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Apples: 20 Places to Pick Your Own

New York is the 2nd largest apple producing state in America (following Washington state.) Wayne County leads all other counties in New York state.

From early-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.

Pick Your Own Apples

  1. Wayne County Apple Farms
  2. Monroe County Apple Farms
  3. Apple Farms Around Greater Rochester
  4. 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, Blue Barn Cidery, and Embark Craft Ciderworks.

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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.

  1. G & S Orchards Walworth
  2. The Apple Shed Newark
  3. The Apple Farm Stand North Rose
  4. Morgan’s Farm Market Marion
  5. Lagoner Farms Williamson
  6. Orbaker’s Farm Market Williamson
  7. Burnap’s Farm Market Sodus
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West Winds Farms

Monroe County Apple Farms

  1. West Wind Farms Hilton
  2. Schutt’s Apple Mill Webster
  3. Robb Farms Spencerport
  4. Whittier Fruit Farm North Chili
  5. Kelly’s Farm Market Hilton
  6. Wickham Farms Penfield
  7. Sodoma Farm Brockport
  8. Kirby’s Farm Market Brockport
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Greater Rochester Apple Farms

  1. Hurd Orchards Holley
  2. The Apple Farm Victor
  3. Becker Farms Albion
  4. Watt Farms Albion
  5. Ontario Orchards Sterling
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Tips for when you pick your own apples

Bring along your reusable grocery bags.

Thank you to pickyourown.org for these helpful tips!

  1. Once picked, don’t throw them into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Where are your favorite spots to pick apples?

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