Where To Go Apple Picking Around Buffalo
Labor Day in Buffalo, NY, is the end to a lot of things -- summer, warm weather, being able to see ten feet in front of ourselves, but it is also the start of a lot of things, and one of our favorite things about this time of year, is apple picking!!
It's that time of year again: Time for the leaves to start changing color, the temperature to get cooler, pumpkin-flavored everything to be introduced once again (one of my favorite things! Pumpkin spice latte, please?).
There are many places in the area that provide us with the option to pick and choose our own delicious apples once fall arrives; when you get to choose your own, you know what to expect. And what's better than an activity that involves the whole family, friends or both?
If you're looking to find somewhere to pick some fresh apples, or to just trying to find a new place to try this year, here are some farms, orchards, etc. in the area that offer picking and a variety of other items.
Picking times and dates are subject to change due to weather and availability. Call for the most up-to-date picking conditions.
3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
4472 Thrall Rd., Lockport
14264 Roosevelt Highway (Route 18), Waterport
1707 King Rd., Forestville
17260 Ridge Rd., Holley
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
6285 Jockey Rd., Burt
10609 Ridge Rd. (Route 104), Medina
2402 McClew Rd. Burt
11170 Maple Ridge Rd. (Route 31), Medina
4960 Mapleton Rd. Pendelton
2356 Shirley Rd., North Collins
3121 Route 98 (Oak Orchard Road), Albion
Here are some random apple picking tips to keep in mind on the day of your adventure:
- Don't throw the apples into the basket because they will get bruised and go bad quicker. Instead, place them in gently.
- Don't wash the apples until right before eating, to keep them from spoiling.
- Keep apples cool to keep them fresh longer.
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Contributed by Rachel Specht