Ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Apple picking time is almost here.
The season usually begins in mid-to-late September, so it’s a good time to start watching local farms’ websites to prep for when harvests open up (we want those fresh pies ASAP).
Here are some top places to scout.
🍏 Bellewood Farms | 6140 Guide Meridian Rd., Lynden | If you don’t mind a bit of a drive (~2.5 hours from downtown), this farm has over 25,000 trees to pick from, a distillery, an on-site bakery with pastries, and a full bar.
🍏 Bailey Family Farm | 12691 Springhetti Road, Snohomish | If you can’t wait another week, this farm also has corn, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, green beans, and more available for u-pick.
🍏 Swans Trail Farms | 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish | Pick from four apple varieties on five acres of land.
🍏 Raising Cane Ranch | 5719 Riverview Rd., Snohomish | With a smaller harvest, this farm is asking pickers to make reservations — however, they do also have a variety of heirloom apples, so the extra planning is worth the effort.
🍏 Skipley Farm | 7228 Skipley Rd., Snohomish | In addition to a variety of apple types, this farm also has an edible plant nursery, tours + classes, and retail. Note: pickers should bring their own bags + the farm is pet-friendly after 3 p.m.