Pumpkins Aren’t The Only Things Worth Picking this Fall. Here are Some of the Best Places to Take The Family Out Apple Picking!
Apple picking is the perfect tradition to mark the start of the fall season. Spend a fun day in the orchard picking your own apples, then enjoy a cup of warm apple cider and indulgent apple pastries from the orchard’s farm store.
Enjoy U-pick apples at Milburn Orchards every Saturday and Sunday, starting September 2. Bag sizes range from a kiddie bag for $7 to a large bag for $36. Reservations are required and can be made online. This Elkton, MD, orchard is a great option for families in the Newark area. A great new family tradition is just a few minutes down the road!
1495 Appleton Road, Elkton | 398-1349
This high-density orchard has a wide variety of apples grown on dwarf trees for easy picking. Because Thousand Acre Farm is a year-round wedding and events venue, you do have to schedule ahead if you want to pick apples. More information can be found online on the U-pick apples page.
260 South Reedy Point Road, Middletown | 455-8880
You can’t talk apples in Delaware without talking about Fifer Orchards. The farm has been in operation since 1919 and is a Delaware mainstay for farm-fresh produce. While crisp apples are always available at the farm store, you can pick apples yourself on Saturdays in September. Take a wagon ride out to the orchard and pick a bag full of apples for $24.95.
Don’t forget to stop by the farm store for fresh apple cider, apple butter, apple cider donuts, fresh baked pie and more.
1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden Wyoming | 697-2141