Our Orchard

Fruit Orchard & Farm Market In Lancaster, PA

Over forty years strong

Pick Your Own Fruit in Lancaster, PA

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Come to our beautiful orchards to pick your own fruit directly from our trees. There’s nothing better than peach, cherry, or apple picking in Lancaster, PA! So whether you enjoy sweet cherries, blackberries, crisp apples, or juicy peaches, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Cherry Hill Orchards all summer long. You can also join us in the fall for an autumn hayride through the orchard or handpick your favorite pumpkin!

Did you know that our store is open all year round?

Even when there is no fruit to pick and after the pick your own harvest is complete, our Orchard Farm Market always offers mouthwatering baked goods, jams, jellies, fruit baskets, fresh vegetables, and many other seasonal items. Don’t forget to stop by during your visit to get a true taste of family farm produce!

Apple Season

Peach Season

Cherry Season

2023 Picking Season Information

We strive to keep our Pick Your Own page up to date with accurate information. Weather and other circumstances that are out of our control can sometimes quickly change the condition of our orchards. Always check this page for up-to-date picking information. We hope to see you this season as you pick your own fresh fruit!

The following rules and regulations are currently in places for this fruit season:

  • Please refrain from picking if you are ill with respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath, stomach illness, and/or fever.
  • Please do not bring your own containers for picking.
  • Please stay in your car until it is your turn at the check-in and check-out sheds.
  • Due to Federal Food Safety Regulations, pets are not allowed in the orchard.

Thank you for understanding and helping us keep in compliance with all of these rules and regulations

Other Important Picking Information

Please Note: When widespread rain events occur, we may delay our opening time or close early. Please call 717-872-9311 to confirm during these times.

Also, make sure you check our Ripening Dates for information on the fruit that will be in season during your visit. And remember, ALL ripening dates are APPROXIMATE!

Make sure to bring your camera and get ready to enjoy the orchard! There really is nothing like apple picking in Lancaster, PA.

Our Home Grown Produce Practices

At Cherry Hill Orchards we have been practicing conservation and stewardship of our environment long before conservation enjoyed the attention it does today.

We hope you will support our commitment to environmental stewardship. Your continued patronage not only allows us to protect and preserve the land, but offers you and your family a SAFE homegrown alternative to imported fruits and vegetables.

We believe that our advanced orchard practices are very environmentally friendly. Below are some pictures of what we are doing to protect and conserve our environment.

Rows planted in a contour with sod cover between the rows both slow down water run off and prevent erosion of our valuable top soil. This photo taken in the early spring shows how our soil is protected by grass cover over the winter.

Advantages to using grass buffer strips include:

  • Keeping the orchards cooler during the summer.
  • Slowing down and containing rain water.
  • Capturing silt and fertilizer that could otherwise wash away and end up in the Chesapeake Bay.

Keeping Pests Away

Consistent with our ongoing desire to produce our crops in a manner which is both safe and friendly to the environment, we use a technique called IPM (Integrated Pest Management).

One part of IPM is pest mating disruption. Mating Disruption uses specific insect pheromones to confuse and disrupt the mating process of the insect needing control. Thus reducing or even eliminating the need to use pesticides on these destructive pests. This process consists of several components.

Lady bugs are an important part of our method for controlling orchard pests biologically.

Pheromone monitoring traps help to monitor insect pests. This is the key to a successful mating disruption program. By monitoring traps weekly we have an understanding of whether pest control is being achieved through the pheromone distribution ties.

Solar Powered

In the fall of 2011, we added 750 American made solar panels at two of our facilities. Installed by KCGreen Energy of Lancaster, we are now able to produce over 230,000 Kilowatt hours of power a year…that is enough to power 20 average homes and covers the electrical needs of our operation!