Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Northern 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!
- Mount Pleasant Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
312 Sargent Hill Road, Grafton, NH 03240. Phone: 603-523-4325. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: From Interstate 89: Get off on Exit 17 and go on Route 4 East. Follow that until you get to Grafton. There will be a sign on Prescott Hill Road, and other signs all the way up to the orchard. From Interstate 93: Get off on Exit 17 and go on Route 4 West. Follow that until you get to Grafton. There will be a sign on Prescott Hill Road, and other signs all the way up to the orchard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Mount Pleasant Orchard Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. See our website for dates open. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We will also sell pies, and some pumpkins from our garden. Mt. Pleasant Orchard facebook page
- Patch Orchards - Apples, sweet corn, pumpkins
40 Patch Rd, Lebanon, NH 03766. Phone: 603-448-4130. Email: [email protected]. Click here for a map and directions.
Patch Orchards Facebook page. . See their website for hours and availability. Our family has been farming here since 1776. New farm stand, tasting room and sugar house. Panoramic views.
- Poverty Lane Orchards - apples, pumpkins, some winter squashes.
Poverty Lane, Lebanon, NH 03766. Phone: (603)448-1511. Email: [email protected]. Open: week days: 9am-6pm; weekends, . Directions: near Exit 19 off Interstate 89 in New Hampshire, minutes from the junction of Interstates 91 and 89 in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. At Exit 19, turn west from the off-ramp. At the first light, turn left up Poverty Lane. (From I-91, take I-89 south across the river to reach Exit 19.) . Click here for a map and directions. . Open Labor Day Weekend through Early October (Farm stand open longer).10 am-5 pm. Daily tastings of our ciders (with valid ID). Call for variety information. Click here for a map. Wagon Rides into the Fields on Fair Weekends. Horse-drawn wagon rides to the orchard. Pick your own, or already bagged, apples, including several wonderful varieties of heirloom apples, cider - alcoholic and regular non-alcoholic. (UPDATED: September 29, 2020 JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2008: "I like this farm very much. They have a wide variety of heirloom apple varieties."
- Windy Ridge Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm - Apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees bagged, sleigh rides, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
1775 Benton Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774. Phone: 603-787-6377. Email: [email protected]. Open: July - August: 7:00 - 3:00 August - November: 7:00 - 6:00 November - December: 10:00 - 4:00 Blueberries: July 15 - August 10 Apples: August 30 - October 10 Pumpkins: September 10 - October 31 Christmas Trees: Thanksgiving - Christmas (weekends only) Payment: Cash, Check. Directions: Interstate 93: Take exit 32, turn off ramp onto Route 112 West, follow 112 for 13 miles, turn left onto Route 116 South, follow for 7 miles, orchard is on left. Route 10: turn onto Benton Road/Route 116 at the North Haverhill Civil War monument, follow 116 for 3 miles, orchard is on the right . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, December.
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