Washington October 14, 2016
These 10 Charming Apple Orchards In Washington Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
We’re in the heart of apple season here in Washington, a beautiful time of year for anyone who loves the delicious fruit our state is known for. And if you’ve ever been apple picking, you know how fun it is and how delicious they are fresh from the tree. If you haven’t, there’s still time to visit one of our local orchards. These 10 are some of the best places to pick your own.
1. Apple Creek Orchard, Ferndale
Apple Creek Orchards is open daily from 10-5 for you to pick your own Jonagold, Melrose, Mutsu, Gala and Snow Sweet apples for $15 per 5-gallon bucket or $0.75/pound.
2. The Farm at Swan's Trail, Snohomish
You can pick Jongagold, Gala and Honeycrisp apples at the Farm at Swan's Trail. October is an especially fun time to visit since they also have wagon rides, duck races, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch.
3. Ray French Orchard, Richland
You can pick all kinds of fruit at Ray French Orchard, and right now the apple picking is in full swing. They had a light crop this year, so plan to head there very soon or put them on your list for next fall.
4. Bill’s Berry Farm, Grandview
Every weekend in October, Bill's opens for their annual Apple Festival. Once you've picked your apples, you can pick out your family's pumpkins for Halloween.
5. Green Bluff High Country Orchard, Colbert
High Country offers u-pick fruit through most of the year, and they're also known for their beautiful gift shop full of country decor and homemade jam. They're open daily from 9-5.
6. Smith’s Hilltop Orchard, Colbert
Get your Honeycrisp, Early Gold and Jonagold fix from Smith's Hilltop Orchard, which you'll find in the Green Bluff area. They might be home of the one pound peach, but their apples certainly aren't puny.
7. BelleWood Acres, Bellingham
BelleWood Acres is a working farm that offers pick-your-own apples in one of the largest apple orchards in western Washington. Harvest runs through the end of October, and you'll have around 20 varieties of apples to choose from.
8. Wilson Banner Ranch, Clarkston
Wilson Banner Ranch uses natural growing practices and has an on-site cider mill (yum!). They often have "all you can pick" apples on special throughout October.
9. Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm, Olympia
Lattin’s is open year-round and holds an Apple Festival the last weekend of September and every weekend in October with games, tractor-drawn wagon rides and visits with farm animals. They pick the apples for you here, and they've got plenty of fresh cider for you to sample.
10. Jones Creek Farms, Sedro Woolley
Jones Creek Farms offers more than 80 varieties of u-pick apples from August to November. Their crops ripened very early this year, however, so you may want to visit as soon as possible.
Nothing says autumn in Washington like apple-picking… except walking through one of our charming