New York is the 2nd largest apple producing state in America (Washington state is first) and Wayne County is number one in the state.
From mid-September to late-October, you can pick your own apples from Upstate New York farms offering an amazing variety including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Autumn Crisp, Twenty Ounce, CrimsonCrisp, Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonamac, MacIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Ida Red, Granny Smith, and Cameo.
Table of Contents
- Wayne County Apple Farms
- Monroe County Apple Farms
- Apple Farms Around Greater Rochester
- Apple Picking Tips
Many of our farms offer a fun argitourism experience, with hay rides, cider and donuts and activities for the kids. Some have started making their own cider, hard cider and apple wines as well, like Old Goat Cidery and Embark Craft Ciderworks.
Pick Your Own Apples along the Wayne County Apple Trail
Apples are such a “core” part of Wayne County’s economy that they’ve made it part of their logo! Download the apple trail brochure to start your journey during the annual Apple Tasting Tour, running October 1-31.
- Long Acre Farms Macedon
- G & S Orchards Walworth
- The Apple Shed Newark
- Morgan’s Farm Market Marion
- Lagoner Farms Williamson
- Burnap’s Farm Market Sodus
Monroe County Apple Farms
- Green Acre Farms Greece
- Burch Farms Hilton
- Schutt’s Apple Mill Webster
- Whittier Fruit Farm North Chili
- Kelly’s Farm Market Hilton
- Wickham Farms Penfield
- Robb Farms Spencerport
- Sodoma Farm Brockport
- Green Acre & West Wind Fruit Farms Hilton
- Kirby’s Farm Market Brockport
Greater Rochester Area Apple Farms
- Hurd Orchards Holley
- The Apple Farm Victor
- Becker Farms Albion
- Watt Farms Albion
- Ontario Orchards Sterling
Tips for when you pick your own apples
Thank you to pickyourown.org for these helpful tips!
- Once picked, don’t throw them into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
- 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. Kept cool, fresh-picked apples will generally keep weeks, but it DOES depend on the variety.
- Nutrition and miscellaneous facts: One-half cup of apples is only 42 calories. Apples contain no cholesterol or fat and are also low in calories. T Apples are high in dietary fiber, Vitamin A and niacin. They contain iron and other trace minerals and are a fair source of Vitamin C.
- Apples are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of apples has more of the antioxidant power you need to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.
Learn more about apple varieties from the New York Apple Association.
Where are your favorite spots to pick apples?
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