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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Northern Indiana in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Tippecanoe County

  • Annie's Orchard - U-pick Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, apples, peaches, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    9624 W 75 S , West Lafayette, IN 47906. Phone: 765-583-2425. Email: abrummet@msn.com. Open: Call for dates, times, and conditions. Directions: From Lafayette IN. Take South River Road 10 miles to the Ravines Golf Course. Turn left and follow signs. One quarter mile past the Ross Camp. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Annie's Orchard . Crops are usually available: Sweet Cherries June 5-22 Blueberries June 25-July 20th Peaches and apples July 27-Aug 20th.
  • Flint Creek Orchard - Strawberries, raspberries, apples, blackberries, pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn)
    5405 W 500 S, Westpoint, IN 47992. Phone: (765) 572-1135. Email: paulhoward117@hotmail.com. Directions: See their website for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check . . Varies based on fruit/vegetable availability, generally mornings or evenings, check Facebook page or call for hours and produce in season. Not sure about organic, you can contact the farm. Really just pick-your-own operation. I have seen families hang out and have small picnics there. pick your own crops, farm market, . (ADDED: July 05, 2024, Suggested by a visitor)A visitor writes on July 05, 2024: "I love it, very friendly and generous owners, great selection and good quality. Very peaceful setting, near horse farms. I have been picking there for several years now. They have a lot of pumpkins, squashes that they grow but I can't remember if you can pick yourself. ,"
  • Wea Creek Orchard - Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins brought in from the field, weddings and wedding parties, tours of the operation, group tours
    5618 South County Road 200 East, Lafayette, IN 47909. Phone: 765-807-6142. Email: management@weacreekorchard.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard .
    Wea Creek Orchard Facebook page. . Facebook page. (ADDED: September 13, 2013, suggested by a visitor)A visitor writes on September 13, 2013: "They are Supper accommodating and my kids LOVE to go there!! They encourage you to pick fruit right off the trees and eat it!! "

 

Apple

Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)