At Utah’s orchards and fruit farms, apple-picking season is in full swing.

Utah’s cold winters and warm summers make the perfect recipe for ripe, crisp apples during autumn. And as local orchard owners and fruit purveyors will tell you, the best apples are hand-picked—by you. From mid-September to early December, these apple aficionados invite visitors to take their pick. 

Zollinger Farm The family farm sells 13 varieties of apples picked or pressed into their famed cider. 1000 River Heights Blvd., Logan, 

Paradise Valley A small sustainable farm nestled in Cache Valley offers 29 types of apple pre-picked or u-picked. Bring in your own apples to have them pressed into custom-made cider. 9971 S. Highway 165, Paradise, 435-760-3641

Riley’s Orchard The family-run farm opens their u-pick orchards to the public in early August through November. 294 N. 800 East, Genola; 850 W. 700 North, American Fork, 

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