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845-374-5471

23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958

Soons Orchards Apples

Be an Apple Snob!

Get Your Apples at Soons Orchards

We’ve been growing apples since 1910 and today we have 30 acres with 50+ apple varieties. We grow everything from McIntosh and Honeycrisp to Northern Spy and Cameo, so you’ll always find something you’ll like. We care for our apple orchards day in and day out, and when we harvest, we only pick what’s truly ready and at the peak of flavor. Then we store the apples in our coolers at 34 degrees and 90% humidity to keep the apples crisp and juicy. Come in and try our apples, we’re pretty sure you’ll become an “Apple Snob” too, once you Taste the Difference at Soons Orchards!

Apple Cider

Some Say it's the Best in the Whole World

Soons has been making sweet apple cider for 50 years! We use all of our apple varieties (with the exception of Fuji), plus additional apples we buy locally, to make the best small batches of apple cider. We press cider in our cider mill one to four times a week depending on the season and make up to 500 gallons at a time. Drop in anytime, mid-Sept til the end of May, to sample the current batch (remember, each batch is unique!). In our farm store we have free cider samples…there’s nothing better than seeing kids walk in the front door and race to the cider sample jug! P.S. Hard cider is coming soon to Soons… stay tuned!

Growing apples is a year-round job! 
See our cool video featuring Art Soons talking about apple growing at Soons Orchards! (9:29)

Apple Varieties & Availability

Soons Orchards grows 50+ varieties of apples!

From your well-known favorites, to heirloom apples you've probably never heard of.

You can eat a new apple every week of the year!

Apples are picked when they are ready...so use these dates as a general estimate please!

August Apples

Pristine Aug.1 - 15
Summer Mac Aug. 6 - 20
Williams Pride Aug 6
Tydeman's Red Aug. 10 - 26
Paula Red Aug. 14 - Sept. 15
Gravenstein Aug. 20 - Aug 30
Wealthy Aug 20 - Aug 30
Zestar! Aug 20
Ginger Gold Aug. 20 - Sept. 29
Bramley's Seedling Aug 25 (small quantities available by request)
Akane Aug. 20- Sept. 15
Sansa Aug 25- Sept. 10
Fall Pippin Aug. 25 - Sept. 15 

September Apples

Gala- Sept. 1 - mid Oct.
Jonamac -Sept. 1 - Jan.
Honeycrisp -Sept. 15 - mid/late Oct
McIntosh -Sept. 7 - May
Rhode Island Greening -Sept. 7 - Nov
Red Cort -Sept. 10 - Nov.
Golden Supreme -Sept. 10 [U-Pick+store]
Arlet -Sept. 13 [U-Pick+store]
Cortland -Sept. 20 - December
Daybreak -Fuji Sept 22
Lady Jean, a Soons' Original -Sept. 20 - Dec.
Liberty- Sept. 20 [U-Pick]
Macoun Sept 28- mid-Nov

October Apples

Jonathan - Oct. 1
Pilot Meadow, A Soons' Original - Oct 3 (small quantities)
Empire - Oct. 1 - May
Red Delicious - Oct. 1 - May
Jonagold - Oct. 5
Golden Delicious - Oct. 10 - mid-March
Northern Spy - Oct. 10 - Nov
Yakata (Fuji)-  Oct. 12 [U-Pick]
Crispin (Mutsu)-  Oct. 13- spring
Fortune-  Oct. 15
Yataka-  Fuji Oct. 15
Ida Red - Oct. 15 - May
Bonnie St. Clair, a Soons' Original -  Oct. 16 (small quantities)
Suncrisp - Oct. 18
Cameo - Oct. 18
Stayman Winesap - Oct. 20 - Feb.
Newtown Pippin - Oct. 24 (limited quantities)
Goldrush - Oct. 24
Enterprise - Oct. 24 (very small quantities)
Ashmead's Kernel -Oct. 26 (small quantities)

Fuji Mid-December to Feb
Braeburn late Nov. til Mid January
Pink Lady late Nov (very small quantities)

Note that seconds, a.k.a "U.S. Utility Grade" are usually available, but not guaranteed to be in stock at all times. You can always call us to order and we'll let you know when we have them. We also usually have cider apple grade apples for 35 cents/pound; self-serve/bag yourself at the cider apple bin. Dates always vary slightly season to season and supplies, of course, depend on weather and demand, call ahead to check.

The bulk of our apple trees are picked by us and graded according to size and quality for you. We also have a wonderful young dwarf-tree orchard where you can pick your own apples. Hampton Station, our "U-Pick" orchard, is open 10 am - 4 pm on fall weekends, plus Columbus Day, from Labor Day weekend typically, until Columbus Day weekend depending on weather & demand.

A quick note about Granny Smith Apples:
Soons Orchards does not grow Granny Smith apples, nor will any honest grower in New York (with the rare exception of Long Island and the Westchester coast perhaps). The reason is simple: 8 years out of 10, Granny Smith will not finish in this climate -- we don't have a long enough growing season. If we grew it, or if others in most all of NY did, we'd get a green-fleshed, immature apple by the time of a hard freeze. Looks like a Granny Smith, but not very good.

Recipes often call for Granny Smith because they are typically available at the supermarket year round, thanks to imports from New Zealand, California and elsewhere. Simply substitute an apple on the tart side and you'll be fine. Gravensteins, Greenings, Cortlands, Winesap, Idared -- there are many choices depending on the time of season. Your recipe will be better with a local, fresh apple than something shipped around the world and most likely coated in a waxy preservative (ewww!).

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23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958

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What Our Visitors Say…

  • Soons was an accidental discovery while taking a scenic drive. It has become one of our favorite places! Your cider is hands down the best we've ever tasted and those apple cider doughnuts, don't get me started! I'll wait on line forever for one. (And I did wait on a long line for some when I was pregnant.)
    Melissa Marie via Facebook

  • Food n drinks are delicious. I've been coming there for 13 years. Love this place. I live in Staten Island, NY… The drive is long but beautiful and I get to go to you guys.. Yummy food and amazing people.
    Lauren M. via Facebook

  • Friendly staff, brilliant harvest of apples as nature allows, a delectable selection of local produce, preserved products, and baked goods at pretty reasonable prices given that it is a farm store. The cafe and wine/cider tasting room is cozy, but folks are very friendly. The outdoor beer garden with a grill and entertainment venue was brilliant in the Sunday sunshine. All in all, a fantastic experience and that's why we've been going to Soons for 10 years.
    5 star review from Tony G via Google

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Store: 23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958

Important

We Are Open Daily

Our store is open daily
July 20th, 2017 - May 31, 2018
DAILY 9 am-6 pm
U-Pick Apples: 
Weekends 10-4 plus holidays 
(9/22, 9/29, 10/9)
Tasting Room @ Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Sunday-Thursday noon-6, 
F/S noon-9 © Soons Orchards

All Rights Reserved 2017

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We Are Open Daily

Our store is open daily
July 20th, 2017 - May 31, 2018
DAILY 9 am-6 pm
U-Pick Apples: 
Weekends 10-4 plus holidays 
(9/22, 9/29, 10/9)
Tasting Room @ Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Sunday-Thursday noon-6, 
F/S noon-9 © Soons Orchards

All Rights Reserved 2017

Contact Us

Store: 23 Soons Circle
New Hampton
NY 10958