We normally open when the Red Delicious / Gala are ready to pick, however there will be a delay until mid or late September when the apples will be available for picking. This is due to very early warm weather that brought out the blossoms and then turned back to freezing conditins in April.
Many trees did not bear fruit, where some may have only two or three apples per tree when they should have 150 - 200 apples per tree. Check our website page under U-pick or our facebook page where we will post what and when picking is available in the orchard. Of course we will have farm fresh apples available in the market for sale.
Normally we have 12 different varieties of apples at Hill Creek Farms you would have fresh to pick from Opening day through the end of November. We take pride in keeping our orchard clean and safe for all to enjoy.
We have exciting and new additions added to our Farm market and bakery this year with fresh farm produce, dairy products, dinners to go, wine, special cheeses....Wow ! and so much more, so come in and check us out!
The farm is open:
Many orchards open their fields to visitors who pick their own fruit. Hill Creek Farms offers both the opportunity to pick your own, as well as lease our three tree varieties for a full year. The farm is open nearly every day to the public.
Sets of three trees (one of each variety, growing side-by-side) are available for $225. Six trees are available for $400. Exclusive picking rights extend through November 2015. Give us a call regarding discounts for schools and businesses.
Leasing is not only an extra pleasure but is a real bargain. All the apples growing at the farm are premium varieties. They commonly sell for $2.49 a pound or more in supermarkets.
Our trees produce from 125 to 175 pounds of fruit. Leasing lets you buy locally and enjoy the outdoors - while saving money. Our harvest season extends over three and one half months, with each variety lasting about three and a half weeks.
Attention: Tree leasing will not be available for leasing during our 2016 season due to bad weather.