If someone asked me, "How do ya like them apples?" I probably would't be able to give just one answer. I LOVE apples. I love them fresh, baked, cooked on the stove, in pies, smoothies, donuts, ciders, breads, cakes- heck, I even am a huge fan of applesauce.
Luckily I'm not alone in my love for apples and our entire family enjoys them as much as I do. We love visiting the local apple orchards each year to buy a quart (or three) of our favorite varieties along with a gallons of apple cider. You can also find some of the orchards listed below selling their fruits at your local Farmers Market. Grab some apples and make a few delicious recipes like these Caramel Apple Donuts. Let the picking begin!
🍎 Brace’s Orchard
444 Brace Road, Dallas, 18612
Open daily 10-5
Family owned and operated since 1828, Brace's Orchard covers over 100 acres and grows apples, plums, pears, and more. Their apple cider is made with at least 10 varieties of apples and is available year-round. Pick up some fresh baked pies, apple cider donuts, or hard cider while you’re there. New this year, pick your own sunflowers for $10 per group. A gorgeous location for photos- take some selfies in the fields then take home either three large sunflowers or ten small blooms. Beginning 9/13, pick your own Gala apples when you visit the orchard on a weekend. There is noo fee to pick your apples, only pay for the bag to put them in when you pick them. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
🍎 Heller Orchard
54 Orchard Street, Wapwallopen, 18660
Open daily 9-5
Find freshly grown apples, pears, cherries, and more at this over 100 year old orchard. Local honey, eggs, and maple syrup are for sale in the outdoor farm stand. They will occasionally have a food truck or a local craft vendor in their parking lot offering their goods. Check their Facebook page for a list of the upcoming vendors. Stop by the orchard September 18-20 to try some apple or peach dumplings made by Bissinger's Catering and Concessions, Inc. Learn more about the orchard and the varieties of apples they grow on their website.
🍎 Maylath's Farm and Orchard
608 Rock Glen Road, Sugarloaf, 18249
Farm stand and orchard open Fridays 10-5, Saturdays 9-5, and Sundays 11-4
Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, hay straw, jams and jellies, Milkhouse Creamery ice cream, and raw honey at the farm stand. They also have home baked goods available every Saturday. Visit their website to learn about the upcoming fall attractions and activities which open for the season on Saturday, September 26. The activities will take place every Saturday and Sunday from 11-6. Meet some farm animals, walk through the corn and hay bale mazes, and pick your own pumpkins from their patch. Reservations must be made in advance for the hayrides. Find more details on their Facebook page.
Bakery and Farm Market/Stand
Dymonds Farm Market, Farm Stand, and Dymonds by Kate Bakery
366 Brace Road, Dallas, 18612
Open daily 9-5
Farm Market and Bakery:
750 Main Road, #1153, Shavertown, 18708
Open daily 9-5
Dymonds by Kate:
Open Fridays through Sundays 10-2
Fresh fruits and vegetables are sold at the store and at the farm stand. Baked goods like apple and peach pies made with fruit from the farm, sticky buns, breads, and potato rolls made by Dymonds by Kate are available for purchase at the store Fridays through Sundays from 10-2. Pre-order by calling the bakery or visiting the Dymonds by Kate website. View the specials and get more details about the bakery on their Facebook page. You can pick your own sunflowers at the farm stand located on Brace Road for $2 per flower. Please check the farm market's Facebook page for updates to hours and more information.
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider
Located in Green Acres Barn
4360 Red Rock Road, Benton, 17814
Open Thursday through Sunday 12-6
This family and dog friendly cidery is located about ten minutes from Rickett’s Glen State Park. They serve their hard cider made with locally grown apples, slushies, Berwick Brewing Company beer and My Sisters Kombucha in the bar. Hang out and listen to some live music on Fridays. Visit their website for the list of the upcoming performers. Visit them on Facebook to learn more.
Fall is the perfect time to take a scenic drive through our beautiful state of Pennsylvania. Check out some of these apple orchard guides from our other Eastern Pennsylvania Macaroni Kid editions and go on an apple picking adventure:
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