North Chester Orchard
Allen & Jane LeBrun
Our farm provides the opportunity to pick-your-own apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees in-season. Overlooking the Penobscot River, this is a very beautiful place for a fun family outing.
Our apple, pumpkin and Christmas trees have grown well this season. The apples look especially nice and are plentiful. We are blessed to have a good pond and drip irrigation system so that we could water them in July when it was so dry. Regarding prices, we are very sensitive to the higher prices for about everything and how that makes it hard to make ends meet, so we only raised our 1/2 bushel bag $1.00 to help cover our cost increases. Our prices are $.90/lb and $.80/lb. The statewide average upick apple price for fall 2022 is $1.39/lb.
How Upick Works: We provide you with either a 1/4 or 1/2 bushel orchard bag and you pick into it apples that are currently available for picking. It is ok to mix varieties and sizes. We do not weigh them. Pick the perfect bag of apples. It is fun and easy with our dwarf-size trees.
Sunday to Friday - Noon to 5:00
Saturday - 9:00 - 5:00
Apples 1/4 bushel (about 10 lbs:) - $9.00
Apples 1/2 bushel (about 20 lbs.) - $16.00
Pumpkins - Are picked out for the season.
Apple Available for Picking:
Honeycrisp: These are available in 1/4 bushel bags (10-11 lbs.) at the checkout area for $17.00. This may seem expensive, but they are difficult to grow and our price is way cheaper than grocery store price.
Pumpkins: Picking from the field is finished for the season. Picked pumpkins are available at the checkout area. They are $5.00 each. We also have Howler Green pumpkins available. They are $4.00 each.
* We do not accept credit cards.
* We love dogs, but for safety and sanitary reasons we can't allow them in the orchard unless they are officially designated service dogs.
* Picnic tables are available for your use. They are near the Christmas trees...very beautiful!
* Picked apples from our orchard are available for sale at Ireland Farm, Sweet Rd. Lincoln and Riverside Farmstand in Millinocket.