November 2015

Beat the rush and preorder your
Thanksgiving pie today!
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ANNOUNCING: PICK-YOUR-OWN....APPLES!! We are happy to announce that we are beginning pick-your-own apples at our new Granger location for Iowa Orchard. Some of you know this as the place on Hwy 141 where you picked strawberries this June. This new system of apple growing yields the largest, cleanest, and most beautiful fruit you will ever see. Check out this picture that I included of a similar row. You have to see our fruit to believe it! And what fun for the whole family.
Pick your own(weather permitting) will include the following varieties(ripeness permitting):
HoneyCrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Jonathan, Empire, Cortland, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, and Jonagold
We have been growing with this system for more than a decade, but now we are allowing the public to experience the picking, but only at our Granger location. It is just a few minutes from our main Urbandale orchard. The exact address is 13140 NW102nd Ave, Granger, 50109. It is immediately off of HWY 141. We begin tomorrow, Saturday, 9-5-15. We are open from 9am to 5pm everyday (7days/week). We do not offer pick-your-own in Urbandale because of the size and age of the trees. If you have questions you may call 515-707-3809 and ask Bryan. I will return messages in the ev

Here at Iowa Orchard, we make 21 different flavors of rich, flaky pies. We also offer most in a low-sugar recipe for those watching their
sugar intake. Make sure and read to the end of this post to find out
Get your preorders in as early as you can so we can prepare. 

Make sure and order your favorites, but get creative this holiday
season by trying a new flavor. It's easy with such a large selection.
Here at Iowa Orchard, we have built a reputation on our wonderful quality, from our signature choice of dutch crumb apple to our newest flavors like gooseberry, chocolate pecan, and chocolate french silk.
We are very particular with our homemade top crust which we make
with an actual rolling pin, floured cloth, and delicate technique. We
make a very flaky top crust that noone, except Grandma, could match. Most pie shops or big box grocery stores hide the fact that their top
crust ISN'T flaky by brushing on an eggwash or butter, and sprinkling
on coarse sugar. This is a clever way that conceals a machined, or
poor techniqued top crust. We believe in a delicate, flaky top crust
using the contrasting flavors of flour, salt, sugar, and vinegar. To smell the complex flavors baking is definitely a treat. And our fruit pies are never made with a canned pie filling. We use mostly fruits grown at
Iowa Orchard or the same variety of fruit I would grow here.

Many of our customers think that getting their pie orders on Tuesday
or Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the freshest pie they can get.
And this IS a very high quality pie, but the hidden secret for your
holiday gathering should be our frozen unbaked pies. This guarantees you the freshest crust possible when it comes out of YOUR oven
piping hot! Imagine your family enjoying the smell of the baking, along with the flavor of our "YOUR wink emoticon " creation! The crust will never be more perfect than this. And they are so easy because you
don't have to thaw the pie first. You just go from freezer - to preheated oven - to your dining table. The directions are right on the pie, and are very simple. This is smarter planning too, because you can purchase
in advance, and then bake as many as you need, which gives you the option of saving a frozen pie until Christmas or other event.

About PreOrdering: We are open everyday(7 days) from 9-6pm, and
are even open Thanksgiving morning from 8am to Noon. Our phone #
is 515-276-0852, and we are located in Urbandale at 9875 Meredith Drive. Don't forget, we still have the highest quality apples until at least Easter like HoneyCrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, and about 6 others. And we
have freshly pressed apple cider that has no added sugar or water.
Try a sample when you visit us. Here are our Thanksgiving Specials:

SPECIAL #1: Place order for pickup between Saturday(Nov 21st)
until Tuesday(Nov 24th). If you preorder 2 FROZEN pies you can
have a 1/2 price pie(baked or frozen). Why is this smart?...You are avoiding our busiest pick-up day of Wednesday(Nov 25th), but more importantly, you're getting the freshest baked pies as they come out
of your oven at your family gathering when you choose to bake them.

SPECIAL #2: Place order for pickup on Wednesday(Nov 25th) or Thanksgiving morning(8am to Noon). If you preorder 3 pies(baked or frozen) you can have a 1/2 price FROZEN pie to bake at home. Why is this smart?...If you are not sure of the number of family members, you can save your frozen pie to bake at Christmas, or other family event.

Have a great Thanksgiving, and thank you for supporting a small, local business. Let our family celebrate and be thankful with yours.

Open Everyday
7 Days a Week
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

9875 Meredith Dr.