2020: Pumpkin picking underway F/S/S
Click button below to choose your date/time and pre-purchase your wagon ride!
**oct 17 - we recommend boots! fields will be wet from Friday's rain **
Pick your own pumpkins begins mid/late September and runs Friday*, Saturday and Sunday plus holiday Mondays, about 10 am to 4 pm, depending on demand, until the weekend before/of Halloween.
(Friday we expect much lighter demand, so wagons at 11:30, 1:30, 3:30)
Wagon fee per person age 3 and up: $4 (includes online ticketing fee)
**Every person needs a ticket as wagons are running at reduced capacity!**
Pumpkins prices: 55 cents/lb
White pumpkins 99 cents/lb and gourds (TBA)
Wagon rides leave from the lawn behind the main store.
May we suggest sturdy close-toed shoes! We run one wagon on slower days and two to three wagons on busier ones. As wagon slots online fill up we will add more!
Depending on which field we go to, the whole trip is about 30 to 45 minutes.
Rain cancels wagon rides.
Our peach orchard is up beyond our apple trees, so you can walk (wear sturdy shoes!) or take a wagon up with us to the top of the hill.
For extra safety this year, please keep your mask on while on the wagon, stay with your group and distance from others.
There's plenty of space within the peach orchard, but again, pls stay with your group. Thanks!
The peach trees are not too big, there should be low fruit for youngsters... absolutely no climbing in trees or pulling of limbs - those branches are delicate and you will break them!
2020 Peach season is wrap!
make a note in your calendars ... August 2021 sometime for our next peach picking outing!
Park at the U-Pick apple orchard lot: closest GPS 634 County Route 50, New Hampton NY (just around the corner from our market store!)
(Last wagon should be loading by 4 so everyone has time to pick and get back down from the orchard.)
Pricing is $3.49/lb - since it's not by the bag like apples, we'll give you plenty of bags... peaches are SUPER DELICATE so use as many bags as you like! (No entry/parking or wagon charge.)
Cash or we have a credit reader that works most of the time :)
great peach tips here on the pickyourown.org website
(Note, probably our only weekend as we have a smaller crop than usual thanks to a 26-degee night in April.)
Peaches that are ripe will have a slight softness when pressed around the stem or shoulder of the peach and will have some coloring (yellow). Beware: don’t press so hard that you leave finger impressions!
The fruit runs the finest quality, 80% grade US #1 off the tree, but there will be a few “seconds” with blemishes. We ask that you keep ALL sound fruit you pick, including such seconds -- they still taste great of course.
Please keep the peaches you pick. You are free to pick any peaches you choose, from hard to soft-ripe. All of the peaches you pick today will ripen/soften eventually. You may discard any diseased fruit or fruit with extensive scaring ONLY.
Peaches are delicate. Place your peaches in your bag carefully without dropping them. Treat them like eggs and do not overfill the bag.
We will supply bags for you to use. Again, do not overfill bags!
Store peaches below 40 degrees or above 60 degrees.The twenty degree ranges from 40-60 degrees F. is known as the “kill zone” Peaches stored for more than a few days in this temperature range will develop a dry, pithy flesh similar to what is found in inferior supermarket fare.
Be smart. Common sense rules apply: don’t climb trees, shake trees or otherwise damage them. Every year someone breaks a tree - please don't be that person. (PS If you are, we will throw you out promptly!) (and PPS if you stop someone, you get extra awesome karmic points and our undying gratitude!)
Please leave your bags/backpacks in your vehicle. As with U-Pick apples, no doggies in the orchard; they can hang out in the grassy parking lot tho of course. (and also of course, service animals permitted)
Respect your farmers and fellow pickers... throwing fruit, stealing fruit or otherwise being a jerk is cause for ejection from the orchard.
Thanks for coming out to pick! Enjoy your peaches!
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