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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Western New York State 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!

Chautauqua County

  • Chadakoin Farms - apples, grapes, prepicked produce
    10459 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: (716) 965-2674. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Follow Route 39 into the Village of Forestville. Turn right onto Prospect Road. 1/2 mile outside the Village of Forestville. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in September, October. 3rd Saturday in September through mid-November. Sweet apple cider, fall vegetables.
  • Meadows Farm - apples, U-pick apples, grapes, pumpkins, and already picked,
    10459 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: 716-965-2674. Click here for a map and directions. . Also apple cider, and picked pumpkins, squash, broccoli, cauliflower. September-November, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sheridan Hill Farm - U Pick Apples
    PO Box 494, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: 716-965-4899. Click here for a map and directions. .

Erie County

  • Paul's Organic Farm - Registered naturally grown, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, other berries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours
    8213 Center Road, Holland, NY 14080. Phone: 786-348-8600. Open: July 1 to September 31, from 12 pm to 6, Friday 12 pm to 6, Saturday 8 am to 6, Sunday 12 pm to 6. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 716-941-6905. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Western New York's Only Sustainable Wind-Powered Organic Farm At in Colden, NY, you can Pick organic berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and black berries), Pick organic fruit (apples, pears, peaches, plums, plum-cots, nectarines, apricots, paw-paw, cherries) Book an Educational Tour for your group, Read organic farming and aquaponics articles by Pauland even book a stay in our Guesthouse via Airbnb. (UPDATED: July 18, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: April 06, 2015)

Niagara County

  • Baker Farm - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    2100 Youngstown - Lockport Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. Phone: 716-7913440. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Saturday to Sunday Monday 10am to 5pm September 1st to November 1St. Directions: five miles west of Ransomville on route 93 just past Dickersonville Road Ten miles east of Robert Moses Parkway on Route 93 between Porter Center Road and Dickersonville Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Baker Farm Fax: 716-791-8870. .
  • Becker Farms - Apples, asparagus, blueberries, cherries, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, Precut Christmas trees, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo
    3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY 14067. Phone: 716-772-2211. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-Pick Runs daily from 10 am to 5 pm; Picking Times and Dates are subject to change due to weather and availability of fruit. Directions: from Buffalo NY Take NYS 290 to NYS 990 to Millersport Highway. Take Millersport to Transit Road in Lockport. Follow Transit straight through Lockport until you hit Route 31. Take a right onto Route 31 and follow it about 7 miles to Gasport. Once in Gasport take a left onto east ave (Gasport Road or Hartland Road They are considered the same road.). go over the drawbridge in Gasport and take your first right onto Slayton Settlement Road Follow Slayton Settlement for one mile and take a left onto Quaker Road. Follow Quaker Road one mile. We are on the left hand side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Fax: 716-772-7429. . Or email us via our form on our website. Please call for the most up to date picking conditions; Fall hours: 11 am to 6p.m. Winter hours: Weekends, noon to 5p.m. Spring hours: 11a.m-6p.m. Call ahead for exact picking dates. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, December. We also offer homemade fruit pies made from our own fruit, homemade fudge, gourmet cookies, ice cream, drinks and gift items. There are also several weekend festivals in June, July, September, and October. We offer several options for tour groups. also has a winery with over 15 different fruit and grape wines! Rest room facilities and a wheelchair ramp are available in our farm market. Reservations are required for the pie and coffee or hay ride activities. Reservations are not necessary to stop and shop, however if we know you are bringing a group, we can be sure to have extra help on hand to provide fast service. We are open every day from the second weekend in May through Christmas. We are always having special events. Check our Calendar for the latest! Remember to plan for autumn and evening hayrides and bonfires. invites you to experience Vizcarra Vineyards. Stop by and enjoy as we uncork our home-made wine. Relax in our Mediterranean-style tasting room, open seven days a week. (UPDATED: July 18, 2019, JBS)
  • Blackman Homestead Farm - apples, pears, winter squash, pumpkins, grapes
    4472 Thrall Road, Lockport, NY 14094. Phone: 716-434-7116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Farm Stand Hours: September 1 through December 31, 9am to 6pm. Directions: Located at the scenic Niagara Escarpment. Click here for a map and directions. . Fax:. . . U-pick and other produce, all offered by the pound. The fruit-harvesting season runs from mid-September through early November. Enjoy picking Bosc pears and Concord grapes from our 100-year-old orchards and vineyards. In addition to offering more than fifteen varieties of apples to pick, we have fresh pressed cider, pumpkins, squash, grape juice, specialty fruit butters, applesauces, and other locally produced agricultural products. Barnyard animals and a straw climbing area are also available for children to enjoy. We also offer apple cider, beef and turkey. Tours of the farm, including the farm animals are available. UPDATE for 2020: U-Pick season: Friday, September 11 thru Sunday, October 25 Online reservations are required for Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 12, to ensure parking and social distancing safety for our customers and employees. There is no fee for the reservation. Children under 5 do not require a reservation. Reservation slots are available for 1.5 hour increments starting at 9 am.
  • Jane Beilein - apples,
    4874 Lake Road, Burt, NY 14028. Phone: (716) 870-2261. Email: [email protected]. Open: NOTE: There will be no you picking in 2015 because of poor apple quality due to blight; in a normal year our Apple Season is October 1 to November 15th on Saturdays from 10 to 5, Sunday from 1 to 5, Weekdays: please call in advance. Directions: The orchard is located between Tuscarora State Park in Wilson and Olcott Beach in Olcott, NY. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Children welcome, please no climbing trees or ladders; Most trees can be picked from the ground; No restroom. Weather permitting. Apple varieties: Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Northern Spy, Liberty, Crispin/Mutsu, Twenty Ounce. We have about an acre worth of apple trees (about 150 dwarf trees total). Also called "Jane's Apple Farm" or "JB Apples".
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010: "Easy access to trees for adults and children. Variety of apples. You need to bring own bag. (Wegman or Tops reusable bags work great)"
  • Niagara Farms - apples,
    West Creek Road, Newfane, NY 14028. Phone: 502 439-4210. Open: Usually early to mid October; Call for dates and hours . Directions: Take 78 or 18 towards Olcott, NY. Farm is one mile south of 18 and one road west of 78. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate phone: (502) 356-0373. Apples early October.
  • Philo Brooks - U Pick apples
    2237 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. Phone: (716) 791-3865. Click here for a map and directions. . (ADDED: May 18, 2009, suggested)
  • Ray Fitch Farms - apples?
    9187 Lower Lake Road, Barker, NY . Phone: 716-795-9924. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Sanger Farm & Bakery - Pick-your-own apples, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    852 Youngstown-lockport Road, Youngstown, NY 14174. Phone: (716)745-7297. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm, April 1 to December 31st. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Sanger Farm & Bakery Facebook page. . Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand. Tour the farm on foot or by old fashioned hayride and enjoy the fresh air as you wander our orchards and select crisp, ripe fruits and vegetables. Sample our large variety of homemade, from scratch baked goods straight from our warm farm house kitchen. Visit our old time farm shop, have a snack and choose from the finest produce, cheeses, baked goods, preserves and more. Sit down in our newly opened Back Barn Cafe and enjoy some delicious breakfasts, lunches, and pizzas.(UPDATED: July 18, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: June 10, 2016)
  • Whittier Fruit Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins
    7399 Lake Road, Appleton, NY 14008. Phone: 585-594-9054. Email: [email protected]. Open: See website for open dates and hours! Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. To get to the blueberry field from the Rochester area, give yourself about an hour. Take route 390 north to the Lake Ontario State Parkway, and drive west until the parkway ends. Turn right (west) on Route 18 and continue for about 20 miles, half a mile beyond the power plant. Look for a sign on your right that says "Russell's U-Pick Blueberries." We have a ten acre patch of berries on Lake Ontario in Niagara County, near the Somerset power plant. Blueberry season runs from mid-July to early September. You can pick 32 varieties of apples on trees that are easy to pick - no ladders necessary! We are always planting new trees, so there are more and more choices each year. Picking time for sweet cherries usually starts late June or July and lasts for two weeks. Donut Peaches, These flat shaped sweet, sweet peaches are sometimes called peentos. Our blueberries are located along Lake Ontario in Niagara County. Blueberries season runs from mid-July to early September. Note; this farm also goes by the name, Russell's U-Pick Blueberry Patch. 
    Apples - At the Whittier Fruit Farm you can pick 32 varieties of apples on trees that are easy to pick - no ladders necessary! We are always planting new trees, so there are more and more choices each year. All apples are picked into containers we provide at no additional cost. Our PYO apples are sold by the pound. Check our News section to find out when apple varieties are being picked. we grow 32 varieties of apples: Paula Red, Zestar, Sansa, Ginger Gold, Jonamac, SweeTango, CrimsonCrisp, Gala, Twenty Ounce, AutumnCrisp, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Sweet Sixteen, SnapDragon, Fireside, Empire, Fuji, Macoun, SnowSweet, Red Delicious, Fortune, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Topaz, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Crispin, RubyFrost, Suncrisp, Granny Smith, and Cameo.
    Sweet Cherries - Picking time for sweet cherries usually starts late June or July and lasts for two weeks. Check our News section for picking dates.
    Donut Peaches - These flat shaped sweet, sweet peaches are sometimes called peentos. They are usually available to pick for 2-3 weeks in August. Check our News section for picking dates.
    Blueberries - Our blueberries are located along Lake Ontario in Niagara County. Blueberries season runs from mid-July to early September. Check our Blueberries section for directions to the blueberry patch.
    Pumpkins - Our tractor and wagon will take you to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Or you can pick one up at our farm market. Our pumpkins are sold by the pound. (formerly called Russell's U-Pick")
    (UPDATED: July 18, 2019, 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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