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Six Places to Pick Apples Near St. Louis

Check out these apple orchards that offer the chance to pick apples this fall.

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Herman's Farm: Herman's Farm at 3663 North Highway 94 in St. Charles has Honeycrisp and Jon-A-Gold apples available for picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Mills Apple Farm: Mills Apple Farm is about 25 minutes away from St. Louis located at 11477 Pocahontas Road, Marine, Illinois.  Head out on a fall weekend, ride the wagon and pick a bag full of apples. An annual apple festival is Sept. 28 and 29.

Broom Orchard: Located in Carlinville, IL, Broom Orchard offers pick your own Braeburns, Jonagold, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathans and Empire Apples. Their annual apple festival is Sept. 28 and 29.

Thierbach Orchards: Thierbach Orchards, located in Marthasville, MO, has apples available for picking on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. and to 6 p.m. for $1.30 a pound. They also have already-picked apples in the market. Varieties include Prima, Gala, Honeycrisp, Missouri Red, Jonathan, Lura Red, Ellstar, Empire and Ultra Red Delicious, among others.

Centennial Farms and Orchard: This orchard is located in Augusta, MO and is open for picking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. They grow 24 different varieties of apples and have a farm fun land play area for children open on the weekends. 

Eckert's: There are three Eckert's locations in Illinois that offer Pick-Your-Own apples in Grafton, Belleville and Millstadt. Eckert's also offers a store, garden center, custard shop, play area and country restaurant. 

E. Schmidt September 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM
But which one has UV treated cold pasturized cider for making the best hard cider? Anyone know? TIA?

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