Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 2022, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
- Brookdale Fruit Farm Inc. - - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins
38 Broad Street, Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-465-2240. Email: [email protected]. Open: in season . Click here for a map and directions. /2241/2242 Fax: 465-3754 . Strawberries-June; blueberries-July-August; raspberries-July-September; apples-September-October; pumpkins-September-October; cut flowers. Special Events: Domestic animals & birds-pens; seasonal festivals; hayrides-fall season, weekends afternoons; Half Marathon- October; School groups-scheduled only.
- Currier Orchards - Apples, pumpkins
9 Peaslee Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. Phone: 603-881-8864. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10am-5pm, weekdays; 9 am to 6pm, weekends with pick your own open until 5; Labor Day-Thanksgiving. Click here for a map and directions. Fax: 881-9905 . Pick your own varieties include Cortland, Macoun, and Honeycrisp. We have carving and sugar pumpkins, pumpkin bread, cider donuts, and lots of other goodies in the store.
- Lull Farm - strawberries, apples, pumpkins,
65 Broad Street (Route 130), Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-465-7079. Email: [email protected]. Open: according to their website: Hours: 7:00am - 7:30pm. Click here for a map and directions.
Lull Farm Facebook page. . According to their website: Pick Your Own Strawberries (mid June- mid July)Pick Your Own Apples (late August -October) Pick Your Own Pumpkins (September-October) Corn Maze (September-October) Annual Pumpkin lighting (Halloween Night & following Night). Come carve with us starting three days before Halloween! in Hollis and Milford carries fresh local produce their own grass fed/free range beef and pork, chicken and eggs, and artisanal cheeses and bakery specialties. PYO seasons include strawberries and apples. Their apple cider is pressed on site in the Hollis location They do NOT have Granny Smith, Gala or Fuji for pyo. Nor do they have BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES, CHERRIES or RASPBERRIES. Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 9, 2021 JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2008: "it's wonderful!"
- The Dark Crop Haunted Corn Maze at Lavoie's Farm - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-882-0072. Email: [email protected]. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Please visit our webpage: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
The Dark Crop Haunted Corn Maze at Lavoie's Farm Facebook page. . . 7 Days/week 8:00 am to Sunset. Click here for current open Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. The Dark Crop is open Fridays and Saturday evenings starting October 7th - October 29th; Also open Sunday, October 30th; Hours of operation are 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We provide the flashlight; all you have to do is make it to the end of the maze.
- Washburn's Windy Hill Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
Route 123, Greenville, NH 03048. Phone: 603-878-2101. Open: 10am-6pm, weekdays; 9 am to 6pm, weekends. Click here for a map and directions. Washburn's Windy Hill Orchard Alternate phone: 603-878-2111. Fax: 878-3319. , fall produce, mums, cider, ornamental corn, gourds, maple syrup, honey, caramel apples, apple pies, handcrafted gifts, PYO, farm market . Special Events: Free horse & tractor rides to & from orchard & pumpkin patch on weekends. Horse drawn, wagon & sleigh rides. year round by appointment. Corn maze, farm animals & picnic area. (UPDATED: December 07, 2016, 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 -
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
- Apple pie recipe and directions and
illustrated! I can say, with, ahem, no bias at all, that this is the
best apple pie recipe in the world! (Alright, I did have an apple strudel in
Vienna once at that place listed in Fodors that was REALLY good, but that
wasn't a pie, was it? And since this was the recipe my grandmother used, it
must be great!)
- How to make applesauce for
a single meal (not canning it) with NO special equipment
- Apple cobbler
Apple crunch - best of all! Moist, low sugar and using oats!
Apple crisp - ever-popular, low sugar and using oats!
Apple, blackberry, cherry, and/or peach cobbler
Apple-blackberry, crumble - a English favorite (or favourite)
Using fresh apples and miscellaneous