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610-841-1417

Pick Your Own Farm in Emmaus PA

Pick Your Own Farm

It all started on October 11, 2010, Josh had a great idea to expand the existing Corn Maze and Fall Festival by planting dwarf apple trees for a Pick-Your-Own apple orchard. Within a couple of weeks, he had 3,800 trees and supplies ordered for planting in Spring, 2011. At the beginning of December 2010, we started clearing 5 acres of land and tree line until the beginning of snow season. In March we finished clearing the land and preparing to install 2,200 feet of 8’ high deer fence to protect the apples from crop damage. In April, we planted 60 Sugar Maple and Red Sunset Maple trees around the perimeter of the orchard to give it some Autumn color. By the end of April, we planted the apple trees and put white protective sleeves around the trunks. In May, we started constructing a 4 wire trellis support system, tied the trees to the first wire, and removed all the apple blossoms. The irrigation system was installed in June to water them, and pruned and trained the trees by tying the limbs down. Then it was time to just watch them grow! One blossom was missed, so we only had one apple this first year.

In 2012, we expanded the orchard to a total of 15 acres, with almost a mile of deer fencing. We planted another 3,000 apple trees. In 2013, we expanded the orchard again for a total of 26 acres, with over a mile and a quarter of deer fencing, and planted another 4,300 trees. In 2014, we added another 4,300 trees and in 2015, added 3,000 more trees. Each year we have added more trees, with over 30,000 dwarf apple trees on a trellis system, literally creating a wall of apples. We have 23 varieties of apples for the Pick-Your-Own orchard in the surrounding Lehigh Valley.

In 2013, we planted 2,500 Sweet and Sour Cherry trees, available to pick in June and July.

We also planted 30,000 Strawberries, to add to our Pick Your Own Farm experience. Available to pick end of May through June.


Strawberries

You can also call our Pick-Your-Own Hotline at 610-841-1417, for more information.

Finding fresh and great tasting fruit is difficult these days, especially when you consider that most food travels hundreds or even thousands of miles to reach your local supermarket. But during our strawberry picking season, you can truly get the freshest, all-natural strawberries possible straight from the plant itself. Not only that, but it is a fun family activity that everyone of all ages can enjoy, and one that yields delicious and fresh fruits. Come out soon to Grims strawberry picking this season and get the best, freshest fruit for your baking recipes and summer parties!

We have 30,000 strawberry plants on raised beds of plastic with straw between the rows, to keep the weeds down, for much easier strawberry picking.

Cherries

Finding fresh and great tasting fruit is difficult these days, especially when you consider that most food travels hundreds or even thousands of miles to reach your local supermarket. But during our cherry picking season, you can truly get the freshest, all-natural cherries possible, straight from the tree itself. Not only that, but it is a fun family activity that everyone of all ages can enjoy, and one that yields delicious and fresh cherries.

We have 2,500 sweet and sour cherry trees. Call us for our pick-your-own season schedule, 610-841-1417.

Grim's Apple Picking

We have a great crop of apples this year and they are ready!

Opened Every Day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Grim's Greenhouse Bukeye Gala Apple TreeNow Picking:  AutumnCrisp, RubyMac, HoneyCrisp, Buckeye Gala, Daybreak Fuji and Royal Cortland

Pick-Your-Own Hotline: 610-841-1417

Finding fresh and great tasting fruit is difficult these days, especially when you consider that most food travels hundreds or even thousands of miles to reach your local supermarket. But during Grims Apple Picking in the Lehigh Valley season, you can truly get the freshest, all-natural apples possible, straight from the tree itself. Not only that, but it is a fun family activity that everyone of all ages can enjoy, and one that yields delicious and fresh fruit.

Apple Picking Lehigh Valley

Beginning September 2012, we opened our “Pick-Your-Own Apple” orchard to the public with great reviews. Now you are able to hand-pick your apples. Pick the freshest apples with the family, enjoying a nice day out together. We have 23 different varieties of Apples. See below for the approximate harvest dates. Dates can vary as much as 10 days, earlier or later, depending on weather conditions. *Varieties available in 2018.

ALL APPLES ARE $1.99 PER LB.

Apple Date Apple Date
Premier HoneyCrisp August 15 AutumnCrisp September 1
RubyMac September 3 HoneyCrisp September 8
Buckeye Gala September 8 Daybreak Fuji September 10
Royal Court September 15 CrimsonCrisp September 18
AutumnGala September 24 Macoun September 27
Crimson Jonagold September 28 DeCoster Jonagold September 28
Shizuka October 1 Keepsake October 3
Hampshire Mac October 5 Cameo October 10
Mutsu/Crispin October 14 WineCrisp October 15
SunCrisp October 16 Maslin Pink Lady October 19
Enterprise October 24 BrakFuji October 24
EverCrisp November 1

Grim’s Pumpkin Patch

Get ready for the Fall and Halloween season at Grim’s Pumpkin Patch, where you and your kids will be able to find the perfect pumpkins and gourds. Join us for this fun-filled family activity, with thousands of pumpkins to choose from. We grow our pumpkins on land that is irrigated and grown on a bed of straw to keep them free from disease and the mud off.

Face and carving pumpkins – $0.54 per lb.
Exotic pumpkins including white, Cinderella, goose gourds, etc. – $0.64 per lb.