We open for apple picking on August 25 and will be open until approximately November 5
Apple PickingOpen daily 10am to 5:30pm
We make it easy, so you can have the maximum amount of fun. Here’s how it works:
Bags: Complimentary plastic and reusable cloth bags will be provided upon arrival. All bags are heavy-duty and will hold approximately 8 kg (20 lbs) of your choice of apples.
Entrance Fee: There is no entrance fee to enter the orchard, however, we do ask that a minimum of $5.00 of apples be picked per person. If the minimum per person is not picked the difference will be charged at checkout.
Pick-Your-Own Price: Fill your bag to the top and it’s yours for $29. If you don’t quite make it to full then it’s $1.70/lb.
Ready Pick Apples: Are available from mid-September until closing.
|VARIETY||START DATE||APPROX END DATE||DESCRIPTION|
|Ginger Gold||August 25||Finished||Sweet & mildly tart|
|McIntosh||Sept 7||September 30||Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet|
|Cortland||Sept 21||October 8||Tart with hint of sweet and tangy|
|Gala||Sept 7||September 24||Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet|
|Honey Crisp||Sept 21||October 8||Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavour|
|Empire||Sept 28||October 14||Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh|
|Ambrosia||Sept 28||October 21||Juicy, Honeyed Flavour|
|Golden Delicious||Sept 28||October 21||Crisp, mild, sweet|
|Jonagold||October 3||October 28||Crisp, juicy, sweet|
|Mutsu||October 3||October 28||Sweet-tart, distinct flavor|
|Northern Spy||October 3||October 28||Sweet, mildly tart|
|Red Delicious||October 3||November 5||Sweet, juicy|
|Red Fuji||October 13||November 5||Mild sweet, juicy, firm|
Please note that when varieties become ready, we are typically picking them for about 3 weeks.
Location: Our apple orchard is located just behind the parking area at Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
Wagon Rides: Are available each weekend out to the orchard
Apple Cider: Freshly pressed, our cider is available mid-September until closing early November
Candy Apples: Are available on weekends late-September until the end of October
Buses: If you are planning a bus trip to pick at the orchard, please contact us before you come so that we are ready for you!
School Tours: We offer hands-on, educational tours of the orchard. Please visit the School Tours pages on Downey’s Farm Market