FAQ'S - Blake Farms
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FAQ'S

GENERAL


Is there an admission fee to visit Blake's?

No, Blake’s does not charge for parking to visit our property/store.  Customers will pay for all u-pick produce upon exiting the orchard. Our Funland area does require an admission fee if you choose to enter that area. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Blake’s accepts all forms of payment including cash and all major debit/credit cards at all registers. We also accept Apple Pay at all registers. Michigan Bridge Cards/SNAP are not accepted 

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, we do not allow pets at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill or Blake’s Big Apple. 

Pets are permitted at both Blake’s Backyard and Blake’s Lyon Township.

Exceptions will only be made for registered service animals, which must be properly identified as such. Pets must be on a leash 6ft or shorter at all times.

Additionally, there is limited shade in the parking lot for your pets to stay in your vehicle. 

Does it get muddy when it rains?

Keep in mind, Blake’s is a real working farm! Some of our walking areas are concrete/stone pathways, but most of our surfaces are dirt, which gets muddy after it rains. The safety of our guests is always at the forefront when we have recently had rainy weather, but it is wise to come dressed accordingly if the weather has been wet.

Can I bring my own food?

Sorry, we do not allow any outside food or beverages on our property due to health regulations.

We do have multiple spots on our property to eat including Blake’s Tasting Room, Blake’s Grill located inside the Cider Mill and many other food & beverage stands open seasonally including Orchard Cafe, Snack Shack, Graze Farm Kitchen, and Blake’s Burger Tent. 

Do you have gift cards available?

Gift cards can be purchased at any 4 of our locations as well as online (blakesstore.com). Gift cards can only be redeemed on property at any of our locations. Gift cards are not valid for any online sales. 

Can I smoke on the farm?

Blake Farms is a non-smoking property. If you would like to smoke, we ask that you do so in a designated area away from our guests or in the parking lot.

What ingredients are in your donuts?

Blake’s donuts are made with wheat flour, sugar, eggs, soy and milk and fried in all-purpose shortening.

Are Blake’s donuts vegan?

No, our donuts are not vegan, as they contain eggs and dairy products. 

Are there peanuts in your donuts?

No, our donuts do not contain any nuts, however, there is a risk of cross contamination as we make other products with tree nuts and peanuts in the same facility.

Do you offer gluten free donuts?

Yes, we offer gluten free donuts at all 4 of our locations.

What products do you sell that are gluten free?

Several of our jarred items, hard cider, soft cider, caramel apples are gluten free.

Do you take large donut orders for events such as weddings? How far in advance to orders need to be placed?

Yes, bulk donut orders can be placed by calling any of our 4 locations. Please place orders 1 week prior to your event. 

Can I get caramel apples for my wedding?

We have several options available for caramel apples for your wedding or special event. For bulk orders please call our Cider Mill at 586-784-5343. All large orders should be placed a minimum of 1 week prior to your event.  

Where can Blake's jarred goods be purchased?

Blake’s jarred items can be purchased at any of our 4 locations. We have a selection of our jarred items available at many specialty grocery stores including Nino Salvaggio’s, Vince & Joes, Randazzo, Cantoro Market and many others  in the metro Detroit area as well as online at www.blakesstore.com

Can you ship apple cider and/or donuts?

No, due to the need for refrigeration and to guarantee freshness we do not ship our apple cider or donuts. 

Can I fly my drone at Blake's?

The Blake Family of Companies prohibits the use of recreational/commercial drones by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, on any of the Blake Family of Companies Property Resorts’ property, except in limited circumstances when an approved operator has obtained an FAA exemption and received written permission from the company. This includes use associated with special events, marketing, and film/photo applications.

Are weapons permitted at Blake's?

Blake’s does not permit carrying firearms, ammunition, knives and weapons of any kind at any of our locations.

FARM


Do you allow professional photography at the orchard?

We do not book professional photography sessions due to being a fully operational farm with equipment and employees working at all times. For further inquiries regarding photography email us at info@blakefarms.com

Are drones allowed?

We do not allow drones due to privacy and safety concerns for our employees and customers. 

Do you have a lavender field? When is it open?

Our lavender field is open during our annual lavender festival. We also have upick lavender available in July. 

How do I know what produce is available for upick?

Is Blake's produce organic?

Our fruits and vegetables are not organic. We use the minimal amount of pesticides possible to ensure the highest quality fruits and vegetables. 

Do you ship apples?

Yes, we ship apples year-round! Apples can be purchased on our online store (www.blakesstore.com) 

Blake’s TASTING ROOM


Do you have gift cards available?

Gift cards can be purchased at any 4 of our locations as well as online (blakesstore.com). Gift cards can only be redeemed on property at any of our locations. Gift cards are not valid for any online sales. 

Do you take reservations?

Yes, we accept reservations except in September, October and property wide festival weekends. Reservations are not required. We have plenty of both outdoor and indoor seating areas to accommodate our guests.

Can we bring children to your restaurants?

Yes, our Tasting Room is family friendly and we have a delicious kids menu. 

Can I order a keg of hard cider?

Yes, we sell 1/6 and ½ barrel kegs which can be purchased from by calling our Tasting Room at 586-784-9463.

Do you ship wine?

Yes, select varieties are available for shipping. Place your order here.

Do you ship your hard cider?

Yes, we ship our hard cider! Place your order here

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS


What location are the haunted attractions at?

All haunted attractions are held at Blake’s Big Apple located at 71485 North Ave, Armada MI 48005.Visit Haunted Attractions page.

When are your haunted attractions open?

Our haunted attractions normally open the third weekend of September and run through the last weekend in October. Haunted attractions are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from dusk till 12pm on Friday’s & Saturday’s and 11pm on Sunday’s. Visit page for up to date information.

Do you have haunted attractions on Halloween night?

End dates for haunted attractions vary yearly, visit haunted attractions page for current dates.

Do Haunted attractions continue in the rain?

It depends on the severity of the weather. We recommend calling the Big Apple prior to heading out to double check on cancelations.

What do VIP tickets entail?

VIP tickets allow you to skip the general admission line for the VIP line to decrease your wait time.

Can I book a private bonfire?

A private bonfire area can be booked for $8 per person in addition to the haunted combo package you choose.

How long is the Zombie Paintball Safari?

The Zombie Paintball Safari is roughly 20 minutes long. 

How long is the Haunted Hayride?

Haunted Hayrides are typically 30 minutes. This includes a quick stop for a cup of cider and cider mill donut. 

I bought my haunted tickets but can't go on that day, can I get a refund?

Tickets for haunted attractions can be used any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during the current haunted season.

I bought a combo package but did not use tickets for all of the attractions.

Tickets for each attraction can be used any Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the current haunted season.

Where can I purchase tickets for Blake's haunted attractions?

Tickets for Blake’s haunted attractions can be purchase online or at the Big Apple. Ticket sales begin around 6pm onsite.  

Do we need to wait in line if we pre purchase tickets?

You will need to wait in line for each specific attraction. Pre-purchasing tickets will save you from standing in the ticket booth line.

Can I make reservations for Haunted events?

We offer reservations for haunted hayrides, which allows you to go to the reservation line (skipping the general admission line) as well as guarantee your group is together on the same hayride. For zombie paintball we offer an option to rent the entire truck for a private tour. To book any group reservations contact Blake’s Big Apple location at (586) 784-9710.

Do you offer group rates?

We have group rates available for renting a private zombie paintball safari truck.

FUNLAND


What is Funland?

Funland is a family friendly area, featuring our animal farm, train/wagon rides, John Deere Speedway, Barnyard 500 Tricycle track, play structures, corn maze, sports zone and more! Visit Funland Page

When is Funland Open?

Funland is open seasonally. Visit Funland page for current hours.

Where is Funland Located?

Funland is located at both Blake’s Cider Mill,  Blake’s Big Apple & Blake’s Lyon Township locations.

Are admission tickets required?

Yes, admission tickets are required for all guests entering the Funland area including adults. Children aged 2 and under enter free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased both onsite and online.

Do you offer group tours & parties?

Yes, we offer group tours and private parties inside our Funland area. For more information, please call our group director Laurie at (586)295-7948

EVENTS


Do you host private events?

Yes, we have multiple different private event areas on our property for birthday parties, luncheons, showers, corporate events and more! Learn More about our private events.

Do you host wedding ceremonies?

Yes, we allow wedding ceremonies to be held in the orchard or on the property at this time.

Do you host wedding receptions?

Yes, we allow wedding receptions. Contact our event manager at events@blakefarms.com for more information

Who should I contact for more information?

For more information on a private event please email our event manager at events@blakefarms.com.

LOVEY’S


What is Lovey’s Lavender Market?

Lovey’s is a farmhouse boutique that offers lavender products, unique home décor, bath & body products, and a variety of seasonal products.  Visit Lovey's Page

What are the hours of operation?

Lovey’s is open July through December on Saturday’s & Sunday’s from 10am-5pm.

Is it just lavender products?

No, Lovey’s has a variety of home décor, kitchen, bath, and seasonal décor items as well as lavender products.

Is Lovey’s a consignment shop?

Lovey’s is not a consignment shop, but we do work with local vendors to promote artisans in the area and sell their products.

Blake’s HARD CIDER


Is Blake's Hard Cider vegan?

Yes, our hard ciders are 100% vegan, as we do not use any animal bi-products for filtration.

Do you offer tours of the production facility?

Tours of the production facility are offered seasonally, stay tuned on our Facebook @blakeshardcider and website for future offerings. 

How long is hard cider good for?

Blake’s Hard Cider is good for 1 year after it is produced, with the exception for Fido, which is good for 9 months.

Do you ship your Hard Cider?

Yes, we ship our hard cider! Place your order for hard cider here.

Where do I locate Blake's Hard Cider?