You Voted: Where to Go Apple Picking

10/08/2022

You Voted: Where to Go Apple Picking

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The weather is getting crisper, the sweatshirts are coming out and all of a sudden you’re craving apples, pumpkin and butternut squash. If you’re looking for a list of places to pick your apples by hand, here’s where you said, locally, had the best!

I asked on Facebook for your favorite places to go apple picking. Add in a few other popular ones and we come up with this year’s list of where to go with the help of Spectrum News and the Times Union.

  • Samascott Orchard – Kinderhook
    • Pick-your-own admission is $5 per person, $2.50 for seniors age 65+, free for kids ages 9 and younger, and free for military with ID. Produce is priced per pound and not included in admission. Check the website for prices by produce, which is $1 per pound of apples. Bring your own container or purchase them at check-in.
  • Windy Hill Orchard – Castleton
    • Call or check website for pricing.
  • Altamont Orchards – Altamont
    • $15 for a peck; $25 for a half-bushel; $22 each for three or more half-bushels.
  • Indian Ladder Farms – Altamont
    • Half bushel $29, $25 each for two or more half bushel bags. Half bushel $32, $30 for two or more half-bushel bags of premium apples (Honeycrisp, Snapdragon, Gala). 
  • Bellinger’s Orchard – Fultonville
    • Peck $15, 1/2 Bushel $30, Bushel $49
  • Hick’s Apple Orchard – Granville
    • WHEN YOU USE YOUR HALF-BUSHEL HICKS ORCHARD TOTE! $22/half-bushel – FOR ALL APPLES EXCEPT HONEYCRISP ($15/peck) $42/half-bushel – FOR HONEYCRISP ($27/Peck)
  • Rogers Apple Orchard – Johnstown
    • Call or check website for pricing.
  • Bowman Orchards – Rexford
    • Entrance fee of $3 online, $5 at the gate. quarter-peck child bag $4.75 (Ages 3-12), $17 peck bag, $33 half-bushel bag or two for $50.
  • Golden Harvest Orchard – Valatie
    • According to their website, they not able to offer PYO apples, due to extensive replanting and orchard renewal (2022).

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