One of the classic things to do in fall is apple picking. Philadelphians are fortunate enough to have a number of orchards in and around the area where you can enjoy this family favoratie fall tradition.
Duffield’s has been serving Philadelphians with its fresh produce for quite some time. It’s not only one of the best farms that grow and pack produce, but also one of the oldest.
Spend a day with your family at Duffield’s, experiencing the orchard, accessed by a hayride that leaves every half an hour.
Here’s a tip, be there a little early and see how the farm makes its warm apple cider doughnuts. Also, apart from picking ap apples, pick up an apple walnut pie that you can enjoy later in the day.
Admission Fee: $4
Cost: $10 /10 lb apples, $18 /20 lb
Timings: Mon–Sat 9am–7pm
Contact: +1 856-589-7090
Cherry Hill is the largest orchard of Lancaster and is definitely worth visiting. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it’s one of the most picturesque options for apple picking near Philadelphia. It’s not just beautiful but also environmental friendly. While picking up your favourite fruit, you can also take a glance at the orchards solar panels that are installed at some distance.
Currently, Rambo, Cortland, Gold Delicious, Fortune and Jonagold varieties are ripe for picking, among others.
Cost: $1.50 per pound up to 20 pounds, and then it’s $1 per pound after that.
Address: 400 Long Ln, Lancaster. 17603
Timings: Mon–Sat 8am–6:30pm
Contact: +1 717-872-9311
This family-owned orchard has a variety of apples for you to pick up throughout the fall season.
Spend a good day with your family at this fourth-generation orchard that holds its customers as its most prized commodity. During fall you can pick up some other fruits along with apples which include pumpkins and Indian corns.
The farm’s Facebook page is pretty active. So do keep checking the page if you are planning to pay a visit, as it is frequently updated regarding what’s available at the farm. The timings are also updated on the page in accordance with the weather.
Address: 1079 Wawaset Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Timing: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
This place is great to spend a fun day with family. Brecknock Orchard is worth visiting with all the variety of apples it has to offer. The place also hosts a number of festivals over the weekends.
This year, fall festivals on weekends are starting from 29 of September to the 27th of October. You can also plan to spend the Columbus Day (8th of October) at this family-oriented Lancester Farm.
Offering you the tastiest nature treats, almost 35 varieties of apples are grown over here. You can also try their homemade apple pies and dumplings or pick up their pasteurized apple cider to enjoy on a chilly fall evening.
Cost: 20 lb. + $1.25 lbs, Under 20 lb. $1.75 lbs
Timings: Mon Tues Thurs Fri 8am – 7pm, Wednesday & Saturday 8am – 5pm, Closed on Sundays.
Contact: +1 717-445-5704
Visitors at Highland Orchards must ride shuttles to the orchard to pick fruits. The shuttles run throughout the day to the fields. You first need to stop at the market to pre-pay and buy a token for the shuttle.
The place hosts Harvest Festival Weekends during the fall season. These festivals are best for families with activities like face painting, scarecrow building and hayrides.
Highland has a variety of apples to offer which are sold by container. The prices and availability may change without notice, so make sure to check the information posted in the farm market before picking.
Cost: 1/2 peck.. $16.00 each, 1/2 bushel bag… $45.00 each
Timing: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 6pm, Friday (Donut Day): 7am – 6pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 6pm
Enjoy apple picking nearby Medford at Johnson’s Farm where apple and pumpkin hayrides are starting from September 8 and will run till October 14.
A quick drive over the Ben Franklin Bridge will take you to this beautiful farm which offers a ton of family-friendly activities, including rock climbing, go-karting and many more.
Their wagon takes visitors to the fields, where you can enjoy picking with your loved ones. Make sure to grab a ticket for the corn maze before you ride the wagon, as it is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.
Timings: Monday to Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Address: 133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055
Cost: Apples – $1.89/lb, Hayride ticket – $4.50/ Person, Corn Maze – $ 4.50/person
If you are tired of the city life and need an escape then this place id a must-visit. Far from the city, Linvilla Orchards is a huge outdoor destination for families.
With free admission to its grounds, this family-friendly orchard offers various activities which include fruit picking, hayrides, animal feeding, swimming among others.
Linville grows 25 different variety of apples for you to choose from. Make sure to drop by the Farm Market which offers homemade pies, farmed themed toys, local produce and more.
Address: 137 Knowlton Rd, Media 19063
Timings in September: Sunday to Thursday: 8 AM – 8 PM, Friday to Saturday: 8 AM to 9 PM
Cost: $2.99 / lb, 1/2 Bu. Box $39.99
Get the tastiest and freshest fruits and vegetable at DelVel which also offers apple, pumpkin, peach and strawberry picking.
A wagon ride will take you to the fields where you can enjoy apple picking which starts from September 8 and continues throughout weekends in the month with the market’s Fall harvest Apple Fun.
For details regarding picking and pricing, make sure to visit the website before planning a visit.
Timing: Monday to Saturday: 8 Am to 7 PM, Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
There’s always something fun happening at this interactive farm in Bucks County. ShadyBrook Farms is a great family spot for seasonal activities. Known for its holiday light show, the place also offers Fall Fest during autumn.
For apple picking, the farm offers wagon rides from Wednesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Frields are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. A wagon ride takes you to the fields where you can enjoy apple picking.
The place is also hosting Apple Fundays, which is a recurring event. You can check the website for pricing and dates.
Admission Fee: $3
Cost: Apples – $1.29/lb.
Market Timings: Monday – Thursday: 7 AM to 7 PM, Friday – Saturday: 7 AM to 11 PM, Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
There’s so much to do at Snipes Farm and Education Center. You can check out the Farm Museum, take a hayride to pick apples, explore the corn maze, or visit the barnyard animals.
At Snipes Farm, you get the best selection of apples, including Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Red Delicious and Crispin among many others. Apple picking is available during the Fall weekends, starting from September 22.
Admission: $8 per person, ages 2 and up.
Timings: Saturdays: 9 AM – 6 PM, Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday to friday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday: Closed
Phone: +1 215-295-1139
Located in the heart of picturesque Bucks Country, Solebury is famous for its high-quality products and scenic views. The orchards are open Thursday through Sunday.
Solebury offers more than 20 different varieties of apples during the season, ripening at different times. Apple picking is now available and will continue till November 4, 2018. On weekends, a wagon ride takes you to the fields where you can enjoy picking apples along with your family and friends.
Make sure you pick not more than you want to purchase because you have to pay for all the apples you pick, but the good news is, the place has no extra charges for parking, entry or wagon rides.
Address: 3325 Creamery Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
Cost: Price is 1.50 / lb. Our biggest bags can hold up to 30 lbs ($45.00)
Seasonal Hours: (June 28 – October): Thursday to Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM, (November – December): Thursday to Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM, (January – April 14): Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Located near Oxford Valley Mall, Styer has a large variety of pick-your-own vegetables and fruits. This staple Langhorne orchard might not have a number of apple varieties, but they do have the best quality Jonathans and Empires. Also, they are probably letting you pick the apples on the cheapest rates i.e. 99 cents/ lb. What else do you want? A wagon ride will take you to the best spots in the fields from where you can pick your apples from.
Plan an escape from your hectic routine and go enjoy apple picking with your family at Stuer orchard.
Address: 97 Styers Lane, Langhorne, PA. 19047
Cost: 99 cents/lb
At Weaver’s, your kids are especially going to enjoy a lot as all of the apple trees are dwarf trees and easy to reach.
This 35 acres, a kid-friendly orchard makes apple picking more exciting and fun for everyone with almost 35 varieties of apples to offer. You need to receive a wristband on a purchase of a 10 or 20-pound apple bag, in order to begin picking at the farm.
Make sure to visit the website for picking details before planning a visit.
Timing: Mon-Friday 8-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Cost: $19 /10 lb bag. $27 /20 lb bag
Phone: +1 610-856-7300