PYO Regular Apples 

Apple picking is OPEN for the 2021 season!

Pricing information for 2021 is as follows:

$25 – peck

$40 – 1/2 bushel bag

$45 – 1/2 bushel basket (you keep the basket!)

A $2 entrance fee applies for all over the age of 2. 

Please note, reservations are NOT required for picking! You may come to pick anytime that the orchards are open.

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PYO Heirloom Apples 

The Antique Orchard will open on October 2nd for the 2021 season. 

Pricing information for the Antique Orchard in 2020 is as follows:

$30 – peck

$45 – 1/2 bushel bag

$50 – 1/2 bushel basket (you keep the basket!)

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APPLE PICKING DETAILS:

  • Apple picking open daily. 
  • Smolak Farms has several apple orchards at the Farm
  • Orchards we are picking from may vary from day to day.
  • We are not able to guarantee the availability of any particular variety of apple at any given time.
  • Apple picking is by the container.  You purchase a container prior to picking. Up to four people may share one container.

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When people talk about Smolak Farms, they think of apples! You will not find as many varieties north of Boston as you will here! The crisp, freshness in every bite is what you will find with Smolak Farm’s apples!

Our Antique Apple Orchard includes 20 different varieties of apples arranged in 7 rows with 3 groups of 10 trees in each row. This orchard was planted in 1992 to help preserve some varieties that are no longer grown for commercial harvest. Those varieties include:

  • Chenango Strawberry
  • Sops of Wine
  • Cox’s Orange Pippen
  • Sheepnose
  • Smokehouse
  • Rhode Island Greening
  • Fameuse Snow
  • Golden Russet
  • Winter Banana
  • Spitzenberg
  • Seek No Further
  • Red Stayman
  • Granny Smith
  • Yellow Newton
  • Lady
  • Pink Pearl
  • James Grieve
  • Baldwin
  • Wolf River
  • Northern Spy

There is also a portion of this orchard that we call the Shop Orchard, which runs from the end of the Antique Orchard to the road. This orchard features:

  • Macoun
  • Cortland
  • Mcintosh
  • Red Delicious
  • Gala

Bridle Path Orchard is located behind our large white barn.  It is the first orchard of the season that we open.  The apples in this orchard are:

  • Gravensteins
  • Macintosh
  • Macoun
  • Red Delicious
  • Northern Spy
  • Empire
  • Cortland
  • Paula Red
  • Liberty
  • Mutsu
We have a New Section Orchard that is located beyond the dirt road that runs behind our barn towards our pond. This orchard is a mix of more common varieties as well as some unique antique varieties. The front portion of this orchard (closest to the dirt road) features:
  • Gingergold
  • Honeycrisp
  • Mutsu
  • Cortland
  • Zestar

The back portion of this orchard (farther from the road, closer to the trees) features a selection of antique varieties, including:

  • Summer Rambo
  • Scarlet Surprise
  • Wolf River
  • Arkansas Black
  • Northern Spy
  • Smokehouse
  • Chehalis
  • Hidden Rose
  • Transparent
  • Grimes Golden
  • Black Twig
  • Northern Spy
  • Pound Sweet
  • Wealthy

Hilltop South is the left section of the Standard Orchard.  It runs from Dale Street to before the Secret Orchard and over about 1/2 way toward the Christmas trees.  Hilltop Orchard West is just a newer section closer to the Christmas trees which has smaller, newer trees.  Basically both the Hilltop Orchards are what we call the Standard Orchard and they run along Dale Street.

The Old Standard Orchard is located across the street from our parking lot. It is typically the second orchard from which we pick. This orchard has a couple of different sections:

Hilltop Orchard South is the left section of the Standard Orchard, which runs from Dale St. to just before the Secret Orchard, and about 1/2 way towards the Christmas Tree field. Apples here include:

  • Cortland
  • Mcintosh
  • Red Delicious
  • Granny Smith

Hilltop Orchard West (The Proposal Tree Orchard) is a newer section of the orchard located at the top of the hill of the Old Standard Orchard and running towards the Christmas Trees.  The apples that you will find in this orchard include:

  • Fuji
  • Braeburn
  • Cortland
  • Cameo
  • Jonagold
  • Macoun
  • Honeycrisp
  • Shizuka

Our Secret Orchard is located further down Meetinghouse Road behind our Old Standard Orchard (the two are separated by woods and a dirt road).  This orchard is full of Cortland and Mcintosh apples.

 

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