Apples

 

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Now picking! Late August – Late October Big crop!

We have an OUTSTANDING crop this year!  U-pick is currently available Monday – Saturday and we’re closed on Sundays.

What’s ripe right now?

This week we are picking Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Pippin, and Standard Delicious apples.

This Saturday 10/25/14 we will begin picking Stayman Winesap and Winesap apples.

What is the cost for u-pick apples?

 We have two picking container sizes available:  

  • $10 Small Bag (8.5″H x 5.5″W x 3.12″D – holds approximately 3.5 pounds of apples)
  • $18 Medium Bag (10″H x 8″W x 4.5″D – holds approximately 9 pounds of apples)

In addition to your container purchase, we charge $1 for each person (age 3 and above) who enters the apple orchards.

Apples at Riley's Farm
Oak Glen is famous for it’s apples, and we’re proud to have one of the largest orchards in The Glen. We also support the largest assortment of apples, with almost 100 varieties. We have trees that are over a hundred years old, planted by the original Oak Glen family, and we have trees less than a year old. Every year we  plant new trees to restore old orchards that have been forgotten or damaged.

We specialize in “heirloom” apples, which are apples that have been all but forgotten until recently. Modern grocery store culture has bred the flavor and life out of apples in order to get pretty apples that last on the shelves. While we have some modern varieties, our favorites are the ones we grow for their wonderful flavor and uses. Some of those apples may be a bit ugly or weather marked, but boy do they taste good!