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The 9 Best Places to Pick Apples in Washington State, Mapped

  |  Neighborhood Insight, Southwest Washington

Washington state is certainly known for its impressive apple production. After all, with a total of 165,000 acres of apple trees, the state produces about 58 percent of all apples grown in the country!

Especially east of the Cascades in the central areas of the state, you’ll find an endless number of apple orchards growing Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Pink Lady and more varieties.

While we can grab a handful of apples at the grocery store all year long, there’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy, sweet, locally grown apple during peak harvest season.

Pick your own Washington apples this fall straight from the source! But where to go? These apple orchards in Washington offer you-pick throughout the season, plus other attractions and farm activities to entertain the whole family.

Hand pick the orchard nearest you using our interactive map, pinpointing locations all the way from Northwest Washington to the southeastern corner of the state. But who knows? Maybe you can make a road trip out of your apple picking adventure!

COVID NOTE: At this time, face coverings are required in Washington state in all public spaces. Please wear a face mask while visiting these apple orchards, practice social distancing, and check each website before your visit to get more information about their COVID-19 policies.

Bellewood Farms

Lynden, Washington

 

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With a total of 25,000 apple trees, Bellewood Farms in Lynden contains one of the largest apple orchards in western Washington. Get transported to the orchard with a ride on the Apple Bin Express, which makes a stop at trees ready for picking. Bellewood grows more than 20 different apple varieties, including Sansa, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Golden Supreme and more. This year, apple picking harvest season began Labor Day weekend and is available every Wednesday–Sunday in September and October from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Check their Instagram and Facebook pages for the latest information.

 

The Farm at Swan’s Trail

Snohomish, Washington

With an enormous 55-acre pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a petting farm, wagon rides and more, The Farm at Swan’s Trail is packed with fall-themed fun! Not to mention, they have a full acre of delicious Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples ready for picking. Walk through their massive pick-your-own orchard to select your apples of choice — and you can even sample a few along the way! Check their Facebook page for you-pick availability and other updates throughout the season.

 

Johnson Orchards

Yakima, Washington

Johnson Orchards is a family-owned and -operated orchard in Yakima that has been in business since 1904. They grow several varieties of cherries, peaches, apricots, pears, nectarines, pears, plums and of course — apples. Starting in August, you can pick your own apples at Johnson Orchards and Honeycrisp apples should be ready by September. Check their website or call before you go for updated hours and information as the season progresses.

 

Jones Creek Farms

Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Situated in the Skagit Valley north of Seattle, Jones Creek Farms is a small family-owned farm specializing in you-pick fruit. From mid-August to October each year, pick your own apples, choosing from over 100 different varieties throughout the season, including Akane, Belmac, Bramley’s Seedling, Dayton, Kerri Pippin, Liberty, Pristine, William’s Pride, Moulton’s Pride Crab, Arlie Red, Gold Rush and more. Apples are $1.50 per pound — or $1.25 per pound over 20 pounds and $1 per pound over 100 pounds! Check their harvest schedule for available varieties and other seasonal updates.

COVID NOTE: A face mask is required while visiting Jones Creek Farms. Click here for more COVID-19 information.

 

Puddle Ducks Herb Farm

Pasco, Washington

Puddle Ducks Herb Farm Pasco, WA

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Nestled in the Columbia River Valley in Southeastern Washington, Puddle Ducks Herb Farm is more than just an herb farm. It is a you-pick farm and cottage shop sharing the land with ducks, geese, chickens, guineas and other bird species. They offer an orchard of fruits (including apples!), berries, nuts, vegetables and herbs available for those who would like to harvest their own bounty. They charge $1.50 per pound.

COVID NOTE: Due to COVID-19, guests are required to bring their own container for picking. Puddle Ducks is open on Saturdays during the growing season but appointments may be made on weekdays.

 

Skipley Farm

Snohomish, Washington

Skipley Farm is a 7.5-acre working farm in Snohomish with you-pick, non-certified organic fruits and vegetables. As of 2019, they have 280 varieties of apples in the orchard, including both rare and common types, like Fuji and Honeycrisp. Skipley Farm charges a grazing/entry fee costing $5 for adults and $3 for children, and field sampling is encouraged! Bring your own container or borrow one of theirs that they washed regularly. All fruits and veggies cost $3 per pound. Skipley Farm is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays through November.

 

Stutzman Ranch

Wenatchee, Washington

Stutzman Ranch Wenatchee, WA

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Stutzman Ranch in Wenatchee is a haven for you-pick fruit during the summer and fall. In the summer, pick your own nectarines, peaches, cherries and grapes, and return in the fall for pears and apples. Varieties include Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious and more. Stutzman Ranch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but check their website and Facebook page for hours and availability as the season goes on! There is a $5 you-pick minimum charge for all pickers over the age of 12.

 

West Valley U-Pick

Yakima, Washington

Located in Yakima, West Valley U-Pick is a family-run you-pick farm offering cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears, pluots, and other fruits and vegetables raised without insect spray. West Valley U-Pick is open from June through November daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They provide buckets and wagons for you-pick, but you must bring your own boxes or bags to transport your harvest!

 

Wilson Banner Ranch

Clarkston, Washington

Wilson Banner Ranch Clarkston, WA

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Wilson Banner Ranch is a landmark family heritage farm in Clarkston that has been sustainably run and diversified for more than 100 years. They use natural growing practices for their varieties of fruits and vegetables, including apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, flowers, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, tomatoes and more. They also have a cider mill and a petting zoo to complete the experience!

COVID NOTE: Wilson Banner Ranch is open by appointment only until further notice and will announce you-pick dates as the season progresses. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

 

Happy Picking

What apple orchard in Washington is your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments — whether or not it’s on this list!

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Melissa Peterson, Director of Agent Services and Technology

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