gouging on everything they sell, but that is just the tourism business. Obviously you have to try apple cider donuts!!
  • I was hesitant to review hoping my family was the only group that received shameful treatment by the staff, but after losing sleep over it and reading many reviews, it is clear that is not the case. That staff was unnecessarily rude to my family and was completely unwilling to accommodate our mid-sized group. While the rules are clearly posted and understood, the staff continued to treat us like nothing more than a commodity. My extended family drove from many hours away to enjoy a nice day together, but the staff had absolutely no care or consideration. One employee even went as far as to stalk our group because he was empowered to do so and made childish comments when we collectively decided to get our money back and forgo apple picking. I have never been treated so inhumanely in my life. I proceeded to speak with the owner who too was passive aggressive. His perceived racism and support of his staffs behavior was quite frankly shocking. He made it very clear that the discontent and treatment of my family were of little concern to him because they service "15,000 other visitors each day anyway." Although the grounds provide for a lot of fun activities, especially for the little kids who loved the day, there are too many other options for picking apples and pumpkins to visit a place that cares more about profit than customer experience. I personally had come from the city planning on purchasing many fresh goods, but after our experience, could not support the farm. Needless to say, we will probably never go back and would not encourage others to either.
  • A family tradition to head here each fall. The apples are always delicious (of course you can make sure you pick the best ones!), the doughnuts are delicious, and the warm apple cider always hits the spot. We usually have lunch there as well and their BBQ pulled pork sandwich is quite tasty.