Welcome to Hicks Orchard! New York's Oldest U-Pick Orchard and a Family Tradition since 1905.
Located in Middle Granville, New York, in the Lower Adirondack Region on the New York/Vermont border, Hicks Orchard is a great place to spend a lazy summer day picking cherries, blueberries or raspberries or an entire day during the fall apple harvest enjoying the best that eastern New York has to offer.
Whether you're picking your own fruit on our farm, tempting your taste buds with hot cider donuts, watching apple cider being pressed in our cider mill, visiting the barnyard animals, getting lost in the corn maze or making a scarecrow to take home, Hicks Orchard has something for everyone. Use the navigation keys above to learn more about visiting our farm.
What's in the Farm Store NOW......
The Apple Barn is closed for the season.
We will see you in July when we reopen for tart cherries and blueberries!
Find our Fresh Cider in Local Hannaford Stores!
Our freshly pressed Apple Cider can be found in following Hannaford Bros. Grocery Stores.....
Queensbury (Quaker Road)
Glens Falls (Broad Street)
South Glens Falls (Route 9)
We usually keep these stores stocked as long as we are pressing cider. This year we hope to keep going through the holidays!
Pick Your Own is Over for this Year!
Many thanks to all who came out this apple season in a less than stellar growing year! We appreciate your support and hope you had a good time at the farm!
The picking line up for next growing season.....
Late June.....Tart Cherry Picking (upick and prepicked)
July-August......Blueberry Picking (upick and prepicked)
Sept.....Plums, Pears (prepicked only)
Sept-October......Apples! (upick and prepicked)
State of our Crop 2012
In March we experienced a week of unseasonally hot weather. This heat wave did a good job of pushing all of our trees ahead of schedule and exposing vulnerable leaf and flower tissue. Almost immediately after this early spring, the temps dipped into the lower 20's for many days. These sub freezing temps damaged and destroyed the crop in many parts of our orchard.
So what does this mean to apple pickers this fall? The result is that our crop is very EARLY and very light. In order to manage this best for folks who want to come to the farm and pick, WE WILL ONLY OPEN THE ORCHARD FOR PUBLIC PICKING ON WEEKENDS THROUGH SEPTEMBER.
The Apple Barn Store will be open every day through the fall and will be supplied with picked apples, cider donuts, fresh cider and more.
We will evaluate again in October and if there are still apples hanging on the trees we will try to keep the orchard open as long as we can.
This has been a challenging growing season. We hope that you bear with us through the harvest. We will try to do the best we can with what we have.
Thanks for your support, Dan and Susan at Hicks Orchard
New Orchard Policy....Dogs not permitted in orchard.
According to the G.A.P. Food Safety plan, we can no longer allow dogs into the orchard.
The ONLY exception is a service animal.
Please leave your pets at home. Thanks for your understanding.