Stowe Farm is an old family working farm and orchard. We take pride in the hard work and effort that we put into producing top quality fresh fruit. Growing apples is not only our family's passion, but a 6th generation way of life. We invite you to visit us for apple picking. Spend an afternoon relaxing in the scenic country while enjoying nature and picking your own fruit.
Apple picking begins in September with many juicy varieties ready for your family to pick. Since there are several kinds in each orchard, trees are color tagged to make picking easier. Need a good baking apple or a tasteful snack, you've come to the right place. We provide bags for you to fill while an educated staff member is more than willing to answer any picking questions. September is a great time for picking Mac's, Empire, Macoun, Cortaland and Honey Crisp. Our October orchard is loaded with a variety of late apples. In addition to Jona Gold, Candy Crisp and Fuji, we grow Ida Red ! Because this orchard is more than walking distance, a complimentary wagon ride is provided.
Occasionally these trees are still bearing fruit the first weekend of November so just because its cold out doesn't mean apple picking is over! Check our main page for late variety openings.
Apple Varieties and Availability
Slightly tart. Crisp, very white flesh. Harvest mid September through mid October.
More sweet than tart. Harvest late September through mid October.
Sweet, crisp yellow flesh. Harvest early September through early October.
Sweet, crisp & juicy. Harvest late September through early October.
Extra crisp and sweet, all-purpose eating apple. Harvest mid September through mid October.
Slightly tart, crisp & juicy. Harvest early September through early October.
More then just Apples!
We have much more to offer then just apples! Be sure to check out our attractions page to see all of the fun events we have.
Work has begun for this fall's apple season!
Winter pruning, spring spraying, summer mowing
Opening weekend Sept 8 & 9th 2018
1 Peck-10lbs. $20.00
3 People are allowed in with this purchase. Additional people are $3 each.
1/2 Bushel-20lbs. $30.00
5 People are allowed in with this purchase. Additional people are $3 each.
We accept cash or credit card.
-Buy appropriate bag from the white tent before entering orchard.
-Pick only from designated trees. Not all varieties are ripe at the same time.
-Fill bag or container flush not heaping, so fruit will not bruise or fall.
-Please eat only fruit you have paid for.
-Place apples into the bag gently, avoid bruising – they will last longer
-Don’t wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
-Keep apples cool to increase shelf life.
-No dogs are allowed in the orchard or the farm area.
-Never leave children unattended.
-Avoid poison ivy.
-Never climb trees, shake or break branches or throw fruit. Simply twist and lift selected fruit. If it is ripe it will pick easily.
-Please stay in designated areas so as not to damage gardens or get hurt.
-Please carry out all trash.
-Don’t waste fruit, please keep what you pick.
-Wash all fruit before you eat it.