Brown’s Orchard closes pick-your-own apple and pumpkin farms

Sam Woloson, Editor-in-Chief of The Prowler

Autumn is normally ripe with outdoorsy activities, allowing for people to capitalize on the not-too-cold weather and the beautifully colored leaves on the trees. One of the most popular of these is apple and pumpkin picking and one of the most popular spots to do this is Brown’s Orchards.
This year, however, Brown’s will not be providing these pick-your-own orchards.
The decision was made on Aug. 27 and was announced on Brown’s Facebook page.
“We plan to survive and thrive for a long time to come. [We] Just need to continue to prudently manage our resources and adapt to the changes foisted upon us by these unprecedented times,” Brown’s Orchards president Mary Brown said.
This decision means that guests can no longer pick their own apples or pumpkins. Wagon rides are also no longer offered as well. The café and pit barbecue remain temporarily closed as well.
The reasoning for this is, surprisingly not because of the pandemic, but rather because of frost damage caused in April which resulted in much fewer crops than expected.
Brown’s still does offer its other assortment of goods, ranging from other fruits and vegetables, ciders, wines, baked goods, sweets and deli products.
The market is currently open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cherry Hill Orchards, Maple Lawn Farms and Flinchbaugh’s still are open
Brown’s closure is certainly a blow to families across the state who flock to the orchards to take scenic wagon rides, pick delicious apples and to haul pumpkins fit for jack-o-lanterns. There is still plenty of fall activities to do despite this closure, however.

Brown’s Orchards is often a scenic place for family photos.
Photo from Brown’s Orchards.