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APPLE PICKING – FALL FARM FUN FOR FAMILIES

Apple picking around Oakville, Milton and Burlington offers plenty of options (click here for apple picking closer to the Greater Toronto Area). A trip to a local farm to go apple picking this Fall is a great family activity and you go home with delicious apples to enjoy.  We’ve rounded up 10 top apple recipes for you to try once you’ve gone apple picking and for more Fall family fun, here’s a list of Fall Festivals and Fairs happening around the Halton Region.

Wondering what apples are best for baking?

apple recipesMcIntosh Apples: Perfect for cooking into pies or sauce.

Granny Smith Apples: Holds flavor and shape well.

Red Delicious Apples: Best to eat, not great for baking.

Tydemans Apples: Great for baking and eating

Ginger Gold Apples:  Excellent for baking.

Spartan Apples:  Baking and eating.

Gala Apples:  Best to eat them, not great to bake with.

Empire Apples:  Great for baking and eating (they don’t bruise easily so a perfect selection for taking on the go or packing in lunches).

Honeycrisp Apples: These apples can last up to 12 weeks in the fridge are excelling for baking or cooking and eating.

Northern Spy Apples:  The ideal baking apple.

Mutsu/Crispin Apples: Excellent for eating, sauces, baking and freezing .

Apple Picking Near Oakville, Milton and Burlington

Pick Your Own Apples

Applevale Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Pears, Cider
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pears
Location: 5144 Derry Road, Burlington, ON
Phone: 905-625-9441
Open: Daily August – November, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Andrew’s Scenic Acres
Available Products:  Sweet corn, Frozen yogurt, Gift shop, Honey, Ice Cream, Indian Corn, Jam, Maple Syrup, Pies, Squash, Tarts
Pick Your Own: Apples, Asparagus, Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Elderberries, Flowers, Gooseberries, Gourds, Grapes, Indian Corn, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rhubarb
ActivitiesHaunted Forest, Straw Mountain, Hayrides, Picnic/Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Tours, Winery Tours & Free Wine Tastings
Location: 9365 10th Sideroad, R.R.#5, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-878-5807
Open: Daily May – October, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Cider, Gift Shop
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Wagon Rides, Entertainment Area, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Maze, Tours, Parties
Location: 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-878-2725

DiGirolamo Farm
Pick Your Own:
Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Eggplant, Lettuce, Spinach, Peppers (hot & sweet), Rapini, Romano Beans, Tomatoes
Location: 8890 Eighth Line, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-877-984

Frootogo Orchards
Available Products:
Pies, jams, apple butter, relishes, apples
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Bakery cafe, large children’s play area, corn maze as of Sept 12 ($5 a person)
Location: 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
Phone: (905) 689-1652

Orchalaw Farms
Available Products:
Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, Squash
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Free Wagon Rides, Play Area
Location: 9726 Heritage Road R.R. # 2, Norval, ON L0P 1
Phone: 905 456 1879

Rae’s Farm
Available Products: Fall Decorations, Honey, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Strawberries
Activities: Picnic and play area, Farm Tours, Straw Maze
Location: 6082 8th Line, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-878-7708

Springridge Farm
Available Products
: Bakery, Deli, Gifts, Gourds, Home Décor, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Seasonal Decorations, Specialty Foods, Strawberries
Activities: Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Spooky Barn, Farm Animals, Sandbox, Corn Maze, Singing Chickens, NEW Goat Mountain.
Location: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton, Ontario
Phone: 905-878-4908

Stonehaven Farms
Available Products
: Apples, Bakery, Blueberries, Cider, Fall Decorations, Pies, Gourds, Ontario Gourmet Foods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Ice Cream, Ontario Seasonal Produce, Strawberries, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Strawberries, Pumpkins
Activities:  6-Acre Corn Maze, Play Area, Tours, Wagon Rides
Location: 7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
Phone: 905-878-1870

Uncle Scott’s Farm
Available Products: Fall décor
Pick-Your-Own: Beans, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries
Location: 6583 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON
Phone: 905-319-3298

Wheelbarrow Orchards
Available Products
:
 
Apples, Cider, Fall Décor, Gourds, Jams & Jellies, Mustards, Pies, Pumpkins, SaladS, Squash
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Wagon Rides
Location: 8277 No. 10 Side Road, Halton Hills ON
Phone: 905-878-6216

William’s Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Cider, Pears, Prunes, Plums
Pick-Your-Own: Apples
Location: 10101 Hume Court, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-876-4220
Open: Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Willis Family Fruit Farm
Available Products
: Apples, Pumpkins
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Raspberries
Activities: Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch
Location: 6063 Fifth Line, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-876-2606

Watch our Facebook page for more Fall activities, recipes and helpful information to make the best of this awesome season!  We’d love to hear what your favourite apple picking spot in the area was, so feel free to leave us a comment.  Have a great time at the farm!

 

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