It's September 1st and that means it is completely justified to jump on the Fall bandwagon and it also means it's time to find a u-pick orchard to collect apples for fresh cider and pies. Below is the list of u-pick orchards that are closest to Billings. Because of the climate and nature of Billings, there aren't any here in town but these quaint farms provide the perfect setting to get your 'Fall' on!

Ross Orchards
111 North Street
Fromberg, MT 59029

Phone: (406) 671-9614

Apples: Transparent, Early Gold, Jersey MacIntosh, Paula Red, Wealthy, Tydeman Red, Gravenstein, MacIntosh, Spartan, Cortland, Empire, Delicious, Mutsu, Yataka, Winesap, Honeycrisp

Bluewater Orchard
1088 Bridger-Fromberg Backroad
Fromberg, MT 59730

Phone: (406) 995-4773

Apples: McIntosh, Jonathan, Duchess, Crimson Beauty, Yellow Transparent, Red Delicious, Wolf River

Boja Farm 
157 Hergenrider Rd
Bridger, MT 59014

Phone: (406) 664-3010

Apples: SummerRed, Haralson, Collett, Fireside, Sweet Sixteen, Honeycrisp, and Red Baron.
Other Fruit: Red,Yellow and Purple Raspberries, Peaches, Pears, Strawberries, and Red Currants
Open: June 1 through mid October, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Oakenshield Orchard 
2308 Blaine Rd
Potmac, MT 59823

Phone: (406) 244-5446

Apples: Scarlet Gala, Empire, Jonathan, Lodi, Earligold, McIntosh
Open: September through November; Weekdays 6pm-8pm, Weekends 9am-8pm

Anderson Orchards 
Rudyard, MT 59540
Directions: Hwy 2 west from Havre, Montana to Rudyard North across from the school.

Phone: (406) 355-4596

Apples: Honeycrisp, Haralred, Wealthy, McIntosh, Northwestern Greening
Open: July 15 thru December 15; 7:30am to 6:00 pm.

Rock Creek Farm 
34297 Frontage Road
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: (4060 585-0225

Open: U-pick starts Sept. 1


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