These 6 Charming Apple Orchards In New Mexico Are Great For A Fall Day
Apple season is here and the best place to find fresh apples is at your nearest orchard. A few places on this list let you pick your own, while others offer a delectable range of fresh apples and apple cider available in their farm stores. So if you’re in the mood to bake an apple cobbler or apple chile pie, head to one of the 6 best apple orchards in New Mexico. (Before you visit, we recommend following the included links to confirm that your farm of choice hasn’t run out of apples.)
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Have you been to any of these farms? What’s your favorite apple recipe?
New Mexico is home to some splendid apple orchards. In addition to Alary Farms, Manzano Apple Ranch, and the other places featured on this list, Mesilla Valley Orchard is a wonderful place to pick ripe and delicious apples. Over 400 trees sit inside this Las Cruces orchard, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Bring home a whole bushel and bake the apples into a scrumptious pie! Nichols Ranch, located in La Luz, is another lovely orchard in New Mexico. This ranch has 16 acres of majestic apple trees, and some are over 100 years old! You won’t want to miss this.
When is the best time to visit an apple orchard in New Mexico?
New Mexico’s apples are in season between August and September. This is the perfect window of time to experience the sweet and delicious fruit. Embrace the fall season! Many orchards also feature corn mazes and pumpkin patches.
What are the best farms to visit in fall in New Mexico?
New Mexico has more than just apple farms. For a unique day trip, spend the night at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Lavender Farm. Not only does this scenic property have a 25-acre lavender farm, their bed and breakfast is positively delightful. Enjoy a peaceful and serene evening and escape from your worries. Toas Goji Farm is another great place to visit. The gorgeous grounds are full of rippling creeks, apple orchards, and shady trees. If you loved these places, then you should venture to the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Here, you can learn all about this state’s fascinating agriculture heritage. This is an afternoon adventure the whole family will love.
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