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Apple picking is to the fall what building a snowman is to the winter. Is it really even fall if you don’t experience the delight of plucking a plump, juicy apple off of a tree? These orchards offer the best Winchester, VA apple picking experiences where you, your family, and friends can gather to celebrate the best of the autumn season. Check it out!
West Oaks Farm Market has been family-owned and operated since the early 1700s!! Eleven generations have tended to their farming legacy. To this day, West Oaks is known for its exceptional home-grown produce. They offer pick-your-own apples from September through October so that you can try your hand at harvesting!
If you time your visit right on a weekend or during one of their fall festivals, you can take advantage of their popular fall attractions like hayrides, a corn maze, ax throwing, an apple cannon, and more! You’ll definitely want to check out their Farmer’s Market for various fall produce, homemade jams and jellies, and local gifts. It’s a full fall experience that the entire family will love!
Marker Miller Orchards has over 325 acres of apple orchards planted with varieties like Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Empire, and Yatika Fuji. Pick your delicious fruit for all your baking, snacking, and canning needs. Take a break from picking apples to take in the mountain scenery from the rocking chairs on the front porch.
Enjoy a barbecue lunch (on the weekends), and indulge in some home-baked goodness, including famous apple cider donuts and other tasty treats. If the kids get restless, let them explore Marker Miller Orchards’ large play set with a climbing wall, jungle gym, slides, and more. It’s a great place to indulge in fall festivities while burning off a little energy and making many new memories!
Mackintosh Fruit Farm is known for its variety of pick-your-own produce! You can visit to harvest fresh herbs, greens, tomatoes, flowers, grapes, Asian pears, and, of course, apples! No reservations or tickets are needed, but once they are out of a product, they’re out, so you may want to plan an earlier visit.
Mackintosh has a Market and Café with plenty of delicious foods and treats when it’s time to refuel! Grown-ups will also love the Cider Room, where you can indulge in a glass of craft beer, local wine, or refreshing hard cider. Their produce availability changes weekly, so follow them on social media for updates on hours and what’s ripe for picking!
Rinker Orchards is a third-generation apple orchard that has welcomed guests for pick-your-own apples for over 47 years!! Many families consider their annual visit to Rinker Orchards an autumnal rite of passage and a beloved family tradition. Come prepared with a blanket and a picnic lunch to take full advantage of their beautiful orchards. Your furry friend is also welcome (on a leash), so your apple-picking adventure can be a full-family event.
Be sure to visit one of these fabulous orchards for Winchester, VA apple picking! You’ll love getting into the spirit of the season with crisp, juicy apples, delicious baked goods, and beautiful fall weather.
It’s also a great time of year to refresh your family photos! I’d love to help capture your family in this beautiful season (Don’t forget, holiday cards are coming up soon!)
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