September is officially here, which means it’s apple picking season! There are a number of apple orchards in Fargo and beyond to explore with the kiddos, so plan a day to get your harvest!
Located in South Fargo, Orchard Glen Park is one of the apple orchards in Fargo and is open to the public. They have plums ready for picking in September, and Apples ready to pick through October. Check out their Park Map to see the location of each variety of trees for easy-picking. Please see their website for picking guidelines and other information.
Located at 802 3rd Street South in Moorhead, the Urban Orchard Project is located on a private residential property but is open to the public for harvesting. It is only open during daylight hours. Please see their website for details.
The City of West Fargo has 3 community orchards: 2101 5th Ave E, 2800 5th St W, and Francis Street near the Sheyenne River. The orchards contain apples, pears, plums, peaches and cherry trees for residents to use in their own home.
Thanks to a conservation grant via the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund, this educational garden includes native fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and pollinator-friendly perennial plants. As the Edible Forest grows, it will provide a number of opportunities for community members to learn how to nurture and harvest fruit-bearing trees that thrive locally.
Note: You must be a volunteer of this garden to be able to gather produce. Please see their website for details.
Each of our gardens meets at a specific time once per week for 2-3 hours. Volunteers choose a garden to attend and everyone comes at the same time to work together. Once you work 16 hours, you can take home a full share of everything we produce in the garden!
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Not an apple orchard, but a u-pick farm full of organic aronia berries ready for fall picking! September is prime picking for this berry, so come find out the health benefits of this superfruit!
Located in Lake Park, MN 40 minutes from Fargo, this apple farm has six varieties of delicious apples to pick. They are open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please call 219-532-3025 to make a reservation. Credit cards are not accepted so plan ahead.
Located just west of US Highway 10 in Audubon, MN (45 minutes from Fargo), this orchard offers fresh pre-picked apples in a wide variety for purchase. They also have pies, apple crisp, jellies, caramel dips, and other treats available for purchase. Pumpkins. potatoes and onions are also available later in the season. Open on weekends from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Located in west central Minnesota between Detroit Lakes and Frazee (1 hour from Fargo), this family-owned orchard has Minnesota apples, orchard honey, Fall raspberries, pumpkins, and winter squash. All purchases must be made with cash or check.
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Located just over an hour from Fargo in Underwood, MN, this farm has a variety of apples and fall berries available for picking by appointment only. Contact them via Facebook with questions.
Located 1 hour 15 minutes from Fargo in Frazee, MN, this berry and produce farm has also started an apple orchard that will be ready for picking this year. Check their Facebook page for updates.
This family-owned farm near Alexandria, MN (1 hour 40 minutes from Fargo) features an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a bake shop. Check their website for hours.
This orchard near Alexandria, MN (1 hour 40 minutes from Fargo) features many varieties of apples (u-pick if you want!) and garden vegetables. Please see website for details.
Located just under 2 hours away from Fargo in Bagley, MN, this farm has a variety of seaberries, wild chokecherries, and a few elderberries. Please call (218) 331-8070 to make sure of availability. Open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday-Friday and evenings by appt.