Autumn is basically here and that means apple picking season in and around Seattle is just around the corner. Being that Washington produces the most apples for consumption in the nation, picking apples is a must. Luckily for you, there are plenty of spots where you can enjoy picking your own. Here are 10 of the best u-pick apple orchards around Seattle.
This Snohomish Farm has 5 acres of delicious Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples for you to pick while supplies last. Best of all, you can walk among the trees to select your apples just the way you like them. Might as well see just how many pounds you can pick.
When: Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Where: 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish
Cost: $3.00 lb
This family heritage farm has been growing sustainable fruits and vegetables for more than 130 years so you know that they know a thing or two about apples. The ranch has an assortment of apples and they often have an “all you can pick” apple special throughout October. If you want to head out now you can enjoy other fruits and veggies from their farm.
When: Friday & Saturday 2 pm-6 pm
Where: 16397 Highway 12 Clarkston, WA
This farm is unique in that it’s a working farm and that means you have plenty to pick. Right now you can grab William’s Pride, Gravenstein, and Zestar, Pristine, Summersweet. Beyond apples, you can also pick Bartlett Pears, get fresh raw cider (Gravenstein blend) blackberries, Seneca plum, end of blueberries.
When: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Where: 7228 Skipley Rd, Snohomish
Cost: $4.00 lb
If you want to go big, Jones Creek Farm has over 50 varieties of u-pick apples. Yes 50, so you can truly try them all if that’s something you’re into. Be sure to check their harvest calendar here before you go in case you’re looking for a specific variety.
When: Daily 10 am-5 pm
Where: 32260 Burrese Rd, Sedro Woolley
Cost: $1.50 lb
This exquisite orchard is known for a lot more than just u-pick. But if you’re not renting out the beautiful grounds you can pick Bartlett pears, McIntosh, Wealthy and Tydeman Red apples. You’ll also be able to choose from even more apple varieties once October rolls around.
When: Monday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Where: 8518 E Greenbluff Rd, Colbert, WA
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Surprise folks, this Tacoma orchard is actually free! For that reason, you can expect it to get over picked. However, it’s still worth checking out if you’re going to be in the area. Because who doesn’t love free fruit??
When: Daily 7 am-9 pm
Where: 3920 Grandview Dr. W, University Place
And if you’re into all things natural, you might want to make the drive to Yakima for West Valley U-Pick. Because they have u-pick available for apples and a ton of other produce options as well. So if you want to go big, go here.
When: Monday-Saturday 8 am-7 pm, Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Where: 11901 Zier Road, Yakima
Cost: $0.85 lb
This spot won’t be open until October but has a whole host of different apple varieties including Jonagold, Melrose, Mutsu, Gala and Snow Sweet. This spot is a no-nonsense u-pick spot so if you’re looking to pick and nothing else, it’s a great option. Be sure to check their Facebook for updates.
When: Opens October 2021
Where: 5367 Barr Rd Ferndale, WA
Cost: $0.75 lb
If you’re looking for more than just apples Ray French Orchard is a great option. Right now you can pick peaches, nectarines, watermelons and of course, apples. If you plan on heading out soon you can currently pick Gala apples.
When: Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Where: 921 Harvest Lane PR NE Richland, WA
Cost: $1 lb
And finally, we have to cap the list with one of the largest apple orchards in western Washington. And if you’re wondering, you’ll be looking at about 25,000 trees. So you’ll have a whole lot of tasty trees to pick from.
When: Wednesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Where: 6140 Guide Meridian Dr, Lynden
Cost: 5lb basket $13.97 (2.79/lb), 25lb bag $67.97 (2.69/lb)
Clearly, you have plenty of options to choose from. Now as always we recommend checking details with farms before visiting. Many farms on the list are open now but some are also open in October. Not to mention, if you’re looking for a specific variety of apple you definitely want to check-in and see what farms are allowing for u-pick. With that enjoy and tag us in those apple-picking pics!