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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Central New York State 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!

Cayuga County

  • Grisamore Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, sweet and sour cherries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, apple cider
    R.D. # 2, Box 238 (1347 Goose Street), Locke, NY . Phone: 315-497-1347. Email: [email protected]. Open: May to October, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . We press our cider right here on our farm from apples we grow. To make our cider safer, we are installed a UV light. This will kill any possible bacteria in the cider without changing the flavor. Cider is available in our farm store September 25th thru December 10th. Typical harvest start dates (always call before you come, to confirm): Strawberries June 25, , Sweet Cherries July 4, Red Raspberries July 10, Blueberries July 10, Currants July 20. U-Pick Apple varieties and typical harvest start dates:Sansa .........August 25McIntosh.........September 14Gala..............September 14Cortland..........September 28Macoun...........September 28Red Delicious.....September 28Yellow Delicious...September 28Empire...........September 28Crispin...........September 28Granny Smith.....September 28Ida Reds.............October 5Northern Spy........October 5. Please Note: Children are allowed to pick, but we do ask that they have adult supervision. In addition, for the protection of our customers and our crops, we can no longer allow pets in our fields.(UPDATED: August 11, 2022, JBS)
  • Ontario Orchards - apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    15273 Sterling Center Road, Sterling, NY 13156. Phone: 315-343-6328. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid-September through mid-October; Saturday & Sundays ONLY; 9AM to 5PM. Click here for a map and directions.
    Ontario Orchards Facebook page. . For over 50 years of farming and marketing, is a leader in Farm & Farm Market Operations. The Cider Mill, Bakery, Nursery and Greenhouse provide a very complete selection of products 12 Months a Year. has expanded Agri-tourism which includes U-Pick Apples, U-Pick Pumpkins, our Fall Jamboree, and U-Cut Christmas Trees. is happy to bring you the best Tastes of Central New York that you will find. U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins. (UPDATED: July 17, 2019, JBS)
  • Owen Orchards Cider Mill And Farm Market - apples, pumpkins
    8174 Grant Ave, Weedsport, NY 13166. Phone: (315) 252-4097. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm; August to March. Click here for a map and directions.
    Owen Orchards Cider Mill And Farm Market Facebook page. . Fresh local produce, Jersey Mac apples, and APPLE CIDER DONUTS are available! Apple picking at Owen Orchards is truly a fun-filled experience. You can wander Owen Orchards at your own pace and pick the Owen Orchards U-Pick apples of your choice, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing, especially outdoor footwear. Apple picking at Owen Orchards begins in early September and continues through the end of October. A convenient system of different colored flags lets you know which of the 15 varieties of Owen Orchards U-Pick apples are ripe for picking. Because the different Owen Orchards U-Pick apples are ready for picking at different times, you'll want to visit again and again to hand-pick your favorite varieties at their peak of freshness! All apples are sold by the pound, so you can bring home as many or as few as you like. Best of all, 90% of Owen Orchards U-Pick apples can be picked from ground level! On weekends, wagon rides are also available to take you out to the orchard! In late September through late October, visit Owen Orchards to U-Pick pumpkins and maybe even squash. (ADDED: October 06, 2016, JBS)

Madison County

  • Critz Farms - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Route 13 S, Cazenovia, NY 13035. Phone: 315-662-3355. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonally changing hours; Spring and summer hours from March through early September; Fall hours - seven days a week 10 to 5 weekdays, 10 to 6 weekends from mid September through the end of October; November hours 10 to 5; Closed Thanksgiving; Open seven days a week from the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 19, 9 to 6 weekends and 9 to 7 weekdays. Directions: Critz Farms is located 3 and a half miles south of Route 20, on Route 13 in Cazenovia. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. . Visit our web site for specific harvest dates. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Come in March for our Maple Syrup Celebration. In the summer we are open for pick-your-own berries. The fall brings our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are open for Holiday Family Fun.
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2009: "Lots of fun for everyone!"

Montgomery County

  • Bellinger's Orchard - Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, Winter Squash, Sweet cherries, Tart Cherries, farm market, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, school tours
    685 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072. Phone: 518-922-8558. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily from September through October 9-5. Directions: Take exit 28 from the NYS Thruway and then a left onto Riverside Drive. Make a left onto 30A and go up the hill. Take a right onto VanEpps Road. Go two and one-half miles and then bear right onto Argersinger Road. Our orchard is exactly one mile down the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Bellinger's Orchard Facebook page. . . Open in November 9-5 closed Tuesdays. PYO Sweet & Tart Cherries in July; Peaches available on our farm wagon in Mid- August; Picked & PYO Apples (Over 40+ varieties!), Pears, Pumpkins, Winter Squash Sept-Mid Nov. Our new farm market features homemade cider donuts, fresh cider, cheese, honey, pie, fudge, salsas, fruit butters, jams & jellies and other delicious local gourmet products made in NYS! Weekend hay wagon rides, corn maze, picnic area & more. (UPDATED: June 1, 2018)
  • Sand Flats Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    371 Martin Road, Fonda, NY 12068. Phone: 518 853-4999. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries daily 9:00 to 6:00 starting about June 10th Apples and pumpkins starting September 1st thru October. Directions: From the North: Follow Route 30A from Johnstown south about 3 miles. Turn right onto Commons Road go about 1.8 miles to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the East: NY Thruway to exit 28, left on to Riverside Drive about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 30A, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. OR Follow Route 5 west to Fonda, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the South: Follow the directions from the East if using the NY Thruway. Follow Route 30A to Fultonville, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the West: Follow Route 5 from Canajoharie east about 9.8 miles. Turn left onto Martin Road go 1.3 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Sand Flats Orchard Facebook page. . Strawberries Picking the month of June; Blueberries Picking mid July - August. Road side stand open daily in July and August. Picked and U-Pick Apples, Apple Cider, Mums, Pumpkins, squash and other fall vegetables. In our Bakery we are making Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Pies, Fudge and offer many other yummy treats, jams, jellies, butters,salsa and several other Fall items! Tractor Rides, Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Picnic and more! Fall fun starts at the end of August, September and October

Oneida County

  • Abbott Farms - apples, blueberries, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-638-7783. Email: [email protected]. Open: click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Updates: click here for picking updates. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. . . Crops are usually available in April through November.
  • Emmi Farms - apples, blueberries, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, school tours
    1482 West Genesee Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-635-7529. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Alternate Phone: 315-635-3982. Fax: 315-635-7672. . Typical season start dates are: Strawberries June 15 , Blueberries July 10. (ADDED: March 09, 2015)
  • North Star Orchards - U Pick Apples, blueberries, pumpkins
    4741 Route 233, Westmoreland, NY 13490. Phone: 315-853-1024. Open: call for hours and crop availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . click here for their contact form. Also Apple cider and a farm market with a bakery. 2019 prices (July 2019) $10 1 Peck Bag (11-12 lbs.) *Bags will be sold instore and at the kiosk $15 1/2 Bushel Bag (22-24lbs.) prior to picking. Varieties: Jonamac, McIntosh, Empire, Northern Spy, Ida Red, Golden Delicious

Oswego County

  • Behling Orchards - Apples, blackberries, cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, Zombie Paint Ball, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides
    114 Potter Road, Mexico, NY 13114. Phone: 315-963-7068. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8am to 5pm seven days a week September 1st thru October 31st. Directions: Take route 81 to Mexico exit follow signs to Mexico Take Fravor Road to Potter Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in June, July, September, October. Strawberries: June 10th. Raspberries and blackberries: July. Corn maze and other fall activities: open from September15th through October 31st"
  • Ontario Orchards Farm and Farm Market - apples, pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    7735 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126. Phone: 315-343-6328. Email: [email protected]. Open: the second weekend in September through Columbus Day weekend, every Saturday and Sunday from 9am til 6pm. Directions: From Syracuse: 81N to 481W to Oswego, Left on Route 104W, Bear right onto 104A at Ontario Orchards Farm Market, Follow signs for Fall Jamboree, U-Cut . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Christmas Trees, or U-Pick Apples From Rochester: 104E to 38N, To 104A, Turn right to N. Sterling, Follow signs for Fall Jamboree, U-Cut Christmas Trees, or U-Pick Apples From Fulton: Follow Rte. 3 to End, Cross 104, Turn Right onto 104A, Go to N. Sterling, Follow signs for Fall Jamboree, U-Cut Christmas Trees, or U-Pick Apples. U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, and Hayrides are available The second weekend of September each year; Ontario Orchards: Fall Jamboree occurs the third weekend of September each year; U-Cut Christmas Trees occurs the first weekend after Thanksgiving each year until Christmas; Please check our website for specific hours. You can also visit our website to place orders. Join our facebook group Taste of CNY by Ontario Orchards to receive weekly updates featured products and specials at Ontario Orchards! If you have any questions about products, store hours, or events at Ontario Orchards please call or email us.
    Comments from a visitor on September 08, 2011: "Very high quality store selling a huge variety of organic and fresh-baked goods."

Tompkins County

  • Littletree Orchards - Apples, cherries, flowers, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    345 Shaffer Road, Newfield, NY 14867. Phone: 607-564-9246. Open: July 1 through November 15 Littletree Orchards is open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday. Directions: to Littletree Orchards from Ithaca, New York (only 7.4 miles from Buttermilk Falls St. Park) From Ithaca take Route 13 south to the Newfield exit. Take the Newfield exit on to Main Street. Take Main Street to Tioga State Bank (.9 mile). Take a left at Tioga State Band on to Shaffer Road. Take Shaffer Road (.4 mile) and turn at the first left (this keeps you on Shaffer Road). Stay on Shaffer Road 1.2 miles and you will find Littletree Orchards on the left. enter Littletree driveway, bear right and stop in at the Apple Barn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Approximate Harvest Dates sweet Cherries; July raspberries; mid-July - august tart cherries; mid-July - mid-August tomatoes; mid-August - frost peaches; mid-August - mid-September apples; late July - mid- November fresh flowers; August - frost dried flowers; July - mid-November hard shell gourds; July - mid-November winter squash; fall pumpkins; mid-September - October. Doughnuts in the Apple Barn. Basil to pick. Picnic tables on premises. Littletree welcomes formal and informal groups of all ages. Groups can take self-guided tours or have a guided tour. Call for details or to schedule a tour. Littletree is a family friendly orchard which specializing in U-Pick, focused on FUN.

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)


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