What’s better than a freshly picked, perfectly ripe, locally grown apple? (Maybe a fresh-from-the-oven apple pie?) Picking apples isn’t just one of fall’s greatest pleasures; it’s a rite of passage! Lucky for us, you don’t have to drive far to get the full tree-to-table experience in Cincinnati.
Here’s our Cincinnati Apple Orchard and U-Pick Guide. Pick one and start a new family tradition this fall!
22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148
A&M is one of the closer U-Pick orchards in Cincinnati, especially if you’re on the East Side. This beloved family farm boasts apples all season long, starting with Early Blaze Apples and Gala Apples. And look for pumpkins later in the fall!
6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304
It’s no misnomer — this fruit farm is loads of fun! Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm specializes in class field trips and group outings, as its apple and pumpkin orchards offer guests the full farm experience. This farm is a bit of a trek, but well worth it. Find the latest happenings and events on Brumbaugh’s Facebook page.
1640 Stubbs Mills Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036
Located in Lebanon, Irons Fruit Farm takes guests out to the orchard on pulled tractor rides, provides buckets and apple pickers and even encourages taste testing. Depending on when you go, you’ll choose from McIntosh, Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, Jonathan, Melrose and Stayman Winesap varieties. Read more on their Facebook page here.
8200 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133
This family-owned farm boasts an impressive selection of apples, including several heirloom varieties. Get the scoop on apple availability here.
3470 Waynesville Jamestown Rd., Xenia, OH 45385
This Xenia farm boasts over 20 varieties of apples in its U-Pick Orchard (call before you go for availability!). Unlike some cash-only orchards, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted at checkout.
5832 River Road, Hebron, KY 41048
This Kentucky farm stand sells some of the most picturesque, pre-picked produce in town; however, be sure to check McGlassen’s Facebook page for special U-Pick opportunities throughout the season!
8201 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414
Monnin’s offers over 20 varieties of apples to pick (go green and bring your own containers). Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the various U-pick schedules.
15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH 45381
Tüken’s is Cincinnati’s U-Pick destination for all the fruits of the rainbow: apples, strawberries, cherries, plums, blackberries and peaches. There’s also a free petting zoo and farm market. Check Facebook for U-Pick hours and updates.
We highly recommend you call before you go, as weather and crowds can affect U-Pick conditions and hours. With most of these orchards on social media, be sure to also check those outlets for pictures and updates, too!