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Pick-Your-Own Apple's in da 'Burgh

Your Favorite Apple Orchards for PYO Apples in Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa and Lisa Williams, Macaroni KID Publishers September 17, 2022

Pick-your-own farms in Western PA are fun for both kids and adults! Apple picking in Pittsburgh is such a great family afternoon outing on a crisp fall day. We love to frolic through the trees and might snap a selfie or two before we drop the apple in our bag. Use #pghmackid in your apple orchard selfies for a chance to be featured on our social media. After you read 5 Tips for Going Apple Picking with Kids, it'll be time to head out to these local Pittsburgh apple orchards offering PYO apples this fall:



Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063

Apple picking starts in September. Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's from 10am-3pm. Check picking schedule to see availability and exact times.   triplebfarms.com/picking.html

Soergel Orchards

2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090

Soergel's Pick-Your-Own apples typically begins at the end of September and is only available on the weekends from 11am-5pm through the end of October. soergels.com/harvest-schedule-pick-your-own/


Norman's Orchard

2318 Butler Logan Road, Tarentum 15084

Starting late August, you can pick your own apples and find great tasting Heirloom varieties, fresh apple cider and homemade apple butter at Norman's Orchard, located about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Due to spring freezes, pick-your-own apples will be available only on select Saturdays when enough apples are available. Please refer to Norman's Orchard Facebook page or call the orchard at 724.224.9491 for availability. normansorchard.com


Shenot Farm

3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford 15090

Pick your own apples start in September and varieties depend on readiness and change accordingly. Follow Shenot Farn on Facebook for daily selection. $12/peck. https://www.shenotfarm.com/


Simmons Farm

170 Simmons Road, McMurray, PA 15317

Apple picking starts daily in September from 10am-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 9am-4pm. Days and times may change based on weather conditions and crop supply.  Due to variations in weather, we suggest that you always check the website or call ahead (724-941-1490) before arriving. simmonsfarm.com


Half Crown Hill Orchard

600 North Branch Rd, McDonald PA, 15057

412-913-4981

Open select hours during apple harvest season and offers fresh apples and apple products as well as pick your own apples. Due to frost damage, there is a limited crop of apples this year and Half Crown Hill Orchard will be open only on weekends when they have apples available. Please their website, Facebook, or call at 412-913-4981 before visiting the orchard for the most updated information. www.hchorchard.com

Know of another farm or favorite orchard that didn't make our list? 

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