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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Northwest Arkansas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Johnson County

  • Cox Berry Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    1081 Hwy. 818, Clarksville, AR 72830. Phone: 479-754-3707. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Cox Berry Farm Facebook page. . 7:30 am to 6 pm, closed on Sundays, If raining or traveling from a long distance, call ahead. Click here for a map to our farm. Located in beautiful area, off scenic highway 21. Go 3 miles North of Clarksville on Hwy 21. Turn right at Ludwig on Hwy 292. Go 1.3 miles, turn left and go 1 mile. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, October. Strawberries & Raspberries: Late April-May, Blueberries & Blackberries: June, Peaches: June-July, Pumpkins: October Strawberries: Late April - May, Blueberries: June, Blackberries: June, Cucumbers/Squash: June, Peaches: June - July, Apples: September - October, Pumpkin Season: Oct 1 - Oct 31. These dates are approximate and always based on weather conditions. There is no entrance fee to the farm. Mini-pumpkins & gourds also available in October. School groups welcome.We love the apples, and we hope that next year's crop will turn out well! Please join us for Pumpkin Season in October. Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 23, 2019, JBS)

Pope County

  • Drewry Farm & Orchards - apples, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    267 Vaughn Circle, Dover, AR 72837. Phone: (479) 857-0869. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8. Directions: 8 miles North of Russellville. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . . Keto Bakery on site. Homegrown Peaches, Apples, Berries, Produce, fruit trees, greenhouse, Honey & Bees, Hay, Cattle, Poultry, eggs, Education tours, Please Call ahead for availability, (UPDATED: September 23, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 21, 2018)

Washington County

  • McGarrah Farms Rivercrest Orchard, LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blackberries, blueberries, melons, pumpkins, strawberries, watermelons, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, inflatables or bounce houses, train rides (train on a track), group reservations
    2991 S Dead Horse Mountain Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Phone: (479) 208-2692. Email: Open: Start Late April hours:TBA. Directions: From I-49 Fayetteville, AR 72701 1. Head east on M.L.K. Jr Blvd toward S Futrall Dr !Pass by Waffle House (on the right) 2. Continue onto E Huntsville Rd 3. Turn left to stay on E Huntsville Rd 4. Turn right onto S Stone Bridge Rd 5. S Stone Bridge Road turns left and becomes Dead Horse Mtn. Rd 6. Continue 2 miles 7. Arrive on the right at 2991 Dead Horse Mountain Road Fayetteville, AR 72701 You will see our sign by the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers, SNAP Vouchers. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. TBA. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Come see us in September for our Sunflower Festival and in late November for Southern Lights. (ADDED: April 06, 2021)


Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)