two girls running down the aisle of an apple orchard

Honey crisp! Golden delicious! Granny Smith! 

It’s apple season! 

Whether you’re ready to bake a sugar encrusted apple pie, or just want the crisp bite of an apple fresh off the tree, you’ll find what you’re craving in our St. Louis Mom Apple Picking Guide!

Braetigum Orchards

2795 Turkey Hill Lane Belleville, IL 62221



Apple picking at it’s best! You will find a variety of apples to choose from, as well as other farm fresh produce. Stop by their bakery, known for their Apple Cider Donuts.

*Tip: Be sure to try one of their Apple Cider Slushies while you are there!*

For updates on what is ripe and ready to pick, check their Facebook page before planning your outing!


Monday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm

Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm



Broom Orchard

12803 Broom Road Carlinville, IL 62626



(about an hour outside of STL)

Pick Your Own Apples start mid-August. Kids will also enjoy the playground and corn maze (when in season).

Broom Orchard hosts an annual Apple Festival, this year it is September 23 – 24 from 9 am to 6 pm each day.

2023 Harvest Schedule

Call ahead for the latest update on available apple varieties.

Open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm | Sunday 12 – 5 pm


Centennial Farms

199 Jackson St, Augusta, MO 63332



*Apple crop is small this year due to a spring freeze.*

Pick your own apples starts September 2. 

Stop by the market, where you will find honey, apple butter, and preserves. 

Kids will enjoy a bigger, better playground and hayrides.


Saturday + Sunday  9 am – 5 pm

Admission is $5 for apple pickers ages 3 and up.












You can pick apples at all three St. Louis area Eckert’s locations. Enjoy a tractor and wagon ride that will lead you into the orchard where you will find a wide variety of apples available!

CLICK HERE for crop updates when planning your trip. 

Hours vary based on location.

Mid-summer through early Fall.

Greene Fields Farm

3111 Daum Station Road, Greenfield, IL 62044



While primarily a pumpkin patch, over two acres of apple trees have been planted, ripe for the picking!


Apple picking begins September 9. Check the website for updates!


Open weekends, September 9 – October 22, 2023

Herman's Farm Orchard

3663 N Hwy 94 St, Charles, MO 63301



Kids will enjoy the castle themed playground and tractor-pulled wagon rides along with apple picking that is fun for the whole family!

Apple picking kicks off Saturday, September 1.

Admission is $5 per person, and each family is asked to fill a 5 pound bag for $10.

Open 9 am-4 pm 

Picking conditions vary. By appointment only.

Call before visiting  636-925-9969


*smaller orchard, less crowds, ALL the fun – perfect for younger kids*

Heritage Farms

1821 Winter Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035



A family farm located in Godfrey, IL. Their pick-your-own-apple orchard has a wide variety of apples. Bring your family for the day to enjoy picking, playing, and plenty of yummy treats.


Pick your own apples begins on September 15, 2023

Liberty Apple Orchard

8308 Kuhn Station Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025



“Liberty Apple Orchard is conveniently located near Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Troy and Highland, yet still situated in a rural setting.”

In addition to providing a local U-Pick experience, we offer:

  • Apple cider donuts on many Saturday mornings
  • Apple cider from mid-September through October
  • Apple sauce made from our apples, all natural, no sugar added
  • Apple butter made from our apples
  • Local honey
  • Caramel apples
  • Children’s books in our schoolhouse
  • Mother & child homemade apple-print aprons
  • Apple crisp and apple cake mixes.

Look for us at the Land of Goshen Farmers’ Market in Edwardsville and the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings.”


2023 Apple Picking Season begins August 19

​Monday – closed

Tuesday through Friday – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday – 12:00 – 4:30 pm


Labor Day – 10:00 – 2:00 pm


Mills Apple Farm

11477 Pocahontas Road Marine, Illinois  62061



Excited for an abundant crop this season! Pick Your Own Apples begins around Labor Day and runs through October. Over 15 varieties of apples are available. A wagon ride will lead you to the orchard. 

To discover which apples are ripe for picking, check out their Twitter, Facebook page, or give them a call!

Open 9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Sunday 

Every Weekend in September and October, the tractor and wagons run!

Call 618-887-4732 for ripening schedule 

Thierbach Orchards

18427 State Hwy 47, Marthasville, MO 63357



(about an hour west of STL)

Check the website for updates on Pick Your Own apples availability. You can also find pre-picked and washed apples in the Market. Park near the Market and hop on a free hayride to the apple orchard!

For $5 per child, enjoy inflatable bounce houses and mazes while your family picks some apples! Currently, their Honeysuckle Vine maze, Rope maze, and Tile maze are complete and ready to explore!

Tip: Be sure to try their fresh apple cider while you are there!

Open Saturday & Sunday starting Labor Day from 9 am – 6 pm