Guide to Picking Apples
We are a self-serve orchard that operates on the honor system. There is a farm stand located near the entrance to the orchard where you'll find bags for picking apples and a money drop box. Begin your apple picking adventure by taking as many bags as you wish and depositing cash or check in the money drop box at the following rate:
- $10 per bag (one bag is equivalent to one peck, or 12-14 lbs of apples)
Please do not climb the apple trees. Pole pickers are available in the farm stand for hard to reach fruit if needed.
Pets are allowed in the orchard but must remain leashed at all times for everyone's safety. Please remember to pick up after your pet as a courtesy to other apple pickers.
Tips & Tricks
Each row of Cortland apples — marked by pink ribbons — is followed by two rows of McIntosh. McIntosh mature in early September, whereas Cortlands ripen mid-September.
To keep one bad apple from spoiling your bunch, pick them properly from the trees by rotating each apple upward and then twist slightly. Pulling fruit from the tree can cause injury to your apples, making them prone to perishing quickly.
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