A Birmingham Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Apple Orchards

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Guide to Apple OrchardsOne of my fondest memories from growing up is picking apples from my grandparents’ orchard. Nothing compares to eating an apple literally three seconds after picking it from the tree! While none of the farms listed here offer u-pick fruit, you won’t find anything fresher in a grocery store! Here’s your guide to apple orchards in the Birmingham area.

Birmingham-Area Apple Orchards

Mountain View Orchards

16045 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085
(205) 688-1434

Mountain View Orchards is located in Jemison, about 45 minutes south of Birmingham. As of this blog post, Mountain View Orchards offers five varieties of apples in addition to peaches and other products. They are open from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Check out their Facebook page!

Allman Farms & Orchards

6866 County Highway 29
Oneonta, AL 35121
(205) 274-8448

Allman Farms & Orchards is located in Oneonta, about 45 minutes northeast of Birmingham. This is a multi-generational farm that offers many other products aside from apples. They are open Wednesday though Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They also have an online store! Their Facebook page is here.

Steele Orchard

1695 County Road 1141
Cullman, AL 35057
(256) 734-5249

Steele Orchard is located in Cullman, about 45 minutes north of Birmingham. In addition to multiple varieties of apples, they have several other kinds of produce and various other products in their store. Their hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and they’re open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page!

Fun, Fall Apple Recipes & Supplies

Once you pick these apples, you’ll need some great recipes for them! See below for some delicious recipes from a few of our favorite websites/cookbook authors. (If you’re in the mood for more seasonal foods, check out these must-have fall recipes, too!)

Crockpot Apple Butter from Thriving Home

This is slow-cooker recipe is adapted from the author’s decades old family recipe. It’s a must-have recipe for a must-have fall condiment! (Be sure to use a programmable slow-cooker so you don’t burn it.)

Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Fritters with Vanilla Coffee Glaze from Half-Baked Harvest

Deep fried dough with apples and a COFFEE GLAZE? Sign me up! To help with chopping up all those apples, be sure to get an apple corer/slicer like this; it’s a lifesaver, trust me. And, since fall/winter baking season is coming up, go ahead and splurge on a good-quality vanilla. You can thank me later.

Caramel Apple Pie from The Pioneer Woman

Take your basic apple pie up a notch by adding caramel! Trust me, it’s delightful; plus, it makes the whole feel more fall-ish. Don’t forget your rolling pin and pie dish for this one!

Apple and Cheddar Crisp Salad from Smitten Kitchen

If you need something lighter after the above recipe, you cannot go wrong with a savory salad, complete with a simple, homemade dressing and seasonal ingredients. If you’ve never made your own dressing before, don’t be intimidated. Just grab a watertight container and go for it! It’s so much better than store-bought!!

 

For more fun fall farms, check out our guide to area pumpkin patches!

The Ultimate Guide to Birmingham Pumpkin Patches

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This content is accurate as of September 3rd, 2022. Please check websites for any updated times or pricing.

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Kristina is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2005 for college (has it really been 15 years?!). She had lived in Muscle Shoals her whole life up until that point. After graduating from UAB in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music, she married Paul in 2011. Paul has worked in the tech industry since 2009. Kristina has had several jobs in the area - everything from banking, veterinary medicine and receptionist. She most recently worked from home as low-level tech support. Kristina and Paul had the biggest surprise of their lives when they went in for the first 8-week ultrasound and found out that they were expecting "spontaneous" twins! Everything was going to change already, but they had to multiply it by two! Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July 2019 and nothing has been the same since. Kristina is now a stay-at-home mom to Elle and June and it has been the most rewarding job of all! Kristina, Paul, Elle and June make home in Alabaster, where you can usually find them on the weekends. They like going around to the things in the area, such as shopping and going on walks in the park. The babies are famous - neither Kristina or Paul can go anywhere alone without people asking about the twins!

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