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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Northern Rhode Island 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!

Kent County

  • Bascombe Farms & Orchard - Apples, Peaches
    99 West Wrentham Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. Phone: (401) 658-1962. Open: UPDATE for 2022, Their website is gone; There's nothing else current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . from I-295: Take Exit 10 off I-295 for Rt. 122 Travel north on Rt. 122 for 3 miles Turn right on West Wrentham Rd. Farm is 1/4 mile on right. (UPDATED: September 23, 2016, JBS)
  • Cataldo Family Orchard - Apples
    Reynolds Road (Route 94), Glocester, RI 02814. Phone: (401) 934-0179. Open: call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Take exit 7B from I-295 Head west on route 44 for 14.5 miles. Turn left on Reynolds Road (Route 94) Orchard entrance is about 1/2 mile on right.
  • Harley Farm - apples, pumpkins, Farm Fresh Eggs, Hay rides, Farm Animals
    1299 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI 02814. Phone: (401) 710-9154. Open: 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm from September to November. Click here for a map and directions. . from I-295: Take Exit 7B off I-295 for Rt. 44 west Travel on Rt. 44 west for 10 miles through Chepachet At traffic light, continue on Rt. 44 for .4 miles Orchard is on right.

Providence County

  • Barden Family Orchard - apples, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins, blackberries, sunflowers and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand
    56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-934-1413. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; November hours open daily 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: 20 minutes west of Providence Route 6 west into Scituate, right on Route 116 north, left on Pole Bridge Road, Go to end and Take a right. We are on the right . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Barden Family Orchard Facebook page. . Fax: same. . Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Apples August 1- mid November Peaches September 10-October 5 Raspberries August and September Plums August 20. (UPDATED: July 07, 2022) Price Update for July 2022: "Blueberries $5.00/lb for less than 10 lbs $4.50/lb for 10 lbs or more $4.25/lb for 50 lbs + Raspberries $8.00/lb for less than 5 lbs, $7.00/lb for 5 lbs or more"
  • Christiansen Orchard and Farm Stand - Apples and peaches, pumpkins
    934 Victory Highway (Route 102), Slatersville, RI 02876. Phone: (401) 766-6533. Open: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm ; Friday & Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (877) 203-4726. Please call for Pick Your Own schedules and for variety availability. (UPDATED: September 23, 2016, JBS)
  • Dame Farm and Orchards - Strawberries, Apples, pumpkin patch, corn maze, Weekend Walk-in Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides (Call for Times)
    94 Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919. Phone: 401-949-3657. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Click here for a map and directions. . . See their website for directions. All Fresh grown fruits and vegetables, they have a corn maze, pick-your-own apples, strawberries, etc.
    Comments from a visitor on September 16, 2010: "Very friendly, great selection, very fresh fruits and vegetables, family oriented"
  • Elwood Orchard - ORGANIC, Apples, nectarines, pears, peaches, pumpkins
    58 Snake Hill Road, N. Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-949-0390. Email: [email protected]. Open: weekends and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm, from the third weekend in August through October. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in August, September, October. 1,000 fruit trees. Currently we grow nectarines, Asian pears, apples, gourmet garlic, pumpkins, winter squash, flowers for cutting and more. We also tend honey bees and offer our own honey. All our trees are dwarf or semi-dwarf trees and the perfect size for small children who can pick their own fruit. In 2008 we began the organic certification process for our back orchard including all our apples and garlic. In our back orchard 2007 is the last year we used any chemical pesticides or fertilizers. If all goes as planned we expect to be certified organic for the 2010 season.
  • Harmony Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    359 Saw Mill Road, Harmony, RI 02857. Phone: . Email: [email protected]. Open: July to September - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and peaches, Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12 noon and 6pm to 8pm; Friday from 8am to 12 noon; and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8am to 4pm; apples in September to October: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 9am to 5pm. Directions: route 44 west to Saw Mill Road, follow signs or take route 6 west to 116 north and left on Peeptoad road, then follow signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Hill Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples and peaches., hayrides
    86 Windsor Ave, Johnston, RI . Phone: 401-949-2940. Open: UPDATE for 2022: This orchard was closed in 2021, and seems to have not reopened. . selected months (part year) so call first, In season, open every day, 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. 10236/Hill Orchard. Apples and peaches. Pick-your-own orchard opens on weekends in September and October. We are open weekdays by appointment for school trips and other groups. Contact us for available dates and times. Click here for directions and a table of apple ripening times. We plan to open Labor Day weekend in 2013. Horse-drawn hayrides through the pick-your-own orchard are scheduled on selected weekends in September and October. The ride passes through the orchard and by the pumpkin patch. Click here to see the Fall 2013 Hayride Schedule.
  • Jaswell Farm - Apples and berries, cider mill, bakery
    50 Swan Road, Smithfield, RI. Phone: 401-231-9043. Open: daily, 9 am to 5 pm from late May through December 24th. For September and October, we will be open Wednesday - Monday 9am-5pm, we are CLOSED ON TUESDAY! Pick your apples is open daily (except Tuesday) 10am-4pm weather and supply permitting. While walk-ins to pick your own are most certainly welcome, we recommend making reservations to minimize crowding in the orchard.  Our farmstand and bakery offers the freshest picked seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as a delectable assortment of fresh baked goods. Fresh fruits pies, pastries and other desserts are available alongside our fresh apple cider donuts and gourmet muffins. We carry a complete line of preserves, jellies, salad dressings, prepackaged baking mixes, Vermont cheese, RI honey, local milk and eggs and so much more!! Fruit and Gift baskets can be ordered at almost any time and specialty items like our gourmet apples are available for almost any occasion. We offer pick your own on a variety of products and host special events throughout the season. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Knight's Farm - Apples, hayrides, apple cider donuts
    1 Snake Hill Road, Glocester, RI . Phone: 401-949-7898. Open: only selected months (part year) so call first, In season, every day, 8 am to 5 pm. BOOK YOUR SCHOOL FIELD TRIP WITH KNIGHT FARM. HAYRIDES, APPLE PICKING, PUMPKINS, CIDER DONUTS, ICE CREAM AND MORE.The Farmer's Omelette at Knight Farm serves breakfast and Lunch Wednesday - Sunday 7:00am to 1:30pm (Year-Round) .
     (UPDATED: September 23, 2022, JBS)
  • Leach Farm and Orchard - Apples, school tours,
    147 Austin Ave, Greenville, RI 02828. Phone: (401) 862-5156. Open: weekends and holidays 10-6. Also Vegetables, Pumpkins, Maple Syrup. Pick-Your-Own Apples. School tours with history of farming and Smithfield, RI. We have the large, "old" trees. Directions: From Route 44 West, take right onto Austin Avenue. Turn right onto Mapleville Road. Look for the white picket fence on right and enter into driveway of the old historic house!
  • Old Stone Orchard - Apples, Pears
    33 Cold Brook Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: (401) 635-2663. Email: Oldstoneorchar[email protected]. Open: Saturday after Labor Day to November 1, on Thursday to Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . . School groups/Farm tours. Take I-195 East from Providence for 17.6 miles into Mass. Take Exit 8A for Rt. 24 south for 1.7 miles Take Exit 1A for Rt. 81 south into Rhode Island Travel south on Rt. 81 for 8 miles Turn right onto Main St. for .1 mile Bear left onto Cold Brook Rd. for .3 miles is on right. Our season begins September 1st and runs through December 1st. Our business hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 PM Thursday through Sunday. The farm supplies a wealth of educational opportunities and we offer school and group (Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts) tours by appointment  (UPDATED: October 1, 2022, JBS)
  • Phantom Farms - Apples, Cider , Bakery, Café
    2920 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI . Phone: 401-333-2240. Open: all year, every day, 7 am to 7 pm. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Directions: From I-295, take Exit 22 off I-295 for Rt. 114. Travel north on Rt. 114 for 1.7 miles. Orchard and Farm Stand are on left. Click here for a map and directions.  (UPDATED: October 1, 2022, JBS)
  • Pippin Apple Orchard - Apples and Peaches, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts.
    751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI . Phone: 401-943-7096. Open: July to December, every day, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located in Providence County and I think their should be a disclaimer following there info about apple picking. Click here for a map and directions. . (UPDATED: September 23, 2016, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2011: "Every year my family and I have gone apple picking at Pippin Orchards. Over the last few years we've become a little wary about going there as the workers have been very strict about where you can pick and about using the poles for reaching the apples up high. This year was absolutely ridiculous. First we were told that the Cortland apples "weren't ready" this week, but that they would be ready next week. Another employee ended up confirming that some were ready on one end of the farm so we could pick there. Really? How can it be that those trees are ready and the others are not? We asked for the pole pickers so we could get apples of any kind of decent size and they told us they had none and gave us such a hard time about the getting any at all. Again, really? So no one's going to be able to get the apples from the tops of the trees this season? Finally, as we've just finished picking the apples, the pole pickers magically start appearing. We'd been completely lied to the whole time. If it wasn't for the kids getting into the picking, I'd have gotten a refund and gone somewhere else. Pippin Orchards is playing too many games. We will be going to another orchard in future years for sure."
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2011: In response to the complaint about the minimum: "Staff cannot leave the shop to escort to trees, 5 pound minimum due to customers making alcoholic beverages and is more or less for experianced farmers. Shop employees do not make the pies themselves, so lack exact expertise in baking of the pies. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2010: "This farm is . They have the gawl to charge a 5 lb. minimum of apples per person (this includes babies!!) So 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 6 month old is told they have to pick a minimum of 20 lbs of apples!! There trees are also not labeled so you wander around trying to figure out what is what, and than trying to find someone who works there to help you is ridiculous! When asking about a particular type of apple we were told, "oh, those are waaaaay in the back, here and there" and didn't even offer to take us to them. Also when the "helper" was confronted about the amount of apples expected to be taken they went on to say they take 8 lbs of apples to make a pie and that 5lbs. per person really weren't alot of apples" What!!!??? I make a pie with 8 -10 apples MAX!! and there would've only been 2 adults eating them! There are plenty of other orchards in the nearby area and I think that people should be made aware of this monstrosity that Pippins is claiming!! This in by no way is good customer service it's a rip off.
  • Pippin Orchard Nurseries and Farm - apples
    1199 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI . Phone: 401-828-0358. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sun, 7am-Noon. Click here for a map and directions. Pippin Orchard Nurseries and Farm. Please call in advance.
  • Round Top Orchard - apples
    706 Round Top Road-Route 96, Harrisville, RI 02830. Phone: (401) 568-6157. Open: call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . From Rt. 102 in Burrillville, Rt. 102 to Rt. 107N in Burrillville Rt. 107 to Rt. 96N. Travel 1.5 miles north on Round Top Rd. Farm is on the right after historical cemetery. They have a roadside stand selling pre-bagged apples as well. They offer Macintosh, Gala, Cortland, Red Cortland, Red Delicious, Empire, Fuji, and Mutzu apples
  • Snowhurst Farm - Peaches and apples
    462 Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet, RI . Phone: 401-568-8900. Open: year round, every day from 8:30am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Steere Orchard - apples, peaches, pumpkins,
    150 Austin Avenue, Greenville, RI 02828. Phone: 401-949-1456. Open: Every Day 9 am to 4:30 pm; Peach season is August-September. Directions: take exit 7b (Greenville Route 44) off of 295. Follow Rt44 west through Greenville. Take a right on Austin Avenue (right after the Greenville Fire station) We are 1.5 miles up Austin Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    Steere Orchard Facebook page. . Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Apple Fest Is in Oct.. Live Music. Baked goods. much more.
  • Sunset Orchards - apples, peaches, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available,
    244 Gleaner Chapel Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: (401) 934-1900. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Sunset Orchards Facebook page. . Sunset Orchard has new owners! We offer Pick Your Own apples and peaches, tractor pulled wagon rides, pies and pastries, and fresh cider from our cider mill. Make it a day with family and friends!. Sunset Orchard is an 18 1⁄2 acre orchard growing 25 different varieties of apples from Heirloom apples to the more familiar varieties like the sweet and juicy Macoun. Sunset Orchard also grows a small variety of crab apples, peaches, pears, plums, and nectarines. Pick Your Own is offered on the peaches and nectarines during the month of August thru mid-September. Pick Your Own is offered on most of the apple varieties beginning in September thru the end of October. In the farm's store you will find all the orchard fruit varieties Sunset has to offer, fresh homemade apple pies, apple cider pressed fresh on the farm (non- pasteurized), candied apples, and other sweet treats! On the weekends, during the busy season, Kids will enjoy the "Barrel Train" (small fee) and everyone will enjoy the tractor pulled wagon rides which takes guests through the orchard (no charge!). (UPDATED: June 20, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2018)
  • White Oak Farm - Apples, School Tours, group tours, hayrides
    74 White Oak Lane, North Scituate, RI. Phone: 401-934-3018. Email: [email protected]. Open: September through November, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Take Exit 9 off I-295 for Rt. 6 west. Travel west on Rt. 6 for 2.8 miles. Continue west on Rt. 6 bypass for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 116 (West Greenville Rd.) for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Pole Bridge Rd. for 0.7 miles. White Oak Farm is at the end of Pole Bridge Rd. Click here for a map and directions. .  (UPDATED: October 1, 2022, JBS)

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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