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Fall 2011 Apple Picking Guide

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With fall in full swing, has put together the perfect guide for apple picking around the Delaware Valley.

With fall in full swing, has put together the perfect guide for apple picking around the Delaware Valley.

The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping and the apple picking season is most definitely upon us! With fall in full swing, has put together the perfect guide for apple picking around the Delaware Valley. Our local orchards and farms are an integral part of the region’s culture and community and we could not think of a better way to celebrate them!

Here’s to lots of fun adventures, great memories and of course…yummy apples!

Sarah Lockard

Berks County

Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market
40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown, PA
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Twitter: @WeaversOrchard
Phone: 610-856-7300
Seasonal Hours (May-October): Monday-Friday 8-7; Saturday 8-5; Closed Sunday
Winter Hours (November-April): Monday-Friday 8-6; Saturday 8-5; Closed Sunday
Details: Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market is a fourth generation family farm nestled in the scenic hills of Berks County, just 15 minutes south of Reading, Pennsylvania. The orchard farm market is open year-round featuring fresh, local and homegrown fruits and vegetables. Choose from a variety of bakery fresh pies, pastries and artisan breads, deli sandwiches and cold cuts, free-range meat from local Pennsylvania farms, hormone-free dairy products and much more. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Berks County just 15 minutes south of Reading, between Morgantown and Green Hills on route 10, Weaver’s Orchard is a destination for family fun in Pennsylvania, offering many activities for the family such as festivals, wholesome entertainment and educational events throughout the year.

Fall Apple Picking

Snipes Farm, Nursery and Golf
890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA
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Phone: 215-295-1138
Hours: Open Daily 9am to 4pm
Details: Sister and brother team, Susan Snipes-Wells and Jonathan Snipes, manage the family farm. They hold a vision that Snipes Farm is a green jewel in congested lower Bucks County. A love of the land and a spirit of peace guide the Snipes family, and the many dedicated Snipes employees, as they work to keep the farm a beautiful and welcoming place for the public. A lot has changed since James and Joan Moon arrived in Bucks County in 1682, but 323 years later Snipes Farm’s 150 acres of recreation, fruit orchards and ancient trees still welcome visitors. Apple picking runs through Oct. 30th based on crop availability.

Solebury Orchards
3325 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA
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Phone: 215-297-8079
Hours: Thurs to Sunday 9am to 6pm
Details: Solebury Orchards, located in the center of scenic Bucks County, grows peaches, apples, blueberries, raspberries and other fruits. The farm is well known for its high quality fruits which are available from summer through winter at the Solebury Orchards Market. Increasingly popular at the orchard is pick your own, where customers can enjoy themselves surrounded by beautiful fields of berries and orchards. During weekends in September and October there are wagon rides through the orchards for apple picking. All pick-your-own fruit is priced by the pound for whatever you pick, with no additional charges. Apple picking is available through Nov. 7th rain or shine.

Chester County

Highland Orchards
11000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, PA
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Phone: 610-269-3494
Hours: Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm, picking registration ends daily at 5pm.
Details: With over 200 acres of growing crops, Highland boasts twenty varieties of apples. And, you can bet there is plenty of activity this time of year on the farm-from hayrides, a kid korral, scarecrow building and more. Check the orchard blog on their website for daily updates on available apples and upcoming events.

Delaware County

Linvilla Orchards, Media

Linvilla Orchards, Media

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA
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Twitter: @ILoveThatPlace
Phone: 610-876-8796
Hours: Farm Market & Pumpkinland: Sunday-Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 9am-9pm
Details: Pick your own apples 9am-6pm every day at Linvilla Orchards. Their Pumpkinland Harvest Festival runs through November 6th. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lure of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples. Group programs are available for school and camp tours, evening hayrides with campfires and birthday parties. Hop on a tractor at Linvilla for a harvest hay ride and enjoy a scenic and fun tour of their fields and orchards.

Lehigh County

County Line Orchard
9200 Kings Highway, Kempton, PA
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Phone: 610-756-6411
Hours: July through October: Fri., Sat. and Sun. 10am to 6pm; November: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Details: Apple picking at County Line runs from September through mid November. Varieties still available for picking include: Melrose, Rome, Ida Red, Suncrisp and Goldrush.

Strawberry Acres
1767 Clearview Road, Coplay, PA
Phone: 610-262-8484
Hours: Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sunday from 11am to 5 pm
Details: Strawberry Acres provides picking containers and rides to the field. No ladders are needed to pick your own fruit. On weekends during the fall, they offer a hayride through the orchard during operating hours. It’s a fifteen minute ride with a beautiful view of Lehigh Gap and the Blue Mountain. They also offer kids crafting events for fun fall crafts to bring home to mom and dad. This takes place at 11am on Saturdays in September and October in the Johnny Appleseed Schoolhouse. A different craft each weekend—so visitors can come for one or all craft days. Recommended for children ages 5 to 10. Reservation not needed, but preferred for supply purchasing. Minimal fee. Pony Rides: Available to all riders, weekends only! Riders are led by experienced handlers.

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