Ready or not, the fall season is coming in hot and so are the spooky events and pumpkin patches – but there’s one more autumn-obligatory activity that you may not have expected to get into this year! Surprisingly, Alberta is home to a few apple orchards where you can actually go and pull a golden delicious off the tree! Here are just a few by name and how far they are from your city centre – enjoy!

ATTRACTED 2 APPLES

Located 20 minutes from Edmonton, Attracted 2 Apples has over 800 trees with 12 varieties of the hard-cored fruit. Here, no matter which branch you’re tugging on, you can rest assured that your pick will be herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers. The best part? Admission here is free, so you only pay for what you pick ( under 20 lbs – $1.50/lb over 20 lbs – $1.90/lb) so snag wisely!

Where: 54264 RR213 Fort Saskatchewan
Distance From Calgary: 341 km
Distance From Edmonton: 46.6 km

HAPPY ACRES U-PICK

 

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From veggies to berries, Happy Acres really has it all. Sadly – their gardens will be closed for u-pick this year, but they will have pre-plucked deliciousness available for visitors. It’s definitely worth keeping this one in your back pocket for next season, but in the meantime – you can still pop by if only for something to do outdoors! In addition to their non-GMO chemical-free ready-to-take fruits, they also have super cute animals and a little ice cream shop.

Where: #1-52225, Range Rd 273, Spruce Grove, AB
Distance From Calgary: 311 km
Distance From Edmonton: 39.6 km

THE BERRY FARM 

 

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That brings us to the smallest orchard on the list – The Berry Farm! Though it can’t compare in size, their selection of fruit and vegetables rivals that of any dominating u-pick. Here, you’ll have to book a time to stop by, but it’ll be worth it. From sea buckthorn, plums, cherries, Saskatoon, honeyberries, and of course, apples (just to name a few), these folks have really got it all – why not give them a call!

Where: 52002 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, AB
Distance From Calgary: 300 km
Distance From Edmonton: 23.5 km

Well, there you have it, friend. All of the places where you can go apple picking in Alberta this year. Now go on, make a few calls and get your butts out there!