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Where To Go Apple Picking Around Buffalo — Locations + Hours

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It’s that time of year again: Time for the leaves to start changing color, the temperature to get cooler, pumpkin-flavored everything to be introduced once again (one of my favorite things! Pumpkin spice latte, please?) and, of course, the all-time favorite pastime in the fall — apple picking.

There are many places in the area that provide us with the option to pick and choose our own delicious apples once fall arrives; when you get to choose your own, you know what to expect. And what’s better than an activity that involves the whole family, friends or both?

If you’re looking to find somewhere to pick some fresh apples, or to just trying to find a new place to try this year, here are some farms, orchards, etc. in the area that offer picking and a variety of other items:

Becker Farms

3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
Phone: 716-772-2211
Hours: Picking times and dates are subject to change due to weather and availability. Call for the most up-to-date picking conditions.

Blackman Homestead Farm

4472 Thrall Rd., Lockport
Phone/Fax: 716-434-7116
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Browns Berry Patch

14264 Roosevelt Highway (Route 18), Waterport
Phone: 585-682-5569
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Falcone Farms

1707 King Rd., Forestville
Phone: 716-965-2503
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hurd Orchards

17260 Ridge Rd., Holley
Phone: 585-638-8838
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Kappus Farms

6285 Jockey Rd., Burt
Phone: 716-778-8396
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

LynOaken Farms

10609 Ridge Rd. (Route 104), Medina
Phone: 585-798-1060
Hours: Will be open from September 1 to October 27, Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Murphy Orchards

2402 McClew Rd. Burt
Phone: 716-778-7926
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Roberts Farm Market

11170 Maple Ridge Rd. (Route 31), Medina
Phone: 585-798-4247
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Smiths Orchard Cider Mill

4960 Mapleton Rd. Pendelton
Phone: 716-625-4316
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stonehill Orchard

2356 Shirley Rd., North Collins
Phone: 716-337-2380
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Watt Farms Country Market

3121 Route 98 (Oak Orchard Road), Albion
Phone: 585-589-8000
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Here are some random apple picking tips to keep in mind on the day of your adventure:

  1. Don’t throw the apples into the basket because they will get bruised and go bad quicker. Instead, place them in gently.
  2. Don’t wash the apples until right before eating, to keep them from spoiling.
  3. Keep apples cool to keep them fresh longer.

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Contributed by Rachel Specht

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