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Our 2015 Pick-Your-Own is NOW CLOSED.
Thank you for "Picking" Mead Orchards in 2015.
We'll open again in the spring/summer of 2016.

There is no entrance fee for Pick-Your-Own. Strawberry, Blueberry, and Cherry pickers will find containers and will pay at the tents in the orchards. For Peaches and Apples, pickers will stop at our farm stand near the barn to pick up containers and get directions, and then drive up into the orchards. You'll pay for your U-Pick items at the farm stand. You may also park and walk -- just keep in mind there are some hills, and fruit can be heavy to carry.

PLEASE PICK ONLY the items we have selected to offer for Pick-Your-Own on each weekend. These are the items that are ripe and available to pick.

Our Farm Stand is open from Late JULY through OCTOBER, on WEEKENDS ONLY, DURING U-PICK HOURS. Here we have more already-picked fruit and vegetables in season: peaches, pears, plums, berries, and many varieties of apples. Plus vegetables, including  tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, summer and winter squashes, and pumpkins. In addition, we usually have our own honey, apple cider, tomato sauce, and homemade jams.

Because our Farm Stand / U-Pick operation is seasonal and rustic, we have no concession stand, and no running water, and our bathroom "facilities" are limited: "porta pottys" (with hand-washing). So please be prepared, and SMILE!  And, if you're thinking of bringing a large group, PLEASE call Beth Mead at 845-756-5641 or 845-756-2526 to see about making arrangements ahead of time. Thanks!

Please review our ORCHARD SAFETY and "ETIQUETTE" information below. Thanks.

until next year
updated November 4, 2015

Note: Harvest dates for all items are our best GUESS ahead of time.
Varieties and pick dates can change on short notice due to factors such as: weather, ripening times, crop size, how soon they're picked, etc. Schedule will be updated as info changes.
Contact: 845-756-5641

Please NOTE--due to changes in food safety requirements,
PETS are NOT allowed on our farm any longer!

>> 2015 <<
U-Pick Dates

Varieties Available to Pick

June 1 to mid-late June

Open: 3 to 7 pm ONLY,
Monday thru Friday,
10 am to 6 pm,
 Saturday & Sunday

The following items Pick WEEKENDS ONLY

U-Pick Dates

WEEKENDS, 10 am - 6 pm
plus Monday holidays: Labor Day and Columbus Day

Dates and varieties subject to change -
call ahead to be sure: 845-756-5641

JUNE 27-28


JULY 4-5


JULY 11-12 Blueberries
JULY 18-19 Blueberries

JULY 25-26

Weekend Farm Stand Opens for season!

AUG 1-2


AUG 8-9 Blueberries
AUG 15-16

Apples: Ginger Gold, Sansa, Zestar

AUG 22-23

Apples: Sansa, Zestar

AUG 29-30
Apples: Blondee, Gala, McIntosh

SEP 5-6-7
(Labor Day weekend)

Blueberries; Plums - final weekend
Blondee, Cortland, Gala, McIntosh

SEP 12-13

Apples: Cortland, Fuji, Gala

SEP 19-20

Apples: Cortland, Crimson Crisp, Fuji, Macoun, Senshu (a few), Shizuka
Blueberries (still have some)

SEP 26-27

Apples: Crimson Crisp, Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Mutsu

OCT 3-4

Apples: Crimson Crisp, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Ruby Frost, Senshu, Suncrisp

OCT 10-11-12
Columbus Day Weekend

Apples: Cameo, Gala, Golden Delicious, Idared, Jonagold, Mutsu, Ruby Frost, Suncrisp, Winecrisp

OCT 17-18

Apples: Cameo, Rome

OCT 24-25

Apples: Cameo, Fuji, GoldRush, Pink Lady, Rome, Stayman-Winesap

OCT 31-NOV 1 Apples: Braeburn, Goldrush, Pink Lady... plus still some Fuji and

ORCHARD ETIQUETTE: As you're in our orchards, please keep in mind that our fruit trees, and plantings are a long term investment for us -- our livelihood! We've nursed our crops through frosts (ouch), wind, rainfall variations, hail (ouch, ouch!), drought and other assorted problems and pests in order to bring you the highest quality food we can. So, while you're enjoying the fruit of our labor, please respect our farm and the trees... the way you'd want us to respect your garden, yard and plantings! Thanks!

Almost all our trees are semi-dwarf or dwarf trees.  PLEASE! NO CLIMBING the trees! Period!Also, we do NOT allow picking tools (except your hands). There's plenty of delicious fruit within easy reach from the ground. Thanks!

And for Safety's Sake--yours and others-- PLEASE:

- ALWAYS Drive  S-L-O-W-L-Y ! There are other pickers and children on foot, and other vehicles on the roads. Plus, our driving "roads" (used mostly by tractors and other farm vehicles) are pretty rough and narrow, with some 2-way traffic sections, "blind" intersections and turns. So please pay attention as you drive.

- Watch your step and wear shoes and clothes suitable for the "un-manicured" outdoors and the weather. As a working farm, we have tractor ruts, holes, rocks and roots, so please take care. Also beware of the occasional patch of poison ivy.

- Keep the kids under control for their safety. PLEASE - No climbing, riding bikes, throwing stuff ... and running can be hazardous! There are other cars and sometimes farm vehicles moving through the orchard, as well as uneven ground with occasional ruts, holes (usually from varmints), roots and rocks. We want everyone to enjoy their picking experience, and be safe at the same time!

- Please leave the pets at home. Due to changes in food safety requirements (2014), we can no longer allow pets on the farm. Thanks.

- Please don't leave litter, and PLEASE--NO SMOKING!!
Thanks! Come visit us soon!

Mead Orchards LLC
Mailing address: 15 Scism Rd, Tivoli NY 12583
Phone: 845-756-5641 -- Fax: 845-756-4008