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America's Best Apple Picking Farms

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Unique small farms, from Massachusetts to Washington, where apple pickers can take part in the fall harvest.

Stribling Orchard, Markham, VA

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Owned and tended by the same family for nearly 200 years, Stribling was one of the first PYO orchards in the Shenandoah Valley. Its striking historical buildings—including a main house that dates to the 1700s—and lush 270-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains have earned it a long and loyal following.

What to Pick: Jonagold, Fuji, Rome, and Stayman Winesap—whose tartness makes it perfect for pies—are just a few of the orchard’s many varieties.

Most Unusual Offering: Several picnic areas, including one hilltop option with spectacular valley views, are scattered around the property. If you forgot your picnic basket, there’s an on-site shop selling honey, jams and jellies, and pies and breads baked on the premises.

Bells & Whistles: A Columbus Day weekend fest with live music and local crafts; an animal menagerie including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs.

America's Best Apple Picking Farms

Stribling Orchard, Markham, VA

Owned and tended by the same family for nearly 200 years, Stribling was one of the first PYO orchards in the Shenandoah Valley. Its striking historical buildings—including a main house that dates to the 1700s—and lush 270-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains have earned it a long and loyal following.

What to Pick: Jonagold, Fuji, Rome, and Stayman Winesap—whose tartness makes it perfect for pies—are just a few of the orchard’s many varieties.

Most Unusual Offering: Several picnic areas, including one hilltop option with spectacular valley views, are scattered around the property. If you forgot your picnic basket, there’s an on-site shop selling honey, jams and jellies, and pies and breads baked on the premises.

Bells & Whistles: A Columbus Day weekend fest with live music and local crafts; an animal menagerie including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, and pigs.

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