Nothing beats harvesting your own food; it gives you a connection to what you’re putting into your body. Less abstractly, it’s a relaxing, family-friendly experience and a great way to enjoy the fall. Many people do not realize how early you can actually start apple picking. Plenty of these places are already picking or are soon to be open to the public. Be sure to check the links for picking hours and dates. In no particular order, here are some of the best places to pick apples in Rhode Island!
1. Hill Orchards in Johnston offers not only apple picking, but also peach picking. Find out more at www.hillorchards.com.
2.Elwood Orchard in North Scituate offers apple picking along with local honey, fresh apple cider, and more. Find out more at www.elwoodorchard.com/. They are certified organic!
11. Narrow Lane Orchard is located in North Kingstown, RI at 213 Narrow Lane. You will find, Honeycrisp, Redfree, Liberty, Hudson, Jonagold, Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Crispin, Fuji and Gala apples. Click here for more.
14. Sweet Berry Farm is located at 915 Mitchell’s Lane in Middletown. Summer Golden’s are available now…more to come in late September. There is plenty of berries and other fruits to pick at the farm too. This 100 acre post and beam farmers market is an experience in itself. The chefs are baking tasty treats and the produce is fresh and ready to take home. Learn more here!
15. Indian Rock Farm at 99 Burnt Hill Road in Scituate is another great place for picking delicious apples. They have local honey, jam, pies and of course…APPLES! Click here for more!