Places for Apple Picking Near Me – we have a fabulous list of farms in many states that do pick your own apple picking. There are so many fabulous varieties of apples for eating or cooking. and what is better than an apple pie in the fall? Have a look at our list of places to go apple picking all over the US.
Apple Picking Near Me
244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Demarest Farms was “founded in 1886 and has since been a staple within the Bergen County Community. Offering a variety of activities, including peach picking, apple picking, and pumpkin picking, the farm is the perfect spot for family-fun. The farm market offers plants, produce, fresh baked goods, and more for all of its guests to enjoy!”
Pick your own apples begins in early September at Demarest Farms.
Terhune Orchards – Apple Picking NJ
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchards have a farm store that is open all year. They sell “fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local gourmet goodies, jams, and local honey. And don’t miss our own apple cider and apple cider donuts!” They have their own vineyard and winery, with wines made from grapes grown at Terhune Orchards. They run a ‘Read and Pick’ program for kids. “Read and Pick is a great way to introduce your young child to the fun of the farm. Read and Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on experience on the farm with an educational program and listening to a story highlighting that activity.” Check their website for the program schedule.
Terhune Orchards have apple picking during September and October. Apple varieties include Stayman Winesap, Gala, Cameo, Jonathan, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Empire, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Crimson Crisp, Fuji and Macoun. “Terhune Orchards’ pick-your-own farm on Van Kirk Road, just around the block form our home farm, is open everyday. The dwarf trees are tied onto a wire trellis and kept short so all the apples are easy to pick from the ground. No ladders or long poles are needed. Our apples are juicy, crisp and delicious — and plentiful too!! Apples at the Pick Your Own farm are sold by weight. You pay for what you pick.”
5 Orchard St, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Stonyfield Orchard are “family owned and operated orchard in Belvidere, NJ, where you can pick your own or have us pick it for you. You can also purchase fresh goods from our farm store year ’round. We are kid-friendly, with cows and other farm animals for the children to see.
Come to our Farm Store for freshly picked produce: strawberries, sweet & sour cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, pears, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and herbs. Apples are available through the winter until April. Cider is pressed all winter long and is available through June.
We also carry eggs, cheeses, jellies and maple syrup, as well as Vermont cheese, preserves, relishes, salad dressings and more.
Apple Varieties: Baldwin, Britemac, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Ida Red, Jersey Mac, Jersey Red, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, and Stayman/Winesap.”
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Battleview Orchards is a “family owned and operated farm, located in Freehold, New Jersey, harvests locally grown fruits and invites the public to “Pick Your Own” New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey!
The Country Store is open all year. It features our own Fresh Pressed Cider and our famous Apple Cider Donuts, along with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The Country Store has a full line of freshly baked pies, breads and baked goods. Fruit and Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets, and a large variety of gourmet items are available. Try our family recipes or join us at one of our Seasonal Events.”
The approximate dates (check with Battleview before you travel) for apple picking are:
GALA – Approximately August 28th through September 10th
JONAMAC – Approximately August 28th through September 24th
HONEY CRISP-Approximately August 28th through September 24th
MACINTOSH – Approximately August 28th through October 1st
CORTLAND – Approximately September 11th through October 10th
RED DELICIOUS – Approximately September 18th through October 24th
GOLDEN DELICIOUS – Approximately September 25th through October 31st
EMPIRE – Approximately September 18th through October 17th
JONAGOLD – Approximately September 18th through October 17th
MACOUN – Approximately September 18th through October 24th
STAYMAN WINESAP – Approximately September 29th through October 31st
ROME BEAUTY – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st
GRANNY SMITH – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st
BRAEBURN – Approximately October 2nd through October 31st
FUJI – Approximately September 18th through October 31st
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930
Alstede Farms “is an ever-changing invitation to enjoy the best earth has to offer. Each season brings new fun for your family and new flavors to your table. And that’s why every visit to Alstede Farms is a discovery. We wish to make all of your visits to Alstede Farms memorable. Whether you stop in for a fresh, juicy peach, visit our friendly farm animals with your grandchildren, or simply seek quiet solace and escape from the rat race by visiting our farm; we are dedicated to operating a family farm that contributes to your quality of life. Stop in and experience the warmth that our family brings to Alstede Farms.
Alsteded Farms do apple picking. Apples, apples, apples! Late summer and early fall brings one of the healthiest and most enjoyed fruits – apples. With over 50 different varieties, we have an apple flavor and profile to please everyone. Maybe you would prefer sweet mild Galas over a sharp tart Granny Smith, a zesty Winesap over a juicy McIntosh, please check below the approximate ripening schedule for each apple variety. Fall is a great time to visit the farm and pick apples.”
Love Apple Farm
1421 State Route 9H, Ghent, NY 12075
Love Apple Farm first opened its gates in 1969, and has been an integral part of the farming community in the Hudson Valley ever since. At Love Apple, they are proud advocates of the social project to offer locally and honestly sourced fruit and vegetables to the local community, believing everyone has the right to know where their food comes from. The farm was established by a struggling actor and a model, who chose to purchase the farm in order to develop a rural oasis in which to escape life pressures, enjoy physical activities and pursue careers in literary in peace. And why the name Love Apple? Well, as you probably know, love apples are in fact another name for tomatoes, not apples at all!
There are a variety of stories as to why tomatoes got this rather lovely nickname. Our favorite is that its simply because of their heart – shape, which gave cause to the French to name it the pomme d’amour (Love Apple) as they believed it had aphrodisiac qualities. Regardless of all this, Love Apple Farm was given its name simply because the owners liked it! Interestingly, whilst juggling the demanding physical work load on the farm, the owner did indeed manage to write and publish his book. The farm has since changed hands, but the strong community values it has always prioritized has remained strong and true well into its 50 + years! Spanning 80 acres, Love Apple Farm is open all year around and is a popular destination for locals and visitors to enjoy fruit picking, a break from tech created stresses and some true rural living.
In addition to apples they also grow blackberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, peaches, plums as well as raspberries & strawberries.As well as the fruit picking, at Love Apple Farm you can also enjoy the playground, petting farm, cafe, market and gift shop!
Stuart’s Fruit Farm
62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs NY
Located just an hour from New York City, Stuart’s Fruit Farm is a family-operated farm since 1828 located in Westchester County.
“Depending on your seasonal needs; visit us in the spring to buy a varied selection of flowers and vegetable plants, the autumn for apple picking, peach picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, and in the winter for Christmas trees. Visiting Stuart’s Fruit Farm in the autumn is an exceptional time of the year. Aside from the perfect apple picking with an array of apples take a hayride around the orchard and visit the farm stand to buy fresh produce and the bakery for delicious apple cider donuts and homemade pies baked daily. Finally, before heading home have a picnic with your family to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.”
Apple picking starts in early September and runs daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm through November, and there are a variety of over 20 apples to choose!
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
At Fishkill Farm, they take their responsibility to sustainable and ethical farming very seriously.
“At Fishkill we grow food in harmony with nature. We are confident that even with New York climate challenges, we can cultivate good produce that’s nutritious for both us and the land. We pledge to improve our growing methods each season and to support our community as much as our soil supports our crops…The season culminates in the fall with more than a dozen classic NY apples varieties to pick from.”
Fishkill offers a wide variety of apples for picking. In early October you will find popular classics like Golden and Red Delicious, as well as possibly lesser-known Jonagold and Idareds. Interestingly when picked, the apples are covered with a fine, pale substance. This is Kaolin Clay and it is there to help protect the fruit from insects. Worry not – it is nontoxic and cleans off easily.
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571
At Greig Farm you are invited to gather your friends and family for an afternoon of apple picking at their Hudson Valley property.
“Whether you’re picking apples to make sauce, bake a pie, or just eat straight off of the tree, our orchard has a variety for you! Apple picking begins in late August and continues through late October…”
Greig Farm also offer some fascinating advice for fruit pickers.
“A common mistake is to pull apples off the tree. The problem with this approach is that when the tree finally releases your apple, the branch snaps back and shakes several other apples off of the tree. To pick an apple without disturbing the others, grab the apple and rotate your wrist forward. This will curl the apple against the stem and eventually break free.”
Soons Orchard – Apple Picking NY
23 Soons Cir, New Hampton, NY 10958
At Soons Orchard, they have been growing apples since 1910 and today have 30 acres wand over 55 apple varieties available.
“We’ve been growing apples since 1910 and today we have 30 acres with 50+ apple varieties for fresh eating plus another 35 especially for hard cider. We grow everything from McIntosh and Honeycrisp to Northern Spy and Cameo, so you’ll always find something you’ll like. We care for our apple orchards day in and day out, and when we harvest, we only pick what’s truly ready and at the peak of flavor.”
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
At Wilkens the apple – picking season commences at the beginning of September and the farm staff recommend you visit early i the month to guarantee apples on the trees!
“We sell a wide variety of Apples and Pumpkins and Peaches – all of which you can pick yourself. In addition to these “Pick-Your-Own” items, Wilkens Farm has several acres of Choose-n-Cut Christmas Trees. Also, while you’re here you might want to check out our three farm markets where we sell everything from our own pressed apple cider to freshly baked pies, famous apple cider donuts and gift items. Our harvest season starts in August with Peaches and beginning of September with Apples.”
Red Apple Barn
3379 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Pick-Your- Own apples in Georgia at the stunningly located Red Apple Farm.
“Come out and enjoy the beautiful Ellijay, Georgia mountains and the area with the best apple picking in Georgia!
Apple Picking/Tractor rides are on weekends in September, October and November or until all the apples are picked in the orchard.
Saturday is from 10:30am – 5:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.
9.50 admission includes a Tractor ride to and from the orchard, an apple from the Orchard, a cup of apple cider(water if cider is unavailable), an apple cider doughnut, 2 flowers, water at the orchard, rock & pumpkin painting, games, picnic areas and playground for the kids.
Rate for additional apples in bins at the orchard:
Quarter Peck- 6.25 : Half Peck 9.50 : Peck 16.50 : Half bushel with basket $29
Includes all local & state taxes and applicable fees.
Walking to the orchard. You are welcome to walk to the orchard but will still need to pay and get your U-Pick sticker.
What to wear apple picking. You will be primarily on mountain sides so closed-toe shoes are recommended. Dress as you would for walking/hiking outdoors.
Pet Policy. Dogs are welcome but due to new Food Safety Regulations dogs are not permitted in the orchard or in the Apple Barn. You are welcome to bring small to medium size dogs on a leash or that you can walk/carry on the rest of the Farm. Please make sure to take them to the woods to use the bathroom or clean up after them with your own waste bag.
Have Fun! You can play Cornhole, Horse shoes, play games, make pictures at our small covered bridge across the creek, have a picnic, play in the field and take a walk in the hayfield. Come out and enjoy the farm and have a great time!”
There is a detailed and fascinating Apple Tasting Chart available on the website so you know which variety you would most like to pick!
Hillside Orchard Farms
18 Sorghum Mill Dr, Lakemont, GA 30552
Nestled in the Georgian mountains, and enjoying far reaching views, Hillside Orchard is the perfect destination for a family day out in the fresh air.
“If you are in the Neighborhood, we would like to invite you to come spend a day at with us at the farm. Our retail store and farm is rapidly becoming a destination point for all.
You can wonder out to the barnyard to feed our herd of nanny goats, say Hi to Festus our Donkey. Visit our Indoor gem mine and watch a show put on by the residents: “Miner Jim & Donkey”, In the summer months we have u-pick blackberries for all to enjoy along with a pavilon and playground. Pick blackberries and then enjoy ice cream while the kids play.
In the Fall, Many colors of apples and pumpkins mark the farm. In 2015 we introduced our u-pick Apple orchard to a great success. We have our yearly corn maze that opens in September, included in it a game telling more about an activity or a item on the farm. The Train and Hayride runs all day on their routes around the farm either to the apples or to the animals.”
Coston Farm and Apple House
3748 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Coston Farm and Apple Shop is the perfect family day out this autumn!
“Visit Coston Farm and Apple House in the autumn for pre-picked fresh apples, plus everything you need to decorate for the fall season, including pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, hay, and indian corn. Pick Your Own Apples or visit our Apple House gift shop for unique fall decorations and apple themed items or try sumptuous baked goods in our bakery.
Fall is Apple Picking Time in Hendersonville NC!
Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own-experience at Coston Farm with the NC mountains as a back drop. You can pick fresh apples in the Coston Farm U-Pick Orchard August – October by the bag, box or truckload.
187 Garren Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
“The Justus family has been growing apples for over 100 years, we love what we do and invite you to visit our apple orchard in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Enjoy a day in the country with your family, picking apples from our dwarf-size apple trees, bring your lunch and enjoy eating it at our new picnic area while you take in the beautiful views surrounding our apple orchard.
We offer apple orchard tours for families, church groups and other groups featuring quality apples and a great time for all. You can pick your own apples, or we can pick them for you, but whichever way you like it you’re sure to find the variety of apple you love. Make sure while you are here you visit our bakery for your favorite dessert. We look forward to seeing you soon!
At Justus Orchard, you can buy your apples already pre-picked or you can pick your own apples. Whether you choose to U Pick or We Pick NC Apples, you can sample, mix and match to make sure go home with your favorite apples for eating or cooking.”
Sky Top Orchard
1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731
At Sky Top Orchard they offer the whole family a wonderful day out, full of outdoor activities, beautiful surroundings and yummy treats!
“The mountains of western North Carolina are full of pick your own u-pick orchards. We offer more. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer and visit our picking schedule to find out what’s available now.
When you purchase a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins or a cooler full of apple cider you’ll take home more than the makings for delicious fall recipes, you’ll take home a mountain of memories too. And don’t forget our famous apple cider doughnuts. They’re an autumn tradition. We bet you can’t eat just one.”
All about the apples…”Our warm days and cool summer nights create conditions perfect for over 22 varieties of apples. Many of our guests are surprised to learn that their favorite apples are not available all season. Early apples like Early Macs, Ginger Golds and Honeycrisps start us off in August but are long gone by the time Pink Lady and Arkansas Blacks make their appearance near the end of the growing season. U-Pick typically runs from early August until the end of October but can go longer depending on weather and supply/demand.”
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, North Carolina 27316
At Millstone Creek Orchards, in addition to the Pick-Your- Own, they offer a whole host of family orientated events throughout the year.
“At Millstone Creek Orchards, we love when our guests come out to enjoy our u-pick experience. It’s a wonderful way to teach your family where our food comes from and how it’s grown. Join us this season and create life-long memories with your friends and family by picking all types of fresh fruits.
Apple season is by far our most popular season and our picking days are a blast! U-Pick Apples were the first fruit that we offered at the Orchard, and currently, we have five different small apple orchards with various apple varieties. Plan to join us this fall for an apple picking experience. There’s nothing like biting into a fresh apple right off the tree.”
Devil Dog Orchard
771 NC-150, Reidsville, NC 27320
Devil Dog Orchard is dedicated solely to offering guests wonderful days out in the country, picking fruit.
“Devil Dog Orchard is a Rockingham County, pick your own apple orchard. We are located on NC 150, convenient to Reidsville, Greensboro, Burlington and surrounding areas. Our sweet, crisp apples are available beginning in late August through September. Come enjoy a day in the country and discover tree-ripened flavor!
4620 M-88, Central Lake, MI 49622
At King Orchards they warmly welcome all the family to enjoy day in the fields picking apples.
“We are a family of farmers. We tend the land together, we run our business with the support of each other and we wholeheartedly welcome visitors to our farm, treating them as part of the family. We love sharing the abundance (and joy!) of our harvest with our customers. We take pride in getting our hands dirty and seeing the smiles that result.
Michigan apples are world-famous for flavor and appearance. Our philosophy is to produce the highest quality fruit possible by focusing on a few select varieties that do especially well in this region.
Apple Picking season begins around early September and lasts approximately eight weeks. Our orchard was plated with pick your own apples in mind. A short walk out of the fruit stand takes you into the orchard where apple picking is easy and fun for the whole family.”
Apple Blossom Orchard
2581 Wilder Rd, Midland, MI 48642
At Apple Blossom Orchard they are passionate about all things apples!
“We are a family owned orchard working together to serve our community with a quality product, fair prices and friendly service. Our orchard, started and run takes the business of growing fruit seriously. Apple Blossom Orchard boasts 23 varieties of apples, made-fresh-daily, cinnamon-apple donuts, fresh pressed cider and the proud winner of the Reader’s Choice Silver Award for the best Caramel Apple!”
Wasem Fruit Farm
6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160
Wasem Fruit Farm is a popular and friendly orchard, where the staff work tirelessly to provide guests with the best quality fruit to pick.
“Wasem Fruit Farm is a family-owned and family-oriented orchard in rural southeastern Michigan, located between Ypsilanti and Milan in Washtenaw County. We take pride in our high-quality products, especially pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries; homemade, unpasteurized cider; and delicious fresh donuts made daily during the autumn season. We also grow a variety of other produce including red and black currants, gooseberries, plums, pears, and fall raspberries, all of which we sell in season at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market.
Wasem Fruit Farm has over a dozen varieties of apples available for U-Pick, and even more available that are already picked. Our U-Pick apple season typically begins shortly after Labor Day and continues through early November.”
Snappy Apples Farms
961 Newaygo Rd, Casnovia, MI 49318
At Snappy Apple Farms, in addition to an abundance of apples, you can also browse their fully laden farm shop and enjoy all the delicious produce and sweet treats available!
“Snappy Apple has been satisfying customers over 60 years. We proudly offer homegrown peaches and over 15 varieties of crisp, juicy apples. Snappy Apple features all Michigan grown produce and products. We have home grown apples and peaches. Snappy Apple is known for their delicious cider slushies and our large homemade caramel apples are a local favorite. We have honey, jam, maple syrup, popcorn, picked asparagus along with a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mini and decorative pumpkins. ”
1776 N Wozniak Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
If you’re looking for an authentic apple picking destination in Michigan then Pavolka Fruit Farm offers the perfect family day out!
“Pavolka Fruit Farm is a small family owned farm, known for it’s apples nestled in Michigan City, Indiana (LaPorte County). We offer over 20 varieties of apples. U-Pick Apples season begins mid-September through end of October, when in season. Pressed Apple Cider is available from mid-September through October. Cider is freshly made from our Pavolka Apples.”
451 Sport Hill Rd Easton, CT 06612
Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, Connecticut and is about a 45 minute drive from Stanton House Inn. This farm features a gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, and sometimes hayrides in addition to apple-picking in September.
“The Country market is full of everything from fruits and vegetables to dairy products, jams, jellies, and condiments. We always have sweet treats to share with friends and family!
We are currently offering curbside pick-up Monday -Friday, with new offerings like bread, cheese, and fresh-baked goodies.”
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069
There is so much to see, do and try at Ellsworth Hill Orchard that a day spent there will delight the whole family.
“Pick Your Own Fruits & Berries
We call our land Mother Nature’s Candy Store for all the wonderful crops that she produces. We are dedicated in growing the highest quality fruits and vegetables from a tree or bush to your table. All crops and their productivity rely on Mother Nature’s weather so day and hours of picking are subject to change!”
“We have 8 acres flourishing with 11 varieties of delicious apples to eat, cook, make sauce, bake or use in salads. Our Honeycrisps are delightful and one of our top sellers. We also have the heirlooms such as Cortlands and Northern Spys. McIntosh, Macouns, Gala, Empire, Ida Reds, Crispin (Mutsu), Red Delicious, and Yellow Delicious.
Available the beginning of September through early November. Fresh picked apples are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.”
We all know that apples are good for us, but did you know how?
“HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES
Apples eaten with the skins are packed with rich phyto-nutrients. The antioxidants in apple have much health promoting and disease prevention properties; thus truly justifying the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples also contain many vitamins (C, B-Complex, Beta-Carotene) and minerals (potassium, phosphorus, and calcium)”
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
For over a century the Scott family has owned and operated Scott’s Yankee Farmer. “Farming on over 100 acres of land we are currently located on Boston Post road in Eact Lyme, CT. While visiting our farm can meet the owners Tom and Karen Scott along with their youngest son and daughter Colin Scott and Allison Schmidt.
Tom and Karen have four children and six grandchildren. The family has made many improvements over the years! A greenhouse has been added to sell plants in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. A cider mill has also been installed, complete with glass windows so the public can watch the cider be pressed from apples grown in our orchard. We can’t forget about the donut room! If you visit our farm from June through December this is where our apple cinnamon donuts are made. People from all over come for our donuts, but that’s not all there is! Tom and Karen have put many years in to growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for both Pick-Your-Own and the store.” Pick your own products include:
- CUT FLOWERS
Lyman Orchards Farm Store at the Apple Barrel
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Lyman Orchards really is a big deal! From a modest working farm to the huge family attraction it is today, it has much to offer families.
“In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England.
Our apples picking is available Mid August – Late October.
Did you know ” Apples are a good source of fiber, high in Vitamin C and potassium, low in sodium, and are almost fat-free. There is truth to the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apple picking is a great family friendly activity at CT Magazine’s Best Pick-Your-Own Farm in Connecticut!”
Plus, once you’ve finished apple picking, you can have a go at navigating your way around the stunning sunflower maze!
Here you will find ”
- More than 350,000 yellow, orange, and red sunflowers make up this year’s maze.
- The maze is approximately 3 acres in size
- The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes
- During your walk amidst the sunflowers you’ll see butterflies and yellow finches, with the surrounding orchard hills as a beautiful scenic backdrop.
- Your trip through the Sunflower Maze will be educational too as you’ll learn all about Arthur Read, the star of the popular CPTV Kid’s series “Arthur” “
403 Orchard Hill Rd, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Lapsley Orchard is very proud of its history and its evolution with the times.
“The fields at Lapsley Orchard have been producing food since early colonial days. In fact, Isreal Putnam once purchased the acres in 1750 and specialized in stock raising and fruit growing. This land is still proudly feeding the community today. Present day production offers the best of a New England farm, with a retail stand offering a diversified selection of fruits and vegetables all grown on sight. Our 200 acre farm is not just a place to shop. It is local, healthy and fresh and comes with a commitment towards the highest quality produce. Our family takes great pride in the harvest of all our hard work, to place on your family’s table.”
Pick- your -own Apples commences on September 1 and there are
20 Acres of Apples and 24 varieties!
Be sure to treat yourselves to the farm specialty too! Fresh Apple Cider Doughnuts! Made fresh on weekends throughout fall.
“You don’t want to miss out on our homemade apple cider donuts. They are perfectly moist and sweet with a cinnamon sugar coating. Made with our own fresh pressed sweet cider, their big apple flavor is something that you can’t resist!”
1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
Beautifully situated on the Blue Ridge Mountains is Hollin Farm, which has been in the same family for four generations.
“We specialize in a variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, Angus cattle, and pasture-raised natural beef. We are open from late May through October.”
Apples are very popular fruits for guests to pick, and they tend to be at their best in September and October. There are many varieties of apples to choose from, including all the favorites, such as Gold Rush, Fuji, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious.
” We provide containers. Please do not bring bags, backpacks, large purses, coolers or picnic items into the orchard. Friendly dogs are welcome on a leash, but not in the vegetable areas.”
Mount Pleasant Farm
2201 Mt Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Mount Pleasant Farm is the ultimate destination for a family trip to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition to the top draw pick-your-own available, there’s also an array of other activities to please everyone, including pony rides, a barrel train and a playground.
“Mount Pleasant Farms was born in 2011 with the first peach harvest from the new orchard. We have since added a couple more pick your own options. A Strawberry Patch, Pumpkin Patch and Blackberries. We also added Free Range Chickens from which we sell their brown eggs inside our store and we also offer wholesale options to restaurants and other markets.
We have several different fruits available for u-pick depending on the season! ( call the store or check our Facebook page for availability )
*Strawberries- Spring ( Mid April to Mid June)
*Peaches- Summer ( End June to Early August)
*Blackberries- Summer ( Mid June to Early August)
*Summer Apples- Summer ( Early July to August)
*Nectarines- Summer ( Mid July)
*Pumpkins- Fall ( Late September to October)”
Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Carter Mountain Orchard is very much a family affair, and so conveniently located, just a short drive from town large towns and you find yourselves in rural Virginia!
“Just minutes from downtown Charlottesville and Monticello, visitors overlook lush groves and breathtaking views of the valley below. Against this stunning backdrop, families and friends pick sun-ripened peaches and crisp apples while breathing in the fresh mountain air. From season to season, there’s always something fun! From mid-August until mid-December, you can pick your own apples or buy ready-picked apples, fresh-pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts (a runaway hit year after year), and our scrumptious apple pies. We grow many popular varieties of apples including Ginger Gold, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Rome, Stayman, Winesap, York, Granny Smith, Fuji and Pink Lady. Our apple harvest typically begins in late July and extends through mid-November. Generally, tart apples are best for cooking, while sweeter apples are preferred for snacking and for salads.
Why Apples…? “An apple a day… Apples are one of the most versatile foods around. They are delicious as main meals, desserts, side dishes, or just for eating. Next time you reach for that bag of potato chips, grab an apple instead!
Not only are apples low in calories and high in fiber, but nutritionists and scientists are finding that apples can prevent health problems or at least reduce health risks our bodies face every day. It’s their preventative and curative properties that are capturing the spotlight in numerous studies around the world.”
Mackintosh Fruit Farm
1608 Russell Rd, Berryville, VA
Mackintosh Fruit Farm is located in the very aptly named and beautiful town of Berryville , Mackintosh. Mackintosh Fruit Farm is a family-owned PYO farm nestled in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley in Clarke County, VA. They produce is first-rate fruit and the pick-your-own crops are well known as some of the best throughout the area. Their assortment of fruit selections allows their PYO customers early, mid, and late-season varieties. Strawberry picking season usually begins in May.
“Our goal for Mackintosh Fruit Farm was to find fruit varieties that have amazing flavor and texture and grow them on dwarf trees that can be picked easily from the ground. We combined our favorite varieties with size controlling rootstocks. This is done by grafting selected varieties on a root system that will allow us to plant a tree that is smaller when mature, easier to pick, and is known for producing larger tastier fruit.”
Apples, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, blackberries, local honey and pumpkins available when in season.
Stribling Orchard – Apple Picking in VA
11587 POVERTY HOLLOW LANE MARKHAM, VIRGINIA 22643
At Striblings Farm they are an absolute authority of fruit growing, having been learning their trade for over 200 years!
“We are a family-run pick your own orchard. We are the sixth generation of Striblings to farm this land, and we are proud of the fruit our family has grown for the last 200 years. Our apples are available from mid-August through early November. Beginning in September, we offer fresh cider and all sizes and shapes of pumpkins.
Come and enjoy a day in the country at our orchard. Relax, bring a picnic, and enjoy our breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Come see our historic buildings, visit our many farm animals, and pick some of Virginia’s finest fruit.
We have the following varieties of apples: McIntosh, Jonathan, Rambo Smokehouse, Mutsu Crispin, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Grimes Golden, Ida Red, and Cox Pippin.
From July to November we feature apples, peaches, pumpkins, cider, and fresh baked breads and pies.”