The Best Apple Orchards in North Dakota!


Fall in North Dakota means a couple of things: football, the start of school, and harvest time. Although known for its corn, wheat, and sugar beet production, the state also has a variety of pick-your-own apple orchards. In addition to providing you with delicious apples, visiting an orchard is also a fun activity for the family. If you are interested in picking your own apples or picking up from a farm stand, the following orchards are worth a visit! 

1. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck, ND

While Papa’s is known for their glorious selection of pumpkins, a new addition to their location is several apple trees! For freshly-picked apples of several varieties, stop by Papa’s. This is one of the most family-friendly spots in the state. 

2. Cottonwood Farm, Ayr, ND

Cottonwood Farm is an organic apple orchard that produces a variety of apples that are then used to make wonderful apple cider. Although the farm does not have any pick-your-own options, they do sell left over apples in local farmers markets. Cottonwood Farm was included in this list because it offers the most diverse selection of delicious apples. If you can get your hands on them, do yourself a favor and buy, buy, buy.

3. The Fruit Club, Fargo, ND

The Fruit Club is not a pick-your-own type of option, but it is a way to enjoy delicious apples that are free of preservatives. The apples are usually transported from Washington and other areas where apple orchards are prevalent. You can purchase a few apples or enough to last for weeks. Other fruits are available as well and all produce is fresh.

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