Raising Cane Ranch produces a variety of organic fruits. We started in 2010 with an organic, UPICK raspberry patch, which we have since discontinued, and are now growing over 2 dozen types of apples, including many heirloom varieties. In 2016, we planted a food forest with Aronia berries, currants, huckleberries, hazelnuts, and chestnuts. All of our fruits and nuts are grown with organic practices.
You are welcome to come to our farm when it is open for picking. U-PICK will start sometime in June and run through October depending on the weather.
Our prices are based on weight.
We provide containers for picking or feel free to bring your own.
We take credit cards and cash but no checks.
We have restroom facilities and picnic tables on site.
Please don’t bring your dogs.
Follow our Facebook page, Instagram, and/or this website's Farm News for the most current information about what’s ready, when we’re open, events, etc. or feel free to email or call us with your questions.
Akane, Ashmead’s Kernel, Belmac, Bramley, Cherry Cox, Cosmic Crisp, Ellison’s Orange, Enterprise, Freedom, Gravenstein, Greensleeves, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Karmjin De Sonnavil, Liberty, Newton Pippin, Queen Cox, Rubinette, Shay, William's Pride
HARD CIDER VARIETIES
Kingston Black, Michelin, Harrison, Frequin Rouge, Campfield, Dabinett, Kermerrien, Rubinette, Belle de Boskoop, Newton Pippin, Karjim De Sonnavil, Spartan, Ananas Reinette
Berries & Nuts
We have a small amount of berries and nuts for UPICK by appointment only. Blackberries are located in our apple orchard and the Aronia berries, currants, huckleberries, hazelnuts and chestnuts are planted in the forest farm. All our berries are sold by weight. We provide containers for picking or feel free to bring your own.
Triple Crown blackberries
Ripe in August
Superfood, high in flavonoids and antioxidants, strong tart flavor, used in juices, jams, and wines, ripe in July
(4 varieties)-ripe in July
Ripe in August
Ready in September
Ready in September
Cider Pressing Parties
Why not add on to the fall fun of apple picking and host a Cider Pressing Party! Invite your friends and come to Raising Cane Ranch to pick delicious apples at our UPICK and then press them yourself using our semi-automated press built by Correll Cider Presses. We will set everything up for you, give you instructions and supervision while you’re pressing, supply the jugs for your tasty fresh cider, and do the clean-up. Feel free to bring food and whatever it takes to make it a party (however no alcohol please)!
Don’t pick flawless, perfect apples. These apples don’t need to be beautiful to be pressed.
Get lots of apples. If you’ve never had a Cider Pressing Party, you will probably want to get more apples than you think you’ll need. On average, you will need 30 to 40 apples for each gallon of cider.
Invite some strong friends. Pressing cider is hard work. Don’t stick just one person on the press all day while you and the rest of the group have fun eating and talking. Make it a fun activity where people take turns and work together.
Play around with different varieties. Try to get different kinds of apples to play around with flavor combinations.
Rate: $200 for a 4-hour time slot
How to schedule a party: We will host Cider Pressing Parties when our farm is open for UPICK apples. If you’re interested in having a Cider Pressing Party, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will book your reservation. A deposit of $50 will be required at the time of booking and all members of your group will need to sign our waiver before participation.