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Helpful U-Pick Tips Orchard & Farm Policies

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can we visit the orchard any time?

Please see our hours of operation on the Country Store page.  We are closed on Sundays. No one is allowed on the property when we are closed.

When do apples get ripe?

Please refer to the Harvest Calendar page for the most recent information. As apples varieties are completely harvested, they will not be available for you pick again until the next year. However, we will have most varieties available in the Country Store until we close at the end of the season. Apples available in the store will also be listed on the Harvest Calendar page.

Do you have other fruit besides apples?

Yes, we grow peaches, nectarines and Asian pears. However, these are not always available for u-pick.

Can we bring our pet?

We allow pets if they are on a leash. Pets cannot enter any of our buildings or go on the wagon ride. Please be respectful of other customers and children who may be afraid of dogs.

What do we need to bring for picking?

We provide everything that you will need. However, if you have a children’s wagon that you wish to bring, please do so. We have a limited number of wagons and sometimes there is a wait to get one.

What forms of payment to you accept?

We take cash, debit and credit cards. We do not accept checks. We cannot accept EBT.

Can we eat fruit in the orchard?

We recommend that apples be washed before eating, therefore, its best to purchase your apples first. If you must taste an apple, please do not be wasteful.

Can I just pick any fruit that I see?

No, different varieties get ripe at different times. We will open each variety for you pick as they become ripe. Please do not enter areas that are closed for picking.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes, we have indoor restroom facilities.

Can we bring a picnic lunch? Do you sell food at the orchard?

You are welcome to bring a picnic and use the picnic shelter. We do not sell meals or sandwiches at the orchard. We only sell bakery items.

Is your cider pasteurized? Can we freeze it?

Yes, we do flash pasteurize our cider. It can be frozen for up to a year. We cannot sell cider that has not been pasteurized.

Can we make reservations for the Saturday wagon rides?

No, Saturday wagon rides are on a first come basis. When you arrive at the orchard, ask in the store or u-pick area and we can let you know what times rides are available. Rides begin at 10:30 AM and go out every 45 minutes except for a lunch break for our driver.

Can we book the orchard for a wedding or event?

Currently we do not offer the orchard for weddings.

What is the best time to visit the orchard?

That depends on the variety of apples that you want. Please refer to the Harvest Calendar page for the most current picking.
Generally week day afternoons are less crowded.
The earlier that you arrive on a Saturday, the less crowded it will be.
September is less crowded than October.

Can a family visiting the orchard during a weekday join an educational field trip?

Yes, if we have room on the wagon, then your family may join with a school group. Either call to check on a specific day or ask at the store when you arrive. If you wish to do the full tour or just the wagon ride, we will accommodate you if we have room.

Is there a fee for parking or admission to the orchard?

There is not an admission or parking fee.

What if it rains?

Our educational tours will go on even if it rains, unless it is a very hard rain. We will continue to have u-pick in the rain. You may want to bring rain gear and a change of clothing.
We reserve the right to cancel Educational Tours and Saturday wagon rides if the weather is unsafe; however, we will make every effort to keep a regular schedule.

Can I book a photography session at the orchard?

We allow photography during our regular business hours. No one can be in the orchard when we are closed or during our off season.

Are you organic?

We are not an organic orchard. We use an integrated pest management system that includes pheromones and mating disruption to help control pests.

How is the best way to contact you?

You can call, however, when we are busy with customers, we cannot always answer the phone. Your questions are important to us and we make every effort to answer you as soon as possible. If you leave a message or email, we will respond accordingly. We attempt to answer e-mail and Facebook questions, but we often cannot answer until late in the evening.

Will you save fruit for us?

To be fair to all customers, we do not save fruit.

Do you sell seconds or drops (fruit that is on the ground)?

We do sell seconds as we have them available. We may not have all varieties available in seconds.

We do not sell drops.

Do you ship apples?

We do not ship apples.

What do you do in the off season- just go on vacation?

That would be great, but unfortunately other times at the orchard are almost as busy as the fall. Old trees need to be cut down and the land prepared for new trees. All the trees must be pruned. This starts in late fall and continues until almost spring. Early spring time is also for planting new trees. After the trees bloom, then thinning occurs. This is a labor intensive time and very important to ensure the fruit can grow. Equipment must be repaired. Buildings need to be repaired or expanded. We are always planning and working on ideas to make your visit better or smoother. New technology is important as we try to keep up with new or improving ways to grow fruit and increase production.