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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Seattle area of Washington State 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!

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Snohomish County

  • Bailey's U-Pick Farm - apples, beans, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
    12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, WA 98296. Phone: (360) 568-8826. Email: Open: June through October; See our website for current hours. Directions: Located 3 miles south of Snohomish on Springhetti Road, just east of Highway 9. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bailey's U-Pick Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberries: June, Raspberries: July, Vegetables: July through October, Pumpkins: Middle of September through October, Free Fall Activities: Weekends in October. The Bailey farm is a 5th generation, century old family farm on 350 acres in the Snohomish Valley. From June through October, Bailey's U-pick garden offers over 40 acres of u-pick vegetables and fruit. Bring out the family and experience the beautiful views and fresh air while harvesting your own produce. Please visit website for crop harvest updates and hours.(UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Raising Cane Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, currants (black), pears, tayberries, Aronia berries, Chestnuts, and Hazelnuts, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    5719 Riverview Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (206) 617-4094. Email: Open: See our website, Facebook page, or Instagram for current hours. Directions: From Highway 9 take Riverview Road/Snohomish exit and head west for approximately three miles. We are on the right. From I-5 take Highway 2 Wenatchee exit and take first exit on Homeacres road. Take right at second stop sign at bottom of ramp. In five miles take right onto Swans Slough Road. We are approximately 1.5 miles from turn on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, ApplePay, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Raising Cane Ranch Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. (UPDATED: August 16, 2022)
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • The Farm at Swans Trail - apples, U-pick Flower Patch, corn maze, pumpkin patch, school tours, weddings, corporate events, birthday parties
    7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 425-334-4124. Open: September - October 3 pm to dusk on weekdays, 9 am to dusk weekends. Directions: From I-5 take Exit 194 to Hwy 2 east, on trestle look for signs for Homeacres Road, turn right and follow the signs. Onsite parking and restrooms available. One of our newest additions, the Farm at Swan's Trail offers a full acre of delicious Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples, and we invite our guest to enjoy a wagon ride into the orchard where you can now pick your own apples. Our Honeycrisp apples begin to ripen in early September, and due to their extreme popularity, they will only be available for a few short weeks; so be sure to call ahead to learn when picking will begin. The Jonagold's ripen slightly later in the month, and are great apple for both fresh eating, and home-baked treats such as apple pies and apple dumplings. Pre-picked apples are also available if you do not have time to pick your own. The month of October is when fun at The Farm is in full bloom, everything is . Click here for a map and directions. . open to everyone, and we have a ton of Fall Festival activities that are fun for the whole family. The following are all free: Parking, Wagon Rides, Petting Farm, Live Duck Races, Four Little Pigs Show ; Farmer Ben's trained pigs play out the famous three-little pigs fable. Comments from a Blake on March 11, 2013: "I visited the farm and Farmer Bob; and they're a really nice, fun bunch. His pig show is not to be missed!Corn maze is fun. Dalhia sale one weekend in April is a big hit. Picking strawberries in 2 days, we will see!"


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)