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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Southern Rhode Island in 2023, 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!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Newport County

  • Rocky Brook Orchard - Apples, pears, peaches
    997 Wapping Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-851-7989. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday 10 Am to 4:30 PM. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in September, October. (Also Columbus Day). We now have well over 60 varieties of apples, including many rare ones! More on the way as trees mature.
    Comments from a visitor on October 12, 2009: "Thanks for putting this site together and maintaining it! I visited Rocky Brook in Newport county today and they were very nice folk. They took the time to tell us about the different types of apples they had. I'll certainly try to visit them again before the seasons out."
  • Sweet Berry Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    915 Mitchell\'s Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-847-3912. Open: daily from 8 am to 7 pm, April to December. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Sweet Berry Farm Facebook page. .dailyfrom8amto7pm,ApriltoDecember.Clickhereforamapanddirections.CropsareusuallyavailableinJune,July,August,September,October,November,December.Payment:Cash,Check,Visa, MasterCard,Discover,AmEx.SweetBerryFarmisafullservicespecialtyfoodmarketfeaturingfruits,vegetables,dairy,artisancheeses,localgrass-fedbeef,qualitypoultryandmeats,andfarmgrownflowersandbouquets.Wehavefreshbakedgoods,sandwiches,soups,pizzas,gourmeticecreamandgourmetmealstogothatyoucanenjoyinourselfservecafe.Don'tmissourFoodEventsandConcertSeriesaswellasourArtontheFarmprogramwhichshowcaseslocalartists.ClickhereforalinktoourFacebookpage.SweetBerryFarmoffersseventypesofpick-your-ownfruitaswellaspumpkinsandChristmastrees.Strawberriesseasonusuallystartsearlytomid-Juneandlastsaboutthreetofourweeks.Throughoutthesummervisitorscometopickraspberries,blueberries,peaches,andblackberries.WegrowseveralvarietiesofapplesincludingSansa,Zestar,EarlyMacintosh,Gingergold,Gala,Macintosh,GoldenSupreme,Macoun,Honeycrisp,JonaGold,Empire,Cortland,Mutsu(Crispin),GoldenDelicious,andFuji.Applesandpumpkinsareavailableforpick-your-ownharvestingSeptemberthroughmid-October.Checkourhomepagefindoutwhenpick-your-ownisavailable.ThedayafterThanksgivingourChristmastreefieldsareopenforvisitorstochoosetheirowntrees.We'llcut,wrap,andtieittoyourcarforyou.Wealsoofferpre-cutpremiumChristmastrees.Typicalharvestdatesare:Strawberries:EarlyJune-earlyJulySummerRaspberries:July-mid-AugustBlueberries:Mid-July-AugustPeaches:LateJuly-earlyOctoberBlackberries:EarlyAugust-SeptemberFallRaspberries:LateAugust-SeptemberApples:September-mid-October
  • Young Family Farm - apples, flowers, peaches, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: 401 635-0110. Open: Apple Picking: Thursday to Sundays 10 am to 4 pm and Mondays 10am to 4 pm by appointment only;See their website, . Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Young Family Farm Facebook page. . Apple Fest October with Rain Date October 13 Thursday, 2013. (ADDED: 2008-02-18)A visitor writes on September 09, 2009: "The trees are a "great size for very small children. Love this farm. It is run by the family. It is a laid back environment my daughter has been picking her own apples here since she was one year old. Their peaches make the best peach cobbler."

Washington County

  • Narrow Lane Farm - Apples, peaches, blackberries, nectarines, blueberries
    213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown, RI . Phone: 401-294-3584. Email: Open: August to October, every day, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. More than 20 varieties of apples, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, blueberries and kiwi berries, there is something for everyone. After you�re done picking be sure to take a spin around the mile-long nature trail and take a picture with the Sasquatch. Apple varieties include Macouns ,Cortland , McIntosh Empire ,Liberty ,Jonagold ,Cameo and Braeburn. Peaches and Nectarines will be available at the orchard counter or at any of the farmers markets we attend starting early August through mid September. Pick-your-own peaches and nectarines will depend on the yield that is produced that season. Blueberries and blackberries bloom the third week of July through the second week of September. Weather dependent. Narrow Lane Farm facebook page.  (UPDATED: October 1, 2022, JBS)


Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

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)