Apple picking is a fall favourite for Canadians across the country. The temperature is cooling down, but the apples are ripe. Get the family together this month and take advantage of the fruit growing in your own backyard. Apple pie, anyone?
Roseridge Orchards in Kelowna, BC offers apple picking from July to November each year. They grow and harvest 15 varieties of apples as well as peach picking in Canada.
Appleflats Farm and Orchard Inc. is one of British Columbia’s organic u-pick apple farms located in Lake Country, BC. There is amusement for the kids while the adults enjoy fresh apple cider and hard cider.
Pork Palace Orchard and Winery in Brosseau, AB is one of Alberta’s u-pick apple farms that are certified organic.
Albion Orchards in Caledon East, ON is one of Canada’s family-owned and operated u-pick apple farms. There are over 18 types of apples grown as well as 3 varieties of pears.
Algoma Orchards in Whitby, ON offers apple picking in Canada as well as their Algoma Apple Market’s Bakery. A day of apple picking can be finished off with fresh-baked apple pie and ice cream.
Applewood Farm and Winery in Stouffville, ON provides pick your own apples and strawberries. Their winery is open from April to December, where you can buy delicious fruit wines. A playground, wagon rides, and hiking trails through the forest will surely keep the kids preoccupied.
Ferme Hillspring Farm in Franklin Centre, QC is a family-operated apple orchard with an amazing view. There is a picnic area to sample their many maple and honey products, delicious apple donuts, pies, and preserves.
Elderkin’s Farm Market and U-Pick located in Greenwich, NS offers pick your own apples, pears, and pumpkins. Take the blossom tour, a wagon ride, or relax at the fishpond and reel in a big one.
Foote Family Farm in Woodville Kings County, NS has traditional apple trees as well as dwarf trees for apple picking. There are 19th century farmhouse and outbuildings, farm animals, and a picnic area in a cherry orchard located on the property. You have the option to pick Canadian cherries, plums, pears, and of course apples.
Arlington Orchards in Arlington, PEI has three u-pick apple farms with the other locations in Carleton and Miscouche. Face painting and tractor-pulled hayrides will keep the kids busy and happy as you fill your basket with amazing apples, plums, and even pears.