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Pick your own
Where to go apple- or pumpkin-picking

10/05/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 The fall season is a time for apples and pumpkins, and several Granite State farms offer their land for you to come pick your own. Check out this list of where you can pick your own apples or pumpkins just in time for the harvest season. Do you know of a farm or another place in southern New Hampshire where you can pick your own apples or pumpkins that isn’t on this list? Email food@hippopress.com to let us know!

 
Apple Annie (66 Rowell Road East, Brentwood, 778-3127, appleannienh.org) PYO apples through October. The cost is $1.75 per pound. Picking hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Applecrest Farm Orchards (133 Exeter Road, Hampton Falls, 926-3721, applecrest.com) PYO apples through October. The cost is $20 per peck or $35 per half bushel on weekdays, and $25 per peck or $40 per half bushel on Saturdays and Sundays. Picking hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
 
Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, applehillfarmnh.com) PYO apples through October or as they last. The cost is $8 for a half peck, $12 for one peck, and $24 for a half bushel. Picking hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
 
• Appleview Orchard (1266 Upper City Road, Pittsfield, 435-3553, applevieworchard.com) PYO apples through late November or as they last. The cost is $1.45 per pound. Picking hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through mid-October, until dusk thereafter.
 
Brookdale Fruit Farm (41 Broad St., Hollis, 465-2240, brookdalefruitfarm.com) PYO apples through October. The cost is $30 for a half bushel for all kinds of apples. Picking hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
 
Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples.com) PYO apples through late October or as they last. The cost is $1 per pound for all kinds of apples. Picking hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through late October, and until 5 p.m. thereafter.

• Currier Orchards (9 Peaslee Road, Merrimack, 881-8864, facebook.com/CurrierOrchards) PYO apples through October as they last. The cost is $1.50 per pound. Picking hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
 
Gould Hill Farm (656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, 746-3811, gouldhillfarm.com) PYO apples through mid-October or as they last. The cost is $7 for a half peck, $12 for a peck or $20 for a half bushel. Picking hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
 
Hazelton Orchards (20 Harantis Lake Road, Chester, 493-4804, hazeltonorchards.com) PYO apples and pumpkins through October as they last. The cost for apples are $15 per peck or $25 per half bushel. Small pumpkins are $2.50 and larger pumpkins are $15. Picking hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
 
Lavoie’s Farm (172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, 882-0072, lavoiesfarm.com) PYO apples and pumpkins through October. The cost is 99 cents per pound for apples and 69 cents per pound for pumpkins. Picking hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
 
Lull Farm (65 Broad St., Hollis, 465-7079, livefreeandfarm.com) PYO apples through October. The cost is $15 per peck or $30 for a half bushel. Picking hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
 
Mack’s Apples (230 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 434-7619, macksapples.com) PYO apples and pumpkins through mid-October. The cost for apples is $15 for a peck, $25 for a half bushel and $45 for a bushel; for pumpkins, all sizes are 50 cents per pound. Picking hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
 
• McLeod Bros. Orchards (735 N. River Road, Milford, 673-3544, mcleodorchards.com) PYO apples through late October. The cost is $14 for a peck bag and $24 for a half-bushel bag. Picking hours are Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pumpkins that are already picked are also on display at the farmstand.
 
• McQuesten Farm (330 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, 424-9268, facebook.com/McQuesten.Farm) PYO pumpkins through October. The cost is 44 cents per pound for large pumpkins and $2 each for sugar pumpkins. Picking hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Meadow Ledge Farm (612 Route 129, Loudon, 798-5860, meadowledgefarm.com) PYO apples through October. The cost is $1.45 per pound. Picking hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
 
• Rossview Farm (85 District 5 Road, Concord, 228-4872, rossviewfarm.com) PYO pumpkins through October. The cost is 40 cents per pound for carving pumpkins and 50 cents per pound for edible pumpkins and squash. Picking hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Scooter’s Farm of Woodmont (25 Woodmont Drive, Hollis, 866-441-1854, scootersofwoodmont.com) PYO apples through Oct. 15. The cost is $10 per one-pound bag of apples. Bags available at the farm stand can hold 10 to 12 pounds of apples. Picking hours are dawn to dusk, or generally 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
 
Sunnycrest Farm (59 High Range Road, Londonderry, 432-7753, sunnycrestfarmnh.com) PYO apples through October. Call for cost details. Picking hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 





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