There’s nothing better than produce from the source. So this fall, enjoy your apples from orchards near you. Visiting apple orchards is an exciting activity that will bring the whole family together. Kids can explore the the vast spread of trees while you enjoy the clean aromas of the countryside. Use this guide to help plan a perfect autumn’s day and maybe a perfect meal too!
Here’s a directory of Dayton apple orchards. Pick one and start a new family tradition this fall!
8201 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414
Monnin’s offers over 20 varieties of apples to pick! Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the various U-pick schedules.
22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148
A&M is one of the closer U-Pick orchards in Cincinnati, especially if you’re on the East Side. This beloved family farm boasts apples all season long, starting with Early Blaze Apples and Gala Apples <—available now!
6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304
It’s no misnomer — this fruit farm is loads of fun! Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm specializes in class field trips and group outings, as its apple and pumpkin orchards offer guests the full farm experience. Find the latest happenings and events on Brumbaugh’s Facebook page.
1640 Stubbs Mills Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036
Located in Lebanon, Irons Fruit Farm takes guests out to the orchard on pulled tractor rides, provides buckets and apple pickers and even encourages taste testing! Depending on when you go, you’ll choose from McIntosh, Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, Jonathan, Melrose and Stayman Winesap varieties. (You’ll also get a rundown on the characteristics and best uses for all these varieties!) Read more on their Facebook page here.
5474 OH-48, Lebanon, OH 45036
This Lebanon farm’s apple arieties include: Wealthy, Rambo, Macintosh, Paula Red and McIntosh. The best part? They’re open 7 days a week! Find more information on Hidden Valley’s Facebook page.
3470 Waynesville Jamestown Rd., Xenia, OH 45385
This Xenia farm boasts over 20 varieties of apples in its U-Pick Orchard. Unlike some cash-only orchards, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted at checkout.
15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH 45381
Tuken’s is Cincinnati’s U-Pick destination for all the fruits of the rainbow: apples, strawberries, cherries, plums, blackberries and peaches. There’s also a free petting zoo and farm market. Check Facebook for U-Pick hours and updates.
We highly recommend you call before you go, as weather and crowds can affect U-Pick conditions and hours. With most of these orchards on social media, be sure to also check those outlets for pictures and updates, too! And, if you need any taste testers for those homemade pies and crumbles, you know where to find us.