When you are going Apple Picking there are quite a few Kansas City Apple Orchards to choose from. We did the research for you and listed the best and most popular ones we found. Now there are sometimes some hidden orchards that we don’t know about so let us know and we will continue to update our orchard list.
So what are you going to do with all these delicious apples? Choose one of the fun recipe ideas we listed below. We also have another list with 31 Apple Desserts & Treats – Apple Recipes to LOVE!
Kansas City Apple Orchards Complete Guide
What do know before going, Apple Picking?
Different apple varieties ripen at different times, so check the orchard’s website or call ahead to find out when your preferred variety will be available for picking.
Wear comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for walking in orchards. It’s a good idea to dress in layers, as temperatures can vary throughout the day. Don’t forget hats, sunscreen, and insect repellent is a must. Also, wear some shoes you can get a little muddy.
Bring a bag or basket to collect the apples. You can check with the orchard you are visiting to see if they have them you can use.
Consider bringing wet wipes or hand sanitizer for cleaning your hands after picking apples.
Teach your kids about apples by explaining how apples grow, the different varieties, and the importance of picking ripe ones. Remember this is a core memory for young ones and you!
Respect the orchard’s guidelines and rules. Some orchards may have restrictions on climbing trees or bringing pets.
Many orchards allow you to taste the apples while picking. Try different varieties to find your favorites. However, be mindful not to waste or damage the fruit.
Take breaks during your apple-picking excursion to enjoy the beauty of the orchard. Appreciate the scenic views, take family photos, and enjoy the fresh air.
Some orchards offer additional activities such as hayrides, corn mazes, or petting zoos. Check if these activities are available and plan accordingly to extend your family’s enjoyment.
Once you’ve finished picking, find creative ways to use the apples you’ve gathered. Make apple pies, applesauce, or apple crisp together as a family. It’s a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and create lasting memories with your family. Enjoy the experience of apple picking and the time spent together in nature.
Kansas City Apple Orchards List
Taylor Family Orchard
Liberty, MO · (816) 262-8613
Taylor Family Orchard is a U-pick fruit orchard with varieties of peaches, apples, blackberries, and raspberries to choose from. Find Gala, Mutsu, Redrome, and Yellow Delicious apples.
Cider Hill Family Orchard
Kansas City, KS · (913) 721-2507
With 6,000 apple trees and over 18 different varieties of apples, there is more to check out than just apples! You can also check out their Kettle Corn, Apple Cider, Donuts, Fresh-Pressed Apple-Cider-Slush, Apple Crisp, Cider Hill Signature Sundae, Apple Cider Freeze, Take and Bake Apple Crisp (feeds 4-6), Apple Pie Nachos, Smoked Cheese, Dried Apples, Apple Butter, Honey, BBQ Lunch, Hayrides, Kid’s Train Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Fishing Pond, Orchard Gift Shop, a Fire Pit, and more.
Platte City, MO · (816) 330-3448
Pick your own apples, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take a hayride, and enjoy their play area! You can also visit the barnyard, where friendly animals are waiting for a treat, or visit the Orchard Cafe for a treat of your own!
Historic Weston Orchard & Vineyard
Weston, MO · 816-640-4013
Pick some fruit, taste some wine, and play at the Historic Weston Orchard and Vineyard. You can play for hours. They have a Bounce pillow, Ball Toss, Rat Racers, Low-ropes course, Ziplines, Spider web, a Giant slide, Treetop houses, and a Petting zoo. In the Fall season enjoy Corn crib, Hay mountain, Corn maze, Hayrack rides, Barrel train rides, Carousel rides, and the Zinnia Garden.
Paola, KS · (913) 244-4034
Find over 2,000 trees at Sunflower Orchards. It is a U-PICK orchard located in Eastern Kansas.
Wagon Wheel Orchard
Gardner, KS (913) 893-6050
WOW! Wagon Wheel Orchard has over 2,600 varieties of apples and here I am only knowing 3 different types.
Gieringers Family Orchard & Berry Farm
Edgerton, KS (913) 893-9626
There is a lot to pick from Gieringers Family Orchard & Berry Farm you can find Strawberries in May, Blueberries in June, Blackberries in Mid June-July, Peaches in Late June – August, Apples in September – October, and Pumpkins in October. During the Fall you can do a corn maze, apple slingshot, and more!