Welcome to our family owned farm, centrally located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region,
The Apple Barrel Orchards has been in existence since the mid 1960's. Purchased in 1994 by Bernie and Roxanne Wager, it has moved from its original location on Wager Hill Rd. and is now located on the Wager's family home farm on Sand Hill Rd. in Penn Yan, NY.
This farm, now home to the Apple Barrel, has been in the Wager family for three generations. In 1940, Bernie's grandparents, Forest and Olive Wager, raised cows and chickens and grew apples, grapes, cherries, black raspberries and peaches on the land.
In 1961, Bernie's parents, Charles and Barbara Wager, purchased the farm and continued to grow grapes, apples, cherries, black raspberries and peaches.
Bernie and Roxanne took over the farm in 1991, with a focus on growing the best apples, grapes and cherries for fresh fruit, juice and wine markets. The Wager's strive to keep up with the ever changing trends of growing new varieties on smaller trees. While visiting the farm, you will notice new orchards have been planted to replace the trees that have been around since the 1940's.
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We have a lighter crop this year due to a freeze. Because of this, some varieties will not be available for u-pick. We will have most varieties already picked and available in our store.
Below are the estimated starting u-pick dates for each variety.
To ensure your favorite variety will be available when you visit us, please call ahead.
U-Pick Sweet Cherries are sold out for the season
McIntosh - In store only
Gala- In store only
Cortland- In store only
Macoun-In store only
Red Delicious-October 5th-?
Golden Delicious-October 5th-?
$.70/lb for U-pick Apples
No u-pick this year
$.30/lb for U-pick Concord Grapes
Due to our GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification, pets and all furry friends are not allowed in our orchards and vineyards. If you do bring your pet, we ask that they remain in your vehicle.
Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to follow best practices and growing standards that allow us to work with local organizations and maintain the integrity of our family business