Today is the first day of fall and fall means it is time to go apple picking for everyone in a northern state. This is the best time of the year (cooler temps and fewer mosquitoes) to get outdoors and pick some locally grown fruit. Picking apples is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Apples are easy to pick – your bucket will fill up quickly leaving enough time for a cup of apple cider. U-Pick Farm Locator is a great place to search for where to find u-pick apple orchards.
Make a Day of It
Many apple orchards offer additional family activities like hayrides, pumpkin picking, petting zoos and corn mazes. You may also find small country stores filled with pre-picked apples, apple cider, donuts, jams & jellies and fresh baked goods. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes that can get dirty and go have some fun in the country.
New Family Tradition
I have an annual fall tradition with my husband and step-daughter to go apple picking. We have several apple orchards in our area to choose from. Last year we visited Star Orchard in Kaukauna, WI which we really liked and may go back to this year. We mark our bags with the apple variety we are picking so we can sort them out at home. The farmer gives us a list of the available apples and shows use to pick. We will pick some apples to save as eating apples and a few bags of good baking apples. When we get home we like to bake some apples pies and make a few batches apple sauce to put in the freezer.
Best U-Pick Apple Orchards
The U-Pick Farm Locator Directory is a great place to search for local apple orchards that offer pick your own fruits. Start at the home page and search your state for apples. You will be directed to your state page showing a map of all the apple orchards near you. You may be surprised how many U-Pick Orchards are near you. We recommend you visit the farm’s website, facebook page or call ahead to get current picking conditions.
Where to Find U-Pick Apple Orchards?
Looking for an Apple Orchard to go apple picking within driving distance for a family day trip? Upickfarmlocator.com is the best online resource to find pick your own apple orchards.