Fall in Western New York is about craft fairs, fall festivals, haunted houses, trick-or-treating – and “u-pick” farms! Many local farms offer “u-pick” opportunities for families, giving kids and adults the fun of picking crops in the garden without all the work of tending the garden itself. Here are some of the area’s pick-your-own-harvest spots – take a road trip this weekend!
Stonehill Orchard, 2356 Shirley Rd. in North Collins, offers u-pick apples; call 716-337-2380 for more information.
Falcone Farms, 1707 King Rd. in Forestville, offers u-pick apples (September 3rd through November 1st) and Concord grapes (September 20th through October 20th); call 716-965-2503 for more information.
Meadows Farm, 10459 Prospect Rd. in Forestville, offers u-pick apples; call 716-965-2674 for more information.
Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd. in Gasport, offers u-pick apples, plus a variety of fruits and vegetables available in store. Visit www.beckerfarms.com or call 716-772-2211 for more information.
Blackman Homestead Farm, 4472 Thrall Rd. in Lockport, offers u-pick apples, winter squash, pumpkins, grapes and pears (in season). Check out www.blackmanhomesteadfarm.com or call 716-434-7116 for more information.
Brown’s Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Hwy. (Route 18) in Waterport, offers u-pick apples and pumpkins, plus quince is available in store. Visit www.brownsberrypatch.com or call 585-682-5569 for more information.
Roanoke Apple Farms, 6370 E. Bethany Leroy Rd. in Stafford, offers u-pick apples plus cider, gift boxes and more; call 585-768-2042 for more information.
Murphy Orchards, 2402 McClew Rd. in Burt, offers u-pick apples, plums and more; visit www.murphyorchards.com or call 716-778-7926 for more information.
A great source for finding pick-your-own areas in Western New York and throughout the United States is www.pickyourown.org; some of the information is not updated, but it will give you addresses, phone numbers, and websites when applicable. Also check out www.nyapplecountry.com.
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