12 Best Apple Picking In Rhode Island To Try Today

Picking apples is a fun and wholesome activity that you can do with the whole family.

12 Best Apple Picking In Rhode Island To Try Today

There are plenty of places that you can go in Rhode Island to pick apples. We have put together this list of the best places to help you decide where to visit.

1. Jaswell’s Farm – Smithfield

Jaswell’s Farm is a family run farm that operates a ‘pick your own’ service as well as a farm shop and bakery. The apple picking season tends to start on Labour Day weekend and it can get quite busy!

Make sure you stop off at the bakery to pick up some fresh apple pie or apple cider donuts.

During the winter and spring the farm shop and bakery are still open, but only Thursday to Saturday from 9am until 3pm.

Their pressed cider is available all year round, along with certain produce and items from local small businesses. During the colder months you can also enjoy a cup of hot, mulled cider.

You can also buy gourmet apples, dipped in caramel or chocolate and decorated to perfection.

2. Narrow Lane Orchard – North Kingstown

The land for this orchard was purchased in 2004 to stop it being developed into residential housing.

It has developed into a successful orchard with over 20 different varieties of apples along with other fruits like kiwi berries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines and more.

There is a full picking schedule available online which is updated every year depending on when the fruit is ripe.

The earliest variety of apple is the Redfree which tends to be ready around the middle of August. Apple picking season runs right through to October with the latest variety, the Crispin.

The peaches and nectarines are ready for picking between August and September, and the blackberries and blueberries from late July through to September. Other fruit is available to purchase at the counter, or at various farmers markets.

3. Pippin Orchard – Cranston

Pippin Orchard is well known for being a great place to visit and pick apples. They are famous for their amazing apple donuts and apple pies, freshly made, and the mouth-watering small wafts through the air when you arrive.

You can buy honey, syrups and cider all made at the orchard, as well as other locally made products. There are also eggs on sale from the chickens that are kept at the orchard.

The orchard itself is 17 acres and is exceptionally well maintained. During apple picking season you can visit the orchard on weekends between 10am and 4pm to pick your own from a variety of different trees.

You pay for the apples by the bag, and each bag can hold up to 12 pounds of apples.

4. Dame Farm & Orchards – Johnston

Dame Farm & Orchards is a great place for picking apples, as well as flowers. The farm is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5:30pm and Saturdays from 9am until 5pm.

There is a beautiful flower field as well as an apple orchard. Make sure you follow the rules and do not climb the trees. During your visit to the farm you can also take a wagon ride which is great fun for the children.

Even if you don’t want to pick the flowers, you can walk through the flower fields to take in the beautiful scenery.

5. Steere Orchard – Greenville

Steere Orchard - Greenville

Steere Orchard in Greenville, Rhode Island has been growing apples and peaches since the 1930s. You can pick your own apples from 9 until 4:30pm every day during apple picking season which runs from August through to October.

The farm stand is open every day from 9am until 5pm from August to December, where you can buy picked fruit, pumpkins and other products.

There are also different events throughout the year, like the peach festival which includes free hayrides and various food vendors.

6. Rocky Brook Orchard – Middletown

At Rock Brook Orchard you can pick your own apples, pears and quince. Picking season begins on Labour day weekend and runs through to late November. During this time the orchard is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Group bookings can be booked in advance for weekdays. To make it easier for the customers, the trees are marked with signs to show which variety they are, and there is a color code to show when the fruit is going to be ripe.

7. Old Stone Orchard – Little Compton

The Old Stone Orchard was set up in the 1980s as a high density orchard. This means that the trees are planted very close together for a higher yield of fruit.

The orchard has been open to the public for apple picking since 1992, and now has 13 apple varieties and 5 pumpkin varieties. The picking season starts in September and goes through until the middle of November.

The exact dates vary year on year depending on the weather but picking season finishes with the first frost of Winter.

It’s not just apples and pumpkins at Old Stone Orchard. They also have animals including goats, chickens, ducks and pigs. You will also spot the loyal farm dog wandering around the orchard.

The newest feature of the farm is the field of sunflowers which is stunning to behold, and you can also purchase sunflowers at the stand.

8. Phantom Farms – Cumberland

Phantom Farms is an apple orchard and a cafe with a farm store. The farm store and cafe is open Monday to Sunday from 6am until 4pm.

You can buy products made onsite, like their delicious cider, as well locally made products like honey, sauces and condiments. The cafe serves wonderful fresh food.

Where possible, the menu items are made with produce grown on the farm. Apple picking season begins in September and is open every day from 10am until 4pm depending on the weather.

During the fall you can also get candy apples and caramel apples from the farm shop, made with apples from the orchard. In the summer you can indulge in a frosted cider milkshake!

9. Appleland Orchard – Greenville

Appleland Orchard is a fun place to visit for the whole family. Between August and December the orchard is open 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm and you can pick your own apples, peaches and pears.

In October you can also get pumpkins grown on the farm. In the farm shop you can buy apple wine, apple cider vinegar, gourmet chocolate, candy and caramel apples, pies, and freshly made hot apple cider donuts.

Other locally made products are also available subject to availability, including butter and sugar.

10. Indian Rock Farm – Hope

Indian Rock Farm is a working farm that sells produce at various farmers markets throughout the year. Depending on the crop, they open the orchard for ‘pick your own’ apples from September through to late October or mid November.

They also have events and special occasions where they celebrate on the farm, including a bike day where you can cycle around the orchard.

Make sure you keep an eye on their website and social media pages for the latest information about picking season and where you can get hold of their produce.

11. Salisbury Farm – Johnston

Salisbury Farm is a lovely place to visit in Johnston, especially if you are looking for something to do as a family. You can pick your own fruit and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, apples, peas, tomatoes and pumpkins.

There is a giant corn maze cut out of a 5 acre corn field which is great fun to wander around and hopefully not get lost in! There are animals to see, like cows and donkeys, and sometimes you can even get involved with feeding them.

As well as picking your own produce, you can also buy pre-packed produce and products in the farm shop.

This includes strawberries, raspberries, sweetcorn, cucumbers, lettuce, cauliflower, summer squash, string beans, peppers, onions and more. You can also buy top quality firewood and hay from the farm.

12. Sunset Orchard – North Scituate

Sunset Orchard is one of the oldest orchards in Rhode Island and it has been in operation since 1910. Some of the first apple trees planted on the orchard are still going strong today.

The orchard is 18 acres in size and is nestled off a country road in a quiet location. Every fall the orchard opens for apple picking, as well as peaches.

The exact dates and times vary depending on the season, but you can find all the most up to date information on the website. The peach picking tends to start in August and the apple picking runs from September through to the end of October.

The pick your own fruit is sold by the pound so you pay for as much as you pick. They also operate free wagon rides with priority given to disabled customers so that everyone can enjoy the orchard.

As well as apples and peaches, you can also get delicious apple cider made on the farm. They also make their own pastries, pies, cookies, and candied apples. You can even get penny candy from the farm shop.

The orchard is quite traditional, and is passionate about helping families to connect with each other and make memories that will last a lifetime.


Any of these farms or orchards would make an excellent choice for a day out of apple picking and family fun.

Amelia Haslehurt
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