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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Southern Indiana in 2022, by county

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

Clark County

  • Huber's Orchard & Winery - apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, nectarines, other berries, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    19816 Huber Road, Borden, IN 47106. Phone: 800-345-9463. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday thru Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Extended hours seasonally Open all year. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Huber's Orchard & Winery Facebook page. . Fax: 812-923-3013. . Please call for specific harvest dates. Crops are usually available all year. is a Hoosier Homestead Farm with a Farm Market, Winery with Tasting Bar and Cafe, Ice Cream and Cheese Shop, Children's Farm Park. We also feature Huber's Plantation Hall for banquet facilities, company outings, weddings, and receptions. Facebook page
  • Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant - apples, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2421 Scottsville Road, Starlight, IN 47106. Phone: 812-923-5255. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday and Holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. Directions: I-65 to Exit 9 "Starlight Attractions" Follow Signs for 14 miles to Joe Huber Family Restaurant. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
    Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 812-923-5597. Fax: 812-923-0853. . Facebook page. The now has the 7th generation of descendants included in our family farm operation. Our goal has always been to create an atmosphere where everyone young and old can enjoy a day with us here on our farm. Come and experience a "Taste of the country" where everyone is treated like "Family." See You Soon, Joe Huber Family See their seasonal schedule of events. (UPDATED: April 6, 2021 JBS) (UPDATED: August 06, 2011)

Lawrence County

  • Applacres, Inc. - Apples, apple butter, blackberries, cider, fruit baskets and boxes, nectarines, melons, peaches, pears, pumpkins, strawberries, sweet corn, winter squash.
    9104 State Road 37, Bedford, IN 47421. Phone: 812-279-9721. Open: Year Round. Directions: 3 miles south of Bedford on State Road 37. Monday through Saturday 9 am to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 pm to 6 p.m. . Click here for a map and directions. Open

Martin County

  • Lark Ranch - Apples, corn (sweet), pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, pony rides
    3145 Killion Mill Road, Loogootee, IN 47553. Phone: 812-295-9555. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take 231 North from Loogootee about 4 miles. Take the first right past the Moco Gas station, take your first left (about 1 mile), the road will make a right turn - stay on the black top, take your first left past the one room school house. Turn left into the farm at the silver barn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. . Fax: 812-295-3820. Friday 4-10pm Saturday 12-10pm Sunday 12-6pm Last 3 weekends in September until the last weekend in October

Vanderburgh County

  • Engelbrecht's Evansville Countryside Orchard - cherries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, pumpkins, porta-potties are available, school tours
    16800 Old Petersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725. Phone: 812-490-9559. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 1 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Engelbrecht's Evansville Countryside Orchard Facebook page. . . Typical dates are: Strawberries mid-May. Cherries from end of May to early June (usually 2 weeks only), Peaches from mid-June through August, Nectarines from mid-July and August, Apples from July to mid-October, Pumpkins Late September through October. Evansville Countryside Orchard Facebook page. From Evansville, Indiana Using U.S. 691. Take Interstate Hwy 69 North to Exit 18.2. Turn left onto Indiana 57 South and then take the first right onto Petersburg Road3. The orchard is 0.2 miles on the right.Using Highway 571. Take Hwy-57 heading north past the airport and through Daylight. 2. Turn left onto Baseline Rd. (immediately after RR tracks/Kingmen's Event Facility)3. At 4-way stop, turn right onto Petersburg Rd.,4. The orchard is .5 miles on the left.From the north(3 miles south of I-64)1. Take Exit 18 (Hwy 57/Elberfeld)2. AFTER yellow flashing light, take first right onto Petersburg Road3. The orchard is 0.2 miles on the right. (UPDATED: April 24, 2022 JBS) (UPDATED: October 16, 2016)

Warrick County

  • Engelbrecht Orchard - Apples, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cucumbers, cantaloupe, cherries, green beans, nectarines, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, pears, plums, raspberries, summer and winter squash, sweet corn, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon.
    3922 Saint Rd. 261, Newburgh, IN 47630. Phone: 812-853-8778. Open: Daily from 10 am to 3 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . East of Hwy. 164 at the intersection of Hwy. 66 and 261 in Newburgh. You won't get anything fresher than pumpkins and apples that you hand-pick right from Engelbrecht's Orchard & Pumpkin Patch! Pick-your-own apples and other exciting fun on the farm at Engelbrecht's Orchard just north of Evansville, Indiana . With 13 varieties of apples, our apple season picks up in July, with delicious, crunchy apples for eating and cooking available well into October. As with our apples and other fresh fruit, each season is slightly different, so if you are coming to the orchard, please check our U-Pick box for availability. Check our ripening calendar for information on when your favorites will be ready for picking! (UPDATED: January 24, 2022 JBS) (ADDED: October 07, 2017, JBS)

Apple picking tips:

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

Pumpkin recipes

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


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