Yes maybe a weekend (or two if we are lucky!) in August!
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See you back again Labor Day weekend 2017!
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See you Labor Day Weekend 2017!!!
U-Pick pumpkins returns late September 2017
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We will see you back next year, starting Labor Day Weekend 2017!
- No credit cards @ U-pick (you can pay w/credit cards at our store first)
Please note the sidebar about not taking any other bags into the orchard. We can’t believe what people will do to steal apples - help us put an end to this by reporting theft and inappropriate behavior to our security staff. We thank you in advance.
Parking in our grassy lot is free, just please be patient on busy weekends. (Note: we *always* pick off the trees - unlike some places that have deceptively called pulling apples out of a bin or basket "apple picking." Also note these are the only bag sizes available; sorry, but smaller bags are not available for children etc; we've found kids often spill their bags, leading to a lot of waste, so we're counting on the parents to be designated bag handlers.)
Learn more and how best to pick apples from James in this short video!
Please note that due to an excess of inappropriate behavior in recent years that there will be zero tolerance for prohibited actions such as climbing trees, shaking trees, picking apples you don't intend to purchase, or putting apples in anything other than purchased bags. Our U-Pick Patrol is watching! Offenders will be asked to leave the orchard and no refunds will be given; those caught stealing will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
U-Pick what to wear: Wear sturdy shoes and consider pants ... our orchard is grassy so you'll probably be happier with your legs covered. If it's been wet you may want boots.
U-Pick how to pick: Pick in the designated ready rows (no sense picking fruit that isn't mature - it won't taste the way it should!) what you can reach. Pick by grasping the apple and gently twisting and bending at the stem. Don't pull - you'll likely knock other apples to the ground. The best pickers don't knock any apples off the tree. Treat your apples like eggs - they bruise easily. Refrigerate them when you get home for the best crunch! Climbing trees or shaking trees is a big no-no. Respect your fellow pickers and our orchard by picking with care! :) Please note, we do not allow "pole pickers" - no exceptions. Our policy is to always have apples you can reach, if we don’t, we'll issue a refund. When there are not enough apples for everyone to reach, we close U-Pick (some years this is mid-October, some it's early November. Check back/call us for updates).
Groups larger than 12: (for school groups, see here) please call or e-mail us so we can plan for your arrival. [Please note that we typically limit groups; NO BUSSES - other larger orchards are more appropriate and equipped for groups by bus.] Groups should plan on a 1/2 bushel-per-five-person minimum (i.e., for every 5 people, plan on getting at least one half-bushel bag). Sufficient adult supervision of younger visitors and those with special needs is a must. Large groups (more than 10 children or 15 adults) require advance notice and appropriate adult supervision. We encourage you to plan your visit for weekend mornings, to avoid the busiest part of the day.
We reserve the right to ask groups without sufficient supervision to leave the orchard. Payment is required upon entry into the orchard; cash or institutional check. Call ahead for those needing to pay by credit card.
Pets - No pets allowed in the orchard please; parking area is OK; dogs should be friendly to humans and fellow dogs. Respect your fellow pickers by cleaning up, and keeping your pet on-leash and under control at all times.
Picnics - there is no designated area for picnics at the U-Pick and facilities are limited.
Visit our store and enjoy a beverage from the Tasting Room!
Pole Pickers - we don't allow these. see above.
Cars - this is a 5-acre orchard, so only access by foot is possible. U-Pickers should be steady on their feet - this is a working orchard with the usual obstacles - try as we do to fill every woodchuck hole, we can't seem to keep up!
Expected apple picking schedule*September 2, 2017 'til supplies last (sometime between Columbus Day and Nov 1., depending on weather, supply & demand. please check our hotline for updates.)
Pick your own pumpkins begins September 16 or 23rd, 2017
Sat/Sun about 11 to 4:30, depending on demand. Wagon rides leave from the area behind the main store.
We run one wagon on slower days and two wagons on busier ones. As one wagon goes out, one is returning; depending on which field we go to, the whole trip is about 30 to 45 minutes.
Happy wagon riders get ready to head to the pumpkin patch!
Pumpkins of all shapes & sizes for kids of all ages!
Bring the family, bring your friends, bring everyone -- it's fun for all ages!