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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Pick Your Own Apples Season 2011


Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end to summer, and the start of the best season – fall! Yes school is starting up again, but not to fear kiddies, you can go apple picking on the weekends.

Here is the info on some of the orchards here in Capital Region and Hudson Valley
**Note: prices listed are from their websites, they may have not been updated.**

Maskers Orchards (Warwick, NY)
45 Ball Road
Warwick, NY 10990


Opened September 3rd. Open daily 9-5. Free admission, free parking, free bags. $24.95/half bushel bag; $2.95 apple cider jug.

Saratoga Apple (Schuylerville, NY)
1174 Route 29
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Opening date not listed. Open 9-6 year round, 9-7 September – October. $6/person (weekdays), $7/person (weekends) includes half peck of apples. Three people can share a half bushel bag $17 weekday, $20 weekends.

Indian Ladder Farms (Altamont, NY)
342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009


Currently open daily 9-5.

Altamont Orchards (Altamont, NY)
6654 Dunnsville Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009

Opening September 10th. Open daily 9:30-6 weekdays, 10-4 weekends and holidays. $12/half bushel bag, $8/8qt bag. Admission only with the purchase of a bag.

Sbardella Orchards (Hampton, NY)
141 Manchester Road
Hampton, NY

I’m not sure when this was last updated, but on their website it says it won’t be open this season because of frost wiping out their crop. Hours listed 1-5 weekdays, 10-5 weekends.

Goold Orchards (Castleton, NY)
1297 Brookview Station Road
Castleton on Hudson , NY 12033

Opened September 1st. Open daily 9-5. $0.85/pound (apples), $0.65/pound (pumpkins).

Bowman Orchards (Rexford, NY)
141 Sugar Hill Rd.
Rexford, New York 12148

Opened August 31st. Open daily 10-5.

Riverview Orchards (Clifton Park, NY)
660 Riverview Road
Clifton Park, NY


According to staff, PYO will probably begin on Wednesday, September 7th.

Billy Bob’s Orchard (Putnam Station, NY)
720 County Route 2
Putnam Station, NY 12861

No opening date posted, but they’re open 10-6 Wednesday-Sunday.

Hick’s Orchard (Granville, NY)
18 Hicks Road
Granville, NY 12832

Open for apple picking September 3-5 for the holiday weekend 9-5. $17/half bushel bag, 2 bags for $30. PYO season officially starts September 10th.

For a list of other orchards in the area, please check out this link for a listing of orchards by county.

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