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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Eastern Ohio in 2022, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Columbiana County

  • Dillon Fruit Farm - black raspberries, red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, cherries, apples, gooseberries
    36108 Kelch Road, Lisbon, OH . Phone: 330-424-5169. Open: January-June, Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 5 p. Click here for a map and directions. . m.; July-October, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon-5 p.m.; November- December, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 p.m. Frozen blueberries available all year. Blueberries start in July (hours in July ONLY Sunday 12-5 & Mon. & Thurs. till 8 pm) Reg. hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 p.m. Yes for restrooms. No picnic area, but state park is just a few miles down the road. Since 1978, they have 9 acres of pick your own blueberries in addition to black, red, and purple raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, gooseberries, and tart and sweet cherries. If you prefer, you may buy fruit pre-picked in our on-site market. We pick and sell our own apples and Asian pears in our market. We have a varied selection of jams made with only our own fruit, as well as local maple syrup and honey. Bring your children, family, and friends and enjoy a day at our beautiful farm
    Comments from a visitor on July 21, 2009: "It was great..and very reasonably priced"
    Comments from a visitor on August 19, 2008: "It is a very clean and well maintained farm. We love picking here. They provide stools for sitting and picking also to make it easier." (Suggested by a visitor, UPDATED: August 19, 2008)
  • Huffman Fruit Farm - apples, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and peppers
    13075 Lisbon Road, Salem, OH . Phone: 330-533-5700. Directions: Located in a circa-1810 barn built without nails. Click here for a map and directions. Huffman Fruit Farm. This farm's market is . Pick your own . Wagon rides are featured in September and October. This farm sells apples year around and peaches, melons, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, beets, onions, watermelon, sweet corn, green beans, strawberries, and raspberries during the spring and summer. They also sell jams, jellies, and their our own local honey from hives on the farm. It looks like they also have a corn maze and pumpkins in the Fall. This farm has been in the family for over four generations. We grow most of our produce here at the farm and have pick your own in season. Our apples are available year round along with baked goods, canned items, eggs, frozen meat and more We also sell our own local honey from our hives on the farm.

Tuscarawas County

  • Wolfes Crossing Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, flowers, gooseberries, herbs or spices, lavender, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm
    722 E Main Street, Gnadenhutten, OH 44629. Phone: 740-254-9257. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were call for appt. Directions: from Interstate 77 in Ohio exit 65 onto 36 east 10 miles to Gnadenhutten exit left to the stop left on main street farm on right 722. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Blackberries are usually ready starting in mid-July. Call for what is available to pick now. We also raise and sell many other different things like red raspberrys, black raspberry, black berries, blue berries, goose berries, grapes, apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, flowers and perennials and a very special tree called the Korean evodia more commonly known as the beebee tree. We also raise honey bees. We have three types of bees Italians, Minnesota Hygienic, and Carniolans.

Washington County

  • Hidden Hills Orchard - apples
    5680 State Route 26, Marietta, OH 45750. Phone: 740-376-9710. Email: [email protected]. Open: September-November, WEEKENDS ONLY: Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon-6 p. Click here for a map and directions. . . m. Pick-your-own September-November (no other U-pick crops). Formerly called Grimms Green Acres.
  • Lanes Fruit Farm - apples
    20620 State Route 676 (Warren Twp.), Marietta, OH 45750. Phone: 740 568-9741. Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: 740 374-3161. 8 miles west of Marietta, Ohio.

Apple picking tips:

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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