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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Northern Rhode Island in 2023, 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!

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!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Kent County

  • Harley Farm - apples, pumpkins, Farm Fresh Eggs, Hay rides, Farm Animals
    1299 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI 02814. Phone: (401) 710-9154. Open: 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm from September to November. Click here for a map and directions. . from I-295: Take Exit 7B off I-295 for Rt. 44 west Travel on Rt. 44 west for 10 miles through Chepachet At traffic light, continue on Rt. 44 for .4 miles Orchard is on right.

Providence County

  • Barden Family Orchard - apples, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins, blackberries, sunflowers and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand
    56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-934-1413. Email: Open: Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; November hours open daily 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: 20 minutes west of Providence Route 6 west into Scituate, right on Route 116 north, left on Pole Bridge Road, Go to end and Take a right. We are on the right . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Barden Family Orchard Facebook page. . Fax: same. . Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Apples August 1- mid November Peaches September 10-October 5 Raspberries August and September Plums August 20. (UPDATED: July 07, 2022) Price Update for July 2022: "Blueberries $5.00/lb for less than 10 lbs $4.50/lb for 10 lbs or more $4.25/lb for 50 lbs + Raspberries $8.00/lb for less than 5 lbs, $7.00/lb for 5 lbs or more"
  • Christiansen Orchard and Farm Stand - Apples and peaches, pumpkins
    934 Victory Highway (Route 102), Slatersville, RI 02876. Phone: (401) 766-6533. Open: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8 am to 7 pm ; Friday & Saturday from 8 am to 9 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (877) 203-4726. Please call for Pick Your Own schedules and for variety availability. (UPDATED: September 23, 2016, JBS)
  • Elwood Orchard - ORGANIC, Apples, nectarines, pears, peaches, pumpkins
    58 Snake Hill Road, N. Scituate, RI 02857. Phone: 401-949-0390. Email: Open: weekends and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm, from the third weekend in August through October. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in August, September, October. 1,000 fruit trees. Currently we grow nectarines, Asian pears, apples, gourmet garlic, pumpkins, winter squash, flowers for cutting and more. We also tend honey bees and offer our own honey. All our trees are dwarf or semi-dwarf trees and the perfect size for small children who can pick their own fruit. In 2008 we began the organic certification process for our back orchard including all our apples and garlic. In our back orchard 2007 is the last year we used any chemical pesticides or fertilizers. If all goes as planned we expect to be certified organic for the 2010 season.
  • Hill Orchard - pumpkins, pick your own apples and peaches., hayrides
    86 Windsor Ave, Johnston, RI . Phone: 401-949-2940. Open: selected months (part year) so call first, In season, open every day, 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. 10236/Hill Orchard. Apples and peaches. Pick-your-own orchard opens on weekends in September and October. We are open weekdays by appointment for school trips and other groups. Contact us for available dates and times. Click here for directions and a table of apple ripening times. We plan to open Labor Day weekend in 2013. Horse-drawn hayrides through the pick-your-own orchard are scheduled on selected weekends in September and October. The ride passes through the orchard and by the pumpkin patch. Click here to see the Fall 2013 Hayride Schedule.
  • Steere Orchard - apples, peaches, pumpkins,
    150 Austin Avenue, Greenville, RI 02828. Phone: 401-949-1456. Open: Every Day 9am to 5pm. Directions: take exit 7b (Greenville Route 44) off of 295. Follow Rt44 west through Greenville. Take a right on Austin Avenue (right after the Greenville Fire station) We are 1.5 miles up Austin Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
    Steere Orchard Facebook page. . Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Apple Fest Is in Oct.. Live Music. Baked goods. much more.

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

Pumpkin recipes

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)