It's Apple Pickin' Time in da 'Burgh!

Your Favorite Apple Orchards for PYO Apples in Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher September 7, 2021

Pick-your-own farms in Western PA are fun for both kids and adults! Apple picking in Pittsburgh is such a great family afternoon outing on a crisp fall day. We love to frolic through the trees and might snap a selfie or two before we drop the apple in our bag. Use #pghmackid in your apple orchard selfies for a chance to be featured on our social media. After you read 5 Tips for Going Apple Picking with Kids, it'll be time to head out to these local Pittsburgh apple orchards offering PYO apples this fall:

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Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063

Apple picking starts in September. Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's from 10am-3pm. Check picking schedule to see availability and exact times.


Simmons Farm

170 Simmons Road, McMurray, PA 15317

Apple picking starts daily in September from 9am-4pm. Days and times may change based on weather conditions and crop supply.  Due to variations in weather, we suggest that you always check the website or call ahead (724-941-1490) before arriving.

Half Crown Hill Orchard

600 North Branch Rd, McDonald PA, 15057


Open select hours during apple harvest season and offer fresh apples and apple products as well as pick your own apples.

From the Half Crown Hill Orchard Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will be closed for the 2021 season. Our apple crop was severely damaged by freezing temperatures again this spring. The good news is that our honeybees are doing great and we have lots of honey. We hope that you will support us by purchasing our honey at You can choose porch pickup at the orchard or we can ship it to you. Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We're going to miss you this year.

During October, Half Crown Hill Orchard offers free hay wagon rides to a pumpkin patch on the weekends.

Soergel Orchards

2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090

Soergel's Pick-Your-Own apples typically begin at the end of September.

Norman's Orchards

2318 Butler Logan Road, Tarentum 15084

Apple season: Wednesday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday. Pick-your-own during all open hours, as long as there is fruit available for picking. Check Norman's Orchards facebook page for most up-to-date harvest info.

Shenot Farm

3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford 15090

Pick your own apples start in September and varieties depend on readiness and change accordingly. Follow Shenot Farn on Facebook for daily selection. $12/peck.

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