How We Grow Series – Twisting the Apple

How to properly pick an Apple

Apple Holler is unlike any other orchard. Our efforts in being ecologically-friendly help us grow our one-of-a-kind apples each year. In honor of apple season, we would like to share how we maintain our orchard to make it safe and the best it can be for all customers. We are now introducing a new series called “How We Grow”, which will give you an inside look at our processes. This week we are showing the correct way to pick an apple from our 30,000 trees!

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples on the outside of the tree will ripen first. An apple is ripe enough to pick if it separates easily from the branch. Another way to check to see if an apple is truly ripe is to taste it, which is included in your Apple Holler experience fee!

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Apple Picking & Farm Park Fun

Pick Your Own Apples at Apple Holler

Apple Picking & Farm Park Information

jersey mac appleToday we offer apple picking and lots of fun activities. We are picking Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala and Empire Apples. You may purchase your Farm Park Admission & Picking bags at the Orchard Market.  *Everyone entering the orchard must pay for a picking bag.

After purchasing your Farm Park Admission and a picking bag, you may pick and taste whatever apples we are picking in the Orchard; but make sure that you keep your receipt. Please show your picking bag receipt when you exit from the orchard.

Please make sure that all the apples you pick are put in your picking bag and not in backpacks, bags, strollers, etc. They will be checked.

Orchard Picking & Farm Park Hours:
9am – 5pm Last Picking Bag and Admission will be sold at 4:30pm.

Apple Picking Pricing is as follows:

*Everyone entering the orchard must pay for a picking bag.

# Guests Price per Guest Bag Size
1 $15 each  1/4 Peck (approx 2.5lb)
1 – 3 $20 each 1/2 Peck (approx 5-7lbs)
4-7 $18.75 each 1/2 Peck (approx 5-7lbs)
8-13 $17.50 each 1/2 Peck (approx 5-7lbs)
14-19 $16.25 each 1/2 Peck (approx 5-7lbs)
1/2 Bushel (approx 20-25lbs) $75 (for up to 4 pickers)
Bushel (approx 40-50lbs) $140 (for up to 8 pickers)

Children 2 & under – are FREE  (no picking bag)

Military & Senior (60+) Discounts –  $15.00 a person for a 1/2 peck picking package – Show proper identification.  If you are a Veteran and/or Active Duty Military Personnel simply show proof of military service with your Military ID cards, Veterans Affairs cards or Discharge papers at the time of purchase.

*Everyone entering the orchard must pay for a picking bag.

Apple Picking Package Includes:

  1. Bag for Apple Picking – per person
  2. FREE Tasting of the apples while in the Orchard.
  3. FREE Farm Park Admission
  4. Tractor Drawn Orchard Tour

Farm Park Admission (no picking bag)

WEEKDAYS – $4 per person   WEEKENDS  – $8 per person

PickingApplesFamilyW600Everyday Includes:

  • All Day Access to the Kids Corral Play Area including;
    Corn Maze, Cool Cow Maze, Amish Built Train and Rainbow Play Structure
  • Golden Goat Bridge & Farm Animals to Visit
  • Bee Observation Exhibit & Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Giant Slide
  • Many Photo Opportunities & Lots of Memories

    Click here for a Guide to Apple Picking.

 

What’s even better than Honeycrisp apples? Premier Honeycrisp apples!

Premier Honeycrisp applesHoneycrisp apples are coming early this year!  Newly developed Premier Honeycrisp apples are specifically developed to ripen a full 21 days earlier than the standard Honeycrisp (which is ready Mid-September).  With the same great flavor, you can now enjoy Honeycrisp apples earlier than ever before….. read more

Apple Holler’s Guide to Apple Picking

Apple Holler’s Farm Tours boy in apple orchard

Ever wonder how to pick the perfect apple?  Apple Holler’s Guide to Apple Picking will tell you all that you need to know.  For 30 years Apple Holler has cultivated the juiciest, tastiest apples around.  But there is more to the experience than just buying apples.  Each year we invite you and your family to come spend a day at the farm picking apples and enjoying family friendly activities.

With dwarf trees, it is easy for anyone to pick apples at Apple Holler. With many branches close to the ground even small children can join in on the fun….. read more

Apple Picking

Apple Picking HeaderApple Picking & Farm Park Information
      July 28 – August 31, 2017

jersey mac appleToday we offer apple picking and lots of fun activities. We are picking GingergoldPaula Red, Zestar and Sansa Apples. You may purchase your Farm Park Admission & Picking bags at the Country Store (big red building).

After purchasing your Farm Park Admission and a picking bag, you may pick and taste whatever apples we are picking in the Orchard; but make sure that you keep your receipt. Please show your picking bag receipt when you exit from the orchard.

Please make sure that all the apples you pick are put in your picking bag and not in backpacks, bags, strollers, etc. They will be checked.

Orchard Picking Hours:
 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm  Last Picking Bag will be sold at 3:30pm.
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm Last Picking Bag will be sold at 4:30pm.

Apple Picking Pricing is:

$15 a person (1/4 Peck Bag. – Approximately 3-4 lbs.)

$20 a person (1/2 Peck Bag. – Approximately 5-7 lbs.)

*Everyone entering the orchard must pay for Apple Picking.

Apple Picking Package Includes:

  1. Bag for Apple Picking – per person
  2. FREE Tasting of the apples while in the Orchard.
  3. FREE Farm Park Admission

Farm Park Admission (no picking bag)

Everyday  – $8 a person

PickingApplesFamilyW600EVERY DAY INCLUDES:

  • All Day Access to the Kids Corral Play Area including;
    Cool Cow Maze, Amish Built Train and Rainbow Play Structure
  • Golden Goat Bridge & Farm Animals to Visit
  • Bee Observation Exhibit & Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Pedal Carts & Giant Slide
  • Hand-led Pony Ride for Kids 10am – 4:00pm
  • Orchard Express Train Ride 10am, 11am, 12pm,  1pm,  2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Many Photo Opportunities & Lots of Memories

 

Thank you for visiting our family farm.  Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Day!

Jersey Mac Apples and Viking Apples

Who’s ready for some apple picking?  As we write this blog post it is near 90 and very humid, but that doesn’t mean that apple picking time isn’t right around the corner for us at Apple Holler.  We are picking Jersey Mac Apples and Viking Apples.

With 78 acres, 30,000 dwarf apple trees, and more than 30 varieties to choose from, we are fortunate to get an early start on having folks come out to pick apples.  Each and every apple variety is different from the other and we wanted to take this season to highlight each and every apple that is ready to be harvested.

We thought we would take the opportunity in our weekly blogs to inform you of what apples are either ready or just about ready to be harvested.  Additionally, we will share how best to use that apple, whether it is a good cooking or baking apple, how best to store it, and then give you a recipe that will work great with that apple.  Finally, we will share a healthy tip on why apples are good for you.

So let’s get started with our first apples of the season, the Jersey Mac Apples and Viking Apples…. read more