Fall is almost here and with it comes the apple- and pumpkin-picking season. Plenty of people like to pick their own fruit, and the fall season is the best time to do so with the crisp weather and changing leaves. Grab a cup of warm cider (and maybe a fresh apple doughnut) and bring the family to one of these fantastic farms around Rhode Island.

Barden Family Orchard
56 Elmdale Rd., North Scituate, RI
401-934-1413
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dame Farm & Orchards
91B Brown Ave., Johnston, RI
401-949-3657
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Elwood Orchard
58 Snake Hill Rd., North Scituate, RI
401-949-0390
Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Jaswell's Farm
50 Swan Rd., Smithfield, RI
401-231-9043
Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Steere Orchard
150 Austin Ave., Greenville, RI
401-949-1456
Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Sunset Orchard Farm
244 Gleaner Chapel Rd., North Scituate, RI
401-934-1900
Friday–Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Pippin Orchard
751 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston, RI
401-943-7096
Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

For info on where to find fresh, local food year-round, be sure to check out FarmFresh.org.