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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Whatcom County, 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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Whatcom County

  • Apple Creek Orchard - apples
    5367 Barr Road, Ferndale, WA . Phone: (360) 384-0915. Email: Open: the month of October every year; Except Wednesday; 10 am to 4 pm, from mid Sept-Nov . Click here for a map and directions. . Farm Stand; U-Pick. We invite everyone to our lovely farm with its 5 acres of Jonagold apple trees. A U-pick farm, we provide buckets, carts and boxes for you to carry home your . We also sell pears, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and eggs. U-Pick apple orchard featuring Jonagold, Honey crisp, Melrose, Mutsu, Gala, and Snow Sweet . No dogs please. A U-PICK orchard. No bakery, no gift shop, no deli, no cider, no petting zoo, and no train. JUST . And some pears. And some squash, maybe.
  • BelleWood Acres - apples, corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264. Phone: 360-318-7720. Email: Open: Daily 9 am to 7 pm (Farm store and bistro) U - Pick 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: From I-5 take exit 256 to Meridian Street and State Highway 539 toward Lynden. Travel five miles to 6140 Guide Meridian. Our big red barn will be on your right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    BelleWood Acres Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. is the Northwest Honeycrisp headquarters and home to 24,000 Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Gravenstein, San Saturday, Tsugaru and Orin apple trees; We also grow sweet corn, pickling cucumbers and have a pumpkin patch; Please tour our picturesque orchard, framed by Mt; Baker, on foot or the Apple Bin Express train; Our Farm store offers local gourmet jellies, apple chips, honey, lavender and home ground peanut butters; We also have fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, plus gifts for all seasons; We are "Food Alliance Certified"; Come visit a working farm; Learn how we grow our fruit, pack and process our fruit, and make our Honeycrisp and Jonagold blend ciders. Typical harvest dates for the apples are: August: Gravensteins, Tsugaru's, Zestar, Sunrise, Sansa, JonamacSeptember: Honeycrisp, Gala, Belle De Boskoop, Golden SupremeLate September -- Early October: Fuji, Idared, Sonata, Orin, School House Red, Bellewood Prince, Jonagold, Mountain Rose, Evercrisp
  • Full Bloom Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, flowers, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    2330 Tuttle Lane, Lummi Island, WA 98262. Phone: 360 758-7173. Email: Open: Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday for Peony Show and Sale 10am to 5pm May through June by appointment November by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . Peonies May and June Apples November. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. The 14 acre farm includes a pond, an orchard, a flock of chickens for fresh eggs and a vegetable garden. It's a short walk to the beach and is a birdwatcher's paradise. The award-winning gardens are open to the public every Memorial Day weekend during the Lummi Island Artists Studio Tour, throughout the blooming season ; early May through the end of June and year around by appointment. The cottage and apartment are available for vacation rentals.The address, map and directions to Lummi Island and can be found on our Contact page. offers organically grown peonies and perennials. Beautiful award-winning gardens, deer-proof, drought-resistant plants, fresh eggs, and a vacation rental cottage. Custom cut flower orders welcome.
  • Ghost Cat Farm - apples, blackberries, flowers, pears, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    7943 Kickerville Road, Blaine, WA 98230. Phone: 360-332-1517. Email: Open: Friday thru Tuesday from 10 am to 7 pm, July 21st until mid October. Directions: Heading North from Bellingham about 20 minutes, on Interstate 5, Exit 270, turn Left to cross over the Freeway. Continue West for 2 miles until Kickerville Road. Turn Left. We are the 4th real house on the Right. Light Blue house with chain link fencing in the front yard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Blackberries start in the middle of July all the way through August, Late July until the end of August we have the early Apple varieties, Yellow Delicious and Transparents; Typically in September Gala Apples, Arkansas Black Apples, Gravensteins; October we have Granny Smith for canning and pies; Quinces are ready in early October. We are a small Transitional Organic Farm, with Semi-Dwarf & Regular sized Apple trees, Asian Pears, Comice & Bartlett Pears, Black Walnut Trees (& Fruiting Quince that get to the size of a tennis ball.) No dogs are allowed because this is also a Wetland Wildlife Habitat and there are Seasonal Ponds & Creeks to keep your young children out of. For 2011 we are now finished with the harvest.
  • Hauck's Orchard & Produce - tart cherries, sweet cherries, apples, Asian pears and Italian prune plums.
    1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale, WA . Phone: (360) 384-5967. Open: Please call for hours; Please do not call after 4pm pst in the EVENING. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, check.
    Hauck's Orchard & Produce Facebook page. . In early July we have sweet cherries and pie cherries that are U-pick weather permitting; In Late August and early September, we have Italian Plums. About the end of September we have already picked Honeycrisp Apples and Asian Pears.​Features: Farmers Market; U-Pick; Phone Orders; Restaurants & Retailers We are a Certified Naturally Grown specialty orchard producing Honeycrisp apples, Asian pears, sour cherries, sweet cherries, Italian plums, grapes and regular pears. Fruit is available June-Nov: cherries June- July; apples Sept-Nov; Asian pears Aug-Nov; and Italian prune plums Aug-Sept. Cherries are U-pick or We-pick; all other fruit is sold picked. Hydroponic lettuce is greenhouse-grown Oct-Feb. We do not accept any of the following: Out of county checks. Credit cards, Bills over $50 (unless you are buying over $50 of fruit). No restrooms. We are a small orchard that follows all organic standards. We have We promote sustainability with organic methods, and reducing our environmental impact at every opportunity. We strive to be Good stewards of the Land by using the following practices. Absolutely no use of synthetic chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers on our crops. Minimal and careful use of even organically approved soil amendments and sprays. Care for our soil, water and air quality using ecologically sustainable farming practices. No use of chemically treated or Genetically Modified seeds.
  • Home Farm UPick and Events LLC - Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Plums, Red raspberries, Yellow Raspberries, Red Currants, Black Currants, plus already picked vegetables and fruit
    8020 Kickerville Rd, Blaine, WA 98230. Phone: (360) 566-2181. Email: Open: Year round farm stand 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm; U-pick starts in June . Directions: See their website for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . . . Bee Camp for kids During the growing season a large variety of berries and vegetablescan be purchased daily at our Self-Serve Farmstand. OUR SELF-SERVE FARM STAND is Open Year-Round, 7 Days a Week from 8 am to 7 pm Daily. Our Farm Stand operates on the Honor System and your honesty and support are what keep us open. All items are priced in whole dollars so coin is not necessary. All applicable taxes are included in sale prices. We are not available to make change so small bills are recommended. WE ACCEPT U.S. CASH, LOCAL CHECKS & VENMOOur farm stand is locked during non-business hours Approximate, typical harvest dates: Red & Black Currants in June through JulyRed & Yellow Raspberries in June through OctoberStrawberries in June through SeptemberBlueberries in July through SeptemberCherries in June through JulyApples in August through OctoberPears in August through OctoberPlums in September through OctoberVegetables from June through November Zucchini . Green Beans . Snap Peas . CarrotsLettuce . Cucumbers . Dill . Broccoli . Spinach . Garlic Melons . Tomatoes . Fresh Herbs . Squash . Turnips . OnionsBeets . Leeks . Asparagus . Potatoes . Sweet Corn . Pumpkins​Sunflowers and Zinnias in July through October. (ADDED: April 20, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Sm'Apples - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, lavender, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    1197 Willeys Lake Road, Ferndale, WA 98248. Phone: (360) 318-1776. Email: Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: 1197 Willeys Lake Road, Ferndale, WA 98248. South of Birch Bay-Lynden Road, East of Enterprise Road. East of Interstate 5. Use Grandview Road exit and travel east. Also, may use Birch Bay-Lynden Road exit and travel east. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Sm'Apples Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (360) 201-3765. . August 23 to November 17, 2018/ Monday through Saturday/ Closed Sundays/ 9:00 to 5:30 pm. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Please bring your bags or boxes. Jonagold, Fuji , Honeycrisp, and Akane Apples (UPDATED: August 24, 2018)
  • Stoney Ridge Farm - pumpkins and apples, U-cut Christmas trees
    2092 Van Dyk Road, Everson, WA . Phone: (360) 966-3919. Email: Open: Thurs-Sat in Oct. Click here for a map and directions. . Farm Stand; U-Pick. We celebrate autumn at Stoney Ridge! U-pick pumpkins and apples, fall decorations, wagon rides, corn-maze, farm animals, cider, hotdog stand and caramel apple pie! U-cut Christmas trees Nov- December. Fun for the whole family!
    Comments from a visitor on August 19, 2009: "We LOVE it and have gone every year since they opened. No "employees" just a large family run fun time. Very kind helpful people and no Halloween decorations for those of us who choose to celebrate Harvest instead of Halloween. We can easy spend 3 solid hours doing all they have provided. Lots of public port-o-cans, handwashing stations, picnic tables, two small family run eateries(pumpkin pie, apple cider, pastries, hotdogs etc) on-site apple cider pressing and tours, every farm animal imaginable, large corn maze, hay maze, tours, herer is what their website states Largest pumpkin patch in the county!, Craft & giftshop, Fresh-pressed pasteurized cider, Hot dog stand, Awesome pumpkin & caramel apple pie, Fresh mini cider donuts, U-pick & we pick apples, Hay & train rides, Farm animals & goat walk, Corn & bin maze, School & private tours by app. Seasonal decorations & more "
  • Waynoka Farms - apples, blueberries, currants (red and black), pears, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    2274 Pangborn Road, Lynden, WA 98264. Phone: 360-354-2717. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: East on Badger Road. North on Northwood Road. East on Pangborn Road. Stop at 2274 Pangborn Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, PayPal, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, only). . Raspberry season starts late June, and runs through late July. Blackberry season starts late June, and runs through late July. Blueberry season starts mid July and runs through Labor-day weekend. Black currant season starts mid July and runs through Labor-day weekend. ome on down and experience the thrill of picking your own blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and black currants. Bring the kids for a fun and delicious experience they will never forget, . bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors too! Our berry rows are wide, weed free and easily accessible for kids and families. We have the perfect size clean buckets to pick your berries in (easy for kids to handle too). We also have plastic bags to transport your berries home .


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.)
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