Autumn has finally arrived — in parts of the country, forests are beginning to transform into amber, crimson, and gold hues.
Celebrate the arrival of Fall by picking your own fresh apples at these beautiful farms in the Missouri countryside. Many of the farms on our list also have amazing shops, which sell jams and jellies, fresh produce, candies, cider donuts, hard cider, and all kinds of signature fall treats. Also, discover rare and uncommon apple varieties growing throughout the Ozarks that you may have never tried before.
This well-loved orchard has been in operation for nearly 200 years, and it’s the perfect place for fruit picking, picnicking, and sightseeing in the historic city of Augusta, Missouri. This beautiful orchard offers a variety of apples, pumpkins, and gourds in the fall, as well as fresh flowers to transform your home for the autumn equinox.
Head to Thierbach Orchards in Autumn and you’ll find more than just apples ready to be picked. Here, you can pick pumpkins and peaches in August and September.
Bring your family-the kids will enjoy the bounce houses and slide! For $5, kids can have unlimited access to the play area. Stop in the market for fresh apples, produce, jams, salsas, and more! The market is open every day of the week from 9:00 a.m.- 6 p.m.
You can pick your own apples on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunshine Valley Farm
This Missouri farm has ample views of the countryside and excellent apple picking throughout September.
Sunshine Valley Farm grows more than just apples, they also grow blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches as well as a varied crop of vegetables throughout all four seasons!
View their weekly apple picking schedule and updates here!
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
Nestled in the scenic bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, this gorgeous 86 acre farm has been in operation for over 100 years.
It is the perfect destination to pick apples in Autumn, and is located only an hour away from Kansas City, Missouri.
In Winter, take home a high quality real Christmas tree. Choose from a variety of trees including White Pine and Scotch Pine fields where you can choose and cut your own tree down. Schweizer Orchards also provides hayrides on the weekends. Warm up inside with hot apple cider or hot cocoa while they shake, wrap, drill, and load your tree.
Hermans Farm Orchard
ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI
This farm has an impressive selection of fresh produce including pumpkins, apples, peaches, squash, fresh eggs, and more. Once you’ve filled your basket, check out the hay rides and beautiful perennial grasses and autumn flowers for sale!
Apple picking hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
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