Ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Apple picking time is here.
While season usually begins in mid-to-late September, a few farms are already opening up their orchards for u-pick, so it’s a great time to start making these early fall plans (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 | Honeycrisp apples opened up for picking just this past weekend, but you can also grab sweet corn, dill, red potatoes, beets, and more while you’re here.
🍏 Swans Trail Farms | 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish | This farm hasn’t opened up for apple picking yet, but you do want to make plans for its annual apple festival running Saturday, Sept. 16 + Sunday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 23 + Sunday, Sept. 24
🍏 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.