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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Clackamas County, Oregon in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins 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!

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Clackamas County

  • Albeke Farms - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Marionberries, Boysenberries, Gravenstein, Macintosh, Melrose apples, peaches, pickles, tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, Concord grapes
    16107 S. Wilson Road, Oregon City, OR 97045. Phone: 503-632-3989. Open: June-October; Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm, U-Picks change daily, so please call ahead for availability; Fall Hours Begin in September; Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: 10 minutes from I-205. Take Park Place (exit 10) onto Hwy 213, to Beavercreek Rd.; turn left, go 3 miles to Wilson Road. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Albeke Farms Facebook page. . Facebook page. U-pick/ready picked: . Fresh picked in stand: super sweet corn, sweet cherries, cots, pears, apples, country crafts and more. U-pick/ready picked: . Fresh picked in stand: super sweet corn, sweet cherries, cots, pears, apples, country crafts and more. .
  • Farmer John's Produce & Nursery - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, raspberries, marionberries, peaches, boysenberries, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, other pyo crops
    15000 SW Oldsville Road, McMinnville, OR 97128. Phone: (503) 474-3514. Email: Open: Season: Mid April - October 31st and December. Click here for a map and directions. Farmer John's Produce & Nursery . Spring Hours: Mon./Wed.-Sat. 9 am to 6pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Closed Tuesdays. Summer Hours: Monday to Sat. 9 am to 7pm. Fall Hours: Monday to Sun. 9 am to 6pm. Winter Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 9 am to 6pm, December .24th: 9 am to 2:30pm. Berries, produce, and cut flowers grown by 5th generation farmers! From our family to yours since 1882. Offering U-pick and we-pick.
  • Morning Shade Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, marionberries, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    8345 S. Barnards Road, Canby, OR 97013. Phone: 503-651-2622. Email: Open: Check web page for seasonal hours and crop availability starting mid- or late-June for you-pick and picked blueberries. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Morning Shade Farm Facebook page. . . is located in a peaceful and pictorial setting on the edge of 50 acres of woods back off the main road. We use integrated pest management practices to minimize our use of chemicals. Our U-pick vegetables are all organically grown and we use only organic chemicals or spray derived from natural substances directly on our fruit. Some inorganic fertilizers and limited weed control is used on the ground around our berry bushes and fruit trees.

Apple picking tips:

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

Pumpkin recipes

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