Autumn is Here!

With the arrival of Fall comes a variety of local produce to choose from and apples are one of our favourites!! Mustu? Red Delicious? Royal Gala?  Apple picking is an annual ritual for many families in Windsor Essex so make sure to check out some of the 7 spectacular Pick Your Own orchards listed below and dig out Granny’s apple pie recipe for some baking! Whether you pick your own or purchase them from the fruit stand, you certainly won’t be disappointed in the bounty from Essex County.

Thiessen Orchards

Location: 400 Talbot Rd. E., Leamington, Ontario – Season begins September 5th
What to Pick: Honey Crisp, Macintosh, Royal Gala, Ambrosia, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Empire, Mustu, and Red Delicious.
More than Apples: Get lost in our corn maze, savour tasty food and treats in the Kountry Kitchen and jump, swing and do all of the kid’s things!  Pick up a Pumpkin too!

Abruzzese Farms 

Location:  Corner of Hwy 3 & Upcott Side Rd, Kingsville, ON

What to Pick: Honey Crisp, Royal Gala, Empire, Mutsu, Red and Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Fuji and Ambrosia apples,

Kennette Orchards


Location: 913 Lakeshore Rd 107 Essex, Ontario – Opens September 1st
What to Pick: Macintosh, Royal Gala, Empire, Mutsu /Crispin, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Red Fuji, Sun Fuji, Jonagold, Jonared, Ida Red.
More than Apples: Other seasonal produce and Natural Unpasteurized Honey are also available.

Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard

Location: 166 Arner Townline Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E6 – Season opens end of August
What to Pick: Gingergold, Gala, Golden Sup, Macintosh, Honeycrip, Golden Delicious
More than Apples: Pick Your Own raspberries and blackberries, homemade sweet apple cider, cider vinegar as well as hot and sweet paprika spice & jams. Bring the family to “get lost” in the Corn Maze.

Nickels Orchards


Location:  1498 County Rd 34, Ruthven, Ontario, N0P 2G0
What to Pick: Honey crisp, MacIntosh and Golden Supreme apples available.
More than Apples: Cherries, Peaches, Apricots, Pears, Plums and Nectarines available at the fruit stand on the farm, where you can purchase these commodities in season as well as sparkling cider, pure honey and frozen sour cherries.