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Where to pick or buy fresh apples in PA

Aug 16, 2014 02:53PM ● By Erica Shames
Adams County

Beechwood Orchards – pre-picked apples and produce

984 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-6536. Fax: 717-677-6376. Open: by appointment only. Directions: Located two miles north of Biglerville on Route 34. Payment: Cash, Check.

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Inc. - Apples, blueberries, cherries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours

405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-8558. Alternate Phone: 717-677-9567. Open: Extended PYO hours during Cherry season, Sundays 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: We are located 9 miles West of Gettysburg, PA off Route 30. Click here for a map and directions. Typical ripening dates: Sweet Cherries: June 15th to July 4th; Sour Cherries: July 1st to July 31st; Peaches: July 15th to Sept 20th; Nectarines: August 15th to September 15th; Pears and Plums: August 30th to September 30th; Apples: August 15th through December; Ripening dates are approximate. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. During the holiday season, Boyer's ships one and two-layer apple gift boxes anywhere in the USA! An assortment of heirloom varieties.

Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, school tours, events at your location (call for info)

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-8412. Alternate Phone: 717-677-9494. Fax: 717-677-7157. Email: Open: Please call before coming or check our website. Directions: Located nine miles north of Gettysburg right on route 34. Just a short drive from Route 15, Route 30, and Interstate 81. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Hollabaugh Brothers is a three-generation, family-owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm. Growing on 500 acres, the Hollabaugh family grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including small fruits, apricots, plums, peaches, pears, Asian pears, apples, melons, cut flowers, and more! A retail market provides the freshest produce throughout the season, as well as home-made baked goods, jarred goods, and a country gift shop.

 Bradford County

Bohlayer's Orchards - Apples, pears, and prepicked produce

RR 2 Box 2530, Troy, PA 16947. Phone: 570-297-2480 Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5 during apple season only. Open from mid-August to Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check. Bohlayer's Orchards - Apples, Peaches, Pears, Cider RR 4 Box 2530, Troy, PA 16947. Phone: 570-297-2480. Directions: Two miles west of Troy . From scenic Route 6, turn onto Farmers Valley Road at Rolosons Maple Syrup. Located on a Pennsylvania Century Farm in Bradford County, our family owned and operated orchard has been welcoming visitors for decades. We offer our guests both U-Pick and harvested apples and pears, as well as our own freshly pressed cider in season. Local honey and maple products are also available. Weekday school tours are welcome. Please call the orchard to make a reservation. Some of our apple varieties include Quinté, Red Melba, Macintosh, Jonamac, Cortland, Gala, Macoun, Empire, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, Red Spy, Ida Red, Melrose, and Mutsu. Call for Peach and Pear availability. Open: Monday to Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5 during apple season. Season: August through December; by appointment beginning January. Peaches are available harvested only. We participate in the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program.

Gardiner's Farm - apples, peaches, cherries

RR#2 Box 48A, Fallbrook Road, Troy, PA 16947. Phone: (570) 297-3929. Email: Scenic orchard in Bradford County featuring dwarf apple trees on stakes and trellis. Fantastic fall colors. U-pick and We pick. APPLE varieties include: Redfree, Gala, Red McIntosh, Red Cortlands, Red and Yellow Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold, Empire, Honeycrisp, Northern Spy, Spy Gold, Rome, Stayman Winesap. Tree-ripened PEACHES from mid-August to mid-September. Three varieties of SWEET CHERRIES, ripening the end of June to mid-July. We make own apple butter/jams. School tours-reservations. Open Monday: 9 am to 5 pm through Saturday, Sunday: 12 - 4. Season: Mid August - Thanksgiving.

Cumberland County

Toigo Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand

750 South Mountain Estates Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Phone: 717-5324655. Alternate Phone: 717-5742553. Fax: 717-5323988. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm Sunday 8 am to 3pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Interstate 81 to exit 29(route 174). Go west on route 174 towards the town of Shippensburg one mile to the first traffic light. This is Airport road. There is a Wal-Mart shopping center on the right. Turn left onto Airport road. Follow this road exactly 3.5 miles to Toigo Orchards. Orchard is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus: April 1,to June 24 Strawberries: May 10 to June 30 Cherries June 10 to July 15 Apricots, Plums, Peaches 18 varieties, Nectarines: July 4, to October 5 Apples 23 varieties and pears: August 10 to November 30 Sweet Corn, July 4, to September 6. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers.

 Dauphin County

Strites' Orchard Farm Market and Bakery - apples, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours

1000 Strites Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Phone: 717-564-3130. Fax: 717-564-5770. Email: Open: Monday through Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday 8am to 5pm Closed Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located just off Route 322 between Harrisburg and Hershey.. Open year round. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.

Snyder County

Bella's Gardens - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours

5041 Route 204, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Phone: 570-541-9089. Alternate Phone: 603-498-8648. Email: Open: Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, June to November. Payment: Cash, Check.

 York County

Brown's Orchards & Farm Market - apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours

8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville, PA 17342. Phone: 717-428-2036. Alternate Phone: 717-767-4142. Fax: 717-428-0320. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to dusk; Saturdays from 7 am to 12 noon. Directions: Exit 8 or 10 off I-83. Strawberries end of May; Cherries and Blueberries mid June; Apples September; Pumpkins October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Family Tree Farm - apples, flowers, pumpkins,

4688 Dairy Road, Red Lion, PA 17356. Phone: 717-332-6365. Open: Pick you own apples opens August 22nd and will be open daily 8 am till 6 pm till they are all picked! This is our first year for pick your own and the two varieties that will be available are gala and fuji. Directions: We are located 3 miles south of Red Lion off of Route 24 the Winterstown Road on the left. From the south, we are located 6 miles north of Stewartstown off Route 24. Watch for Dairy Road and our Family Tree Farm sign on the corner of Route 24 and Dairy Road. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Forge Hill - strawberries, peaches, apples, cherries

135 Blossom Dr, Mt Wolf, PA 17347. Phone: 717-266-1206. Open: May to October, Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm. There is a little store where items can be purchased including things like preserves, honey, and already picked fruit.

Maple Lawn Farms, Inc. - U Pick fruit

2885 New Park Road, NEW PARK, PA 17352. Phone: (717) 382-4878 Email: Regional leader in U Pick fruit, best new and old varieties. Easy access in Baltimore-Washington to Harrisburg corridor. Expanded market w/ gifts & bakery. Fruit for Fund Raising. Home of Maize Quest, cornfield maze adventure & theme park. Premier destination for families, groups, school tours, scouts, young and old alike. Great escape to scenic countryside, breathtaking views! Open: Monday to Saturday 8 - 6, Closed Sunday. Season: Mid-June/cherries - November 1 Exceptions: Open July 4th/Labor Day/ Columbus Day/ Halloween/ Election Day.

Paulus Orchards - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours

522 East Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019. Phone: 717-432-2544. Email: Directions: Take Route 15 to the Mechanicsburg/Bowmansdale exit. Go towards Bowmansdale. Go straight for 3.2 miles (do not follow route 114 signs). Turn left onto E. Mt. Airy Road Drive a mile and a half to orchard. It will be on your right. Very close to Ski Roundtop. Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm (during the season, check our web site for exact dates). Farm Stand Open July to January Corn Maze is open on weekends in September and October U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins is open on weekends in September and October Birthday and Group Parties scheduled August through November Group Tours scheduled August through November. Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Paulus Orchards participates in the Farm Market Nutrition Program.

Raab's Fruit Farm - cherries, peaches, apples, thornless blackberries, pumpkins and gourds

209 Fruitlyn Drive, Dallastown, PA. Phone: (717) 244-7157. Email:


Just across the line in Maryland:

Shaw Orchards -

3121 Norrisville Road, White Hall, MD 21161.

Susquehanna Orchards - apples

560 Orchard Road, Delta, PA, 17314. Phone: 717-456-5115. Open: weekdays: 9 am to 6 pm Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm. Also have prepicked peaches.


*Susquehanna Life magazine has not independently checked this information, and cannot verify its accuracy.

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