Pietree Orchard offers a wide variety of pick-your-own fruits, including apples, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins throughout the season. We also offer pre-picked fruit and vegetables inside at our Farmstand.
Pietree Orchard offers a wide variety of pick-your-own fruits, including apples, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall growing season. You can see all of our tree fruits in The Orchard and all of the fruits and vegetables we’re currently growing in The Field. We also offer pre-picked fruit and vegetables inside at our Farmstand. Pick Your Own has started for the 2016 season.
Before You Visit
Please call ahead of your visit. Our picking hours are subject to fruit quality, availability, and the weather. Some days the weather or fruit conditions are such that we cannot be open for picking and some days we rest the fields so that the fruit can ripen more. We always recommend calling ahead to make sure the picking conditions are perfect for your visit!
We also advise that you dress accordingly. We recommend wearing layers (similar for a day of hiking) along with sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. You should also bring along enough drinking water for everyone in your party. Our fruit trees love the sun, and it’s easy to become dehydrated or sunburned while picking fruit (even in Autumn).
When You Arrive
When you arrive at Pietree Orchards, begin by checking in at the Farmstand. We’ll advise you what’s in season that day, where the best picking spots are, and provide you with the containers you’ll need. We also encourage our guests to take advantage of the hand wash stations scattered around the orchard before harvesting, so that our fruits and vegetables maintain optimal health while growing. Please use the hand wash before picking, after smoking, sneezing or coughing, before and after eating, as well as after each restroom visit.
How to Pick
Once in the orchard, you’ll want to pick firm, bruise-free apples. Don’t select solely based on color, apple varieties grow in a wide range of shades, from pinks, reds, oranges, yellows and greens. Apples on the outer most branches of the tree will ripen first. The easiest way to pick an apple is to roll the apple up towards the branch and give it a gentle twist. Never pull on the fruit or shake the branches. After picking, place the apple gently into your bag.
After you’ve filled your bags, bring your haul back to the Farmstand. Pricing varies each season.
We currently price and pick:
• Strawberries – by the pound and quart
• Blueberries – by the pound and pint
• Apples – by peck and half bushel