Tips & Tricks for Apple Picking

You can slice ’em … you can sauce ’em … you can bake ’em … you can pie ’em — but here’s what you need to know about picking ’em!

  1. Wear a hat or bandana, plus sunscreen and bug spray. Bugs like apples, too, so beware of insect bites and stings.
  2. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Flip-flops are a bad idea!
  3. Dress comfortably and wear clothes that are okay to get a little dirty.
  4. Bring your camera and a bag or backpack. You’ll want to capture all the fun memories!
  5. Be kind to the fruit and fair to the farmer.
  6. Wet wipes are your friend.
  7. If it has rained recently, the ground may still be wet. Tread carefully and watch your step!
  8. U-pick experiences involve a tractor ride, so be prepared for some fun (and a big step up into the wagon).
  9. U-pick typically runs on weekends only. Call ahead or check online to find out what’s available in the orchard — and the market!

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