Pick Your Own Apples

Picking Your Own Apples: Picking apples is a fun fall experience. Here’s how you can make the most of your visit to Morris Orchard:

  • Bags Provided: We provide picking bags. Before heading into the orchard purchase your bags at our Pick Your Own tent where you will get instructions on where to pick. We can accept cards, cash, or tap payments at the tent.  
  • Choose the Right Time: Visit during our designated apple-picking dates. Check our website or call ahead for availability. We do not offer apple picking on weekdays. 
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear suitable clothing and shoes for walking in the orchard, which may include uphill and uneven terrain.
  • Use Two Hands: Support the apple with one hand and gently twist and lift with the other, avoiding yanking as it will shake other apples off the tree.
  • Pay for What You Pick: Pick only what you intend to buy. Purchase additional bags if you pick more than your bag will hold; please don’t drop apples on the ground.
  • Picnicking: We ask that you do not picnic in the orchard, you are welcome to bring a blanket and have a picnic near the hay decorations.

Orchard Rules and Safety: To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please observe the following:

  • Supervise Children: Teach them to handle apples with care and keep a watchful eye on them.
  • Stay in Designated Areas: Stick to designated picking areas; not all apple varieties are ripe at the same time.
  • Bags & Coolers: Please do not carry personal bags or coolers into the orchard, for picking you will purchase a bag before entering the orchard. 
  • Arrive by 4:00: Please arrive by 4:00 to make sure you have plenty of time to pick your apples before we close at 5:00
  • Picnicking: We ask that you do not picnic in the orchard, you are welcome to bring a blanket and have a picnic near the hay decorations. 
  • No Climbing or Ladders: Avoid climbing trees to preserve future harvests. We’ll handle hard-to-reach apples.
  • No Throwing Apples: Wasteful and harmful; please handle apples responsibly.
  • No Pets: For everyone’s safety and in accordance with food regulations, leave pets at home.
  • Weather Awareness: Check the forecast, dress appropriately, and be prepared for changing conditions. Note that picking may be closed during bad weather.

Attention: Under Virginia law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.