Don’t let the pandemic stop you from partaking in this Rhode Island favorite. You’ll have fewer orchards to choose from as they had a small crop this season and many have already closed. However some are still open until the apples are gone, but with COVID-19 restrictions.
Check their website through the link before you head out, especially if you’re expecting a hayride! You may need to make a reservation, but it will still be a great to spend time with friends and family.
150 Austin Ave.
Steers Orchard is big and still operating 9 to 5 every day. They are also one of the few that has hayrides on the weekend.
They offer Cortland, Red and Golden Delicious, Rhode Island Greening, Empire, and McIntosh apples, plus they have produce for sale in their store. You’ll need a mask if you go indoors and must practice social distancing too.
56 Elmdale Rd.
This orchard offers Cortland, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, McIntosh and Gala apples. You may even be able to pick a few peaches if you’re lucky. They also have pumpkins, gourds, cider, and tomatoes for sale.
You’ll need a mask anywhere on the farm and must sanitize your hands at their station when you enter. They also ask that everyone maintains social distancing while on the property. They’re only allowing one person at a time in the market and at the apple shed window.
They ask that groups stick together in the orchard including children and that they wait if another group is in a row. Each group should enter through one end and exit from the other.
213 Narrow Ln.
Narrow Lane offers McIntosh, Liberty, Cortland and Empire apples, but they’re not open on the weekends. However, you can visit Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. without a reservation.
You will need a mask whenever you are in the presence of another party, even if you’re in the field. They also ask that groups including all children remain together.
1 Snake Hill Road
The Apple Orchard at Knight Farm is open 7 days a week until all their apples are picked. They also offer hayrides, pumpkins, cider donuts, ice cream and more. You will need to practice social distancing and masks are required in confined spaces.
50 Swan Rd.
Jaswell’s Farm requires an online reservation for apple and pumpkin picking, which runs until the end of October. Reservations are for a maximum of 6 people, so if you’re planning on bringing more people you will need multiple reservations. Reservations should include everyone over the age of 3.
You’ll also find yummy apple cider, candy apples and you can order baked goods and other treats for curbside pickup.