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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Southeastern New Hampshire 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!

Rockingham County

  • Apple Acres, LLC - Apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    52 Searles Road, Windham, NH 03087. Phone: 603-893-8596. Email: [email protected]. Open: August 29th and runs till November 11th, Every day, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Route 93 to New Hampshire exit 3 in Windham, bear right off exit proceed to top of hill where Mobil Gas and McDonald's are on right. From that intersection turn left, go 1/4 mile to Searles Road, turn left on Searles rd and proceed up the hill 3/4 mile the farm is on the right. Looks like "Currier and Ives" picture. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Apples Pyo and prepicked. Peaches late August thru September prepicked only, On farm bakery every day Hot Pies a specialty, Hot donuts every morning, farm pressed cider September thru November. Very popular school tours for preschoolers to 1st grade by appointment Apple Acres is a small friendly full time Gluten-Free, Non-GMO farm that is just a little off the beaten path. Our customers are repeat customers. The setting is classic white Victorian farm Buildings in excellent condition and very neatly kept, no animals to cause flies, soil the grounds or otherwise distract from the orchard experience.
  • Hazelton Orchards - ApApples, pumpkins, apple cider mill
    Route 102, Harantis Lake Road, Chester, NH 03036. Phone: . Email: [email protected]. Open: September through October, 7 days a week 9am to 6pm. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Mack's Apples - - Apples & pumpkins
    23230 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Phone: 603-434-7619. Email: [email protected]. Open: around mid-August and our season typically runs through November 1st. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 603-432-3456.(Hotline). Fax: 603-437-6025. . Mack's Apples is the largest "pick your own" destination in NH. This is THE place to "Pick Your Own"! Orchard after orchard of ripe apples, and next to almost every one, a pumpkin patch! It's one FUN Pick Your Own experience. We open There's lots of places to picnic, trails to hike, and in certain orchards, observation decks for you to take in all the glory of harvest in New Hampshire.
  • Sunnycrest Farm Inc. - apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    59 High Range Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Phone: 603-432-9652. Email: [email protected]. Open: Everyday from 9am to 6pm, June through Thanksgiving. Directions: Exit 4 off of I-93, west on Route 102 (4 miles), turn right at Sunncrest sign (1 mile). Follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Sunnycrest Farm Inc. Facebook page. . Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Strawberries: June 15 pm to July 10, 7am to Noon; Blueberries: July 10 to September 15, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7am to Noon; Flowers: August 'til frost; Raspberries: July 10 to August 10th; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7am to Noon; Apples: September-October 15, 9am to 6pm; Pumpkins: October; Cider: Fall; Bakery: Fresh on the weekends; All dates approximate. In our store front, we also carry local Maple Syrup, Honey, Jams and Jellies, and other local products. Our U-pick crops include Apples: Cortland, Macintosh, Red Delicious, and Mutsu, Strawberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries (Summer and Fall), Peaches, Grapes, and incase you missed our eight foot tall Sunflowers your can pick those too!

Strafford County

  • Butternut Farm LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    195 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH 03835. Phone: 603 335-4705. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours because they vary depending on season. Directions: Take exit 13 off the Spaulding turnpike. Head west on rte 202 for 1 mile. At the blinking light turn right onto Estes Road Go for 4 miles through Meaderboro corner and we will be on your right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. . We are a family run and family orientated Pick Your Own Fruit Farm. We pride ourselves on offering a clean farm and the best quality produce available. Typical harvest dates are: Strawberries mid June to early July. Raspberries in July. Sweet Cherries in July. Blueberries from late July through August. Peaches from late July through September. Apples from late August through October. Pumpkins in September and October. (UPDATED: August 10, 2013, by a visitor) A visitor writes on August 10, 2013: "little hard to find as their sign is a mini sign - if you take ( STRAFFORD ROAD - AKA 202a ) down Meaderboro Rd you will pass a lot of farms - Valley farm ( Apples ) Scuton Dairy ( milk ) 4 rod road the house is a sunny Yellow in color on the right - or from Farmington it is on left "
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2011: "I just loved this farm. A great Family run farm. Prefect for families with small children. The strawberries we pick were the biggest sweetest I have ever picked. Look forward to apples and raspberries picking."
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2010: "Farm is beautiful! I've never seen such big, beautiful apples. Great place for the whole family and tons of fresh produce. Many varieties of apples to choose from. Will certainly return."
  • Demeritt Hill Farm - apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    66 Lee Road (route 155), Lee, NH 03861. Phone: (603) 868-2111. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website or call the store to get our current days and hours. Directions: Merge onto I-95 N toward N.H./Maine (Portions toll). Take the US-4/RT-16 exit- Exit 4- on the left toward N.H. Lakes/White Mts./Spaulding Turnpike. Merge onto NH-16 N/Spaulding Turnpike (Portions toll). Merge onto US-4 W via EXIT 6W toward US-202/Dover Point/Concord. Take the RT-155A ramp toward University of New Hampshire/Durham. Turn right onto NH-155A. Turn right onto Lee Road/NH-155. DeMeritt Hill Farm is on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. . . Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November, December. Hosting your next school tour is our specialty! We have hosted hundreds of schools from all over New England with various themes. There is no group that is too large or too small. Each year, over four thousand school children visit our farm and walk away with their own positive memories. Our tour guides all have years of experience teaching children of all ages and abilities. We look forward to booking your next fall school trip.
    Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2009: "My husband and I took our daughter to this farm. She's almost 3 years old. It is FANTASTIC! There's not only the pick-your-own there, but a few animals, and a playground better than most parks in the area. We will take her again-- we enjoyed it, too. "
    Comments from a visitor on January 10, 2009: "I love this farm, established in 1820 by the DeMeritt Family, it is so interesting and it FEELS so NH (I should know as a native..). The shops goods are incredible, the apples delicious and wonderful views for our family when we go apple picking! My husband and I walk their all the time with our dog, we bring all our friends from Germany here, and we just love it."
  • McKenzie's Farm - Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins.
    71 NE Pond Road, Milton, NH 03851. Phone: 603-652-9400. Email: [email protected]. Open: May to September 9-6 daily; October - mid November, all day-everyday . Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . See this page for directions. . Credit cards are accepted. We have tractor rides in the fall. Additionally we have a farm stand with lots of produce and other goodies. Strawberries: Mid-June - Mid-July; Raspberries: Mid-July - Mid-August; Tomatoes: Late August -September and Apples & Pumpkins: "U-PICK" at currently includes Raspberries, Blackberries, Apples, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, flowers, and Blueberries.‚Äč
  • Tuts Blueberries - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms
    64 Bolan Rd, Milton, NH 03851. Phone: (603) 652-8380. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm, from July1 to October1. Directions: Spaulding turnpike exit 17E,east on route 175 1 mile, left on route 125 north 4 miles right on Bolan road one half mile the farm is on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. . Blueberry picking is usually July 15 to September 1;. We use integrated pest management practices. (ADDED: August 05, 2021) (ADDED: July 01, 2015)

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)

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book