We’re spoiled when it comes to fall — from just about anywhere in our city, you can be on a farm picking produce within 30 minutes to an hour of walking out your door. That’s just one of the reasons Boise does fall so well, which we’ll be digging into this week here and on the City Cast Boise podcast with some seasonal getaway suggestions
As a preview to a future episode, we’ve got fall expert Marissa Lovell, the editor of From Boise (a twice-weekly newsletter you need to subscribe to), to point you to some of the best u-pick farms in the valley.
This farm’s cherry and peach events are behind us, but they’re entering the full autumnal swing with a corn maze that started this weekend (which will be haunted toward the end of October), and their biggest event, Apple Days on Oct. 21.
Along with their berries, this family farm has a stand with flowers, honey, sweet corn, and meats. They keep their stock updated online, so check before going. Cash only and BYO container.
It’s peak plum and apple season at this farm that’s been operating since 1890. Plus, Marissa tells us that you can get your picked apples juiced at the ranch to bring home some apple juice.
If you’ve never gone the u-pick route, try it out this season and support local farmers!