Nothing screams “fall” like the beginning of Apple picking season! Here are some of our favorite local spots where you can find the best, fresh apples, breathe some fresh air, and enjoy the fall weather.
This family-run orchard’s name is very appropriate as they offer many, many apple varieties. You can pick your own Paula Red, Gravenstein, Ginger Gold, Gala, McIntosh and more on this orchard just off the town center. Just call ahead for hours.
They press their cider on site and sell apple butter, gourmet chocolate apples, and many other delectable treats. They also have a farm winery.
North Scituate, RI
Pick your own apple hours are 9 to 4:15 on weekends and 9 to 5:15 on weekdays. They offer Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Liberty, Fuji, Cortland, and Macoun apples on over 2 acres. They also grow blueberries, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, and vegetables. Check out their homemade salsa, jams, jellies, honey, and local cheese too.
Those craving fresh apples can pick their own 7 days a week between 10 and 6. This farm is also one of the oldest and largest vegetable farms in Rhode Island and offers fresh produce, hardy plants, and great local products.
Founded in 1890, this family run pick-your-own apple orchard welcomes pickers seven days a week. They also operate a farm stand with a wide variety of fresh produce straight from the farm.
Hill Orchards welcomes pickers on the weekends. They offer heirloom apples and many new apple varieties as well as pumpkins, peaches, and cider. You’ll find McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Macoun, Empire, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, and Romes as well as Baldwins and Gilliflower apples here.
Jaswell’s Farm is the oldest operational apple orchard in Smithfield run by the Jaswell Family. They’re open 8 to 5 for pick-your-own apples, but they do recommend you call ahead since picking is both weather and supply dependent. They also offer other seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits pies, apple cider donuts, preserves, and gourmet muffins.
North Scituate, RI
Knight Farm offers pick-your-own apples 7 days a week between 9 and 5, weather permitting. There’s also a good restaurant on site if you work up an appetite. They’ve grown apples here for over two hundred years, so you can expect the best. Try their cider donuts and their farm stand. They also grow many fresh herbs and don’t miss the popcorn!
Pippin Orchard offers at least 12 varieties of apples. Visitors can pick their own from 9 to 5 daily. They also sell apple donuts, apple pies, honey, ciders, syrups, and fresh eggs.
Steere Orchard offers pick-your-own apples every day from 9 to 5. Bring along the family and enjoy a free hayride on the weekend, too. You’ll find one dozen apple varieties here, including Macoun, Cortland, Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and RI Greening. They also sell pumpkins, gourds, and squash, and apple butter and cider.
These are just some of our favorite Rhode Island apple orchards – did we miss any of your favorites? Tell us about it in the comments, below.