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Fall in Western New York is about more than craft fairs, fall festivals, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating. Many local farms offer “u-pick” opportunities for families, giving kids and adults the fun of picking crops in the garden without all the work of tending the garden itself. Here are just a few of the area’s pick-your-own-harvest spots – take a road trip this weekend!
Stonehill Orchard, 2356 Shirley Rd. in North Collins (14111), offers u-pick and already-picked apples and grapes; open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – call 716-337-2380 for more information.
Falcone Farms, 1707 King Rd. in Forestville (14062), offers u-pick apples (September 3 through November 1) and Concord grapes (September 20 through October 20), as well as some already-picked produce; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – call 716-965-2503 for more information.
Meadows Farm, 10459 Prospect Rd. in Forestville (14062), offers u-pick and already-picked apples; open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – call 716-965-2674 for more information.
Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd. in Gasport (14067), offers a variety of fruits and vegetables available in store, plus a u-pick pumpkin patch; also offers homemade baked goods and fudge plus on-site winery and brewery. Visit www.beckerfarms.com or call 716-772-2211 for more information and hours.
Blackman Homestead Farm, 4472 Thrall Rd. in Lockport (14094), offers u-pick apples, pumpkins, grapes and pears (in season). Check out www.blackmanhomesteadfarm.com or call 716-434-7116 for more information.
Murphy Orchards, 2402 McClew Rd. in Burt (14028), offers u-pick apples, plums and more; visit www.murphyorchards.com or call 716-778-7926 for more information and hours.
Greg’s U-Pick, 9270 Lapp Rd. in Clarence Center (14032), offers u-pick berries (in season) and pumpkins. Call 716-741-4239 or visit gregsupick.com for more information.