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Apple Dave's Orchards

82 Four Corners Road
845-986-1684

History:

Apple Dave's father and mother, Donald and Dorothy Hull, purchased 112 acres of land in the Warwick Valley in 1949. Beginning in 1950 David began planting apple trees on the property. The first trees planted can still be found today right behind Applewood Orchards Kitchen. The trees began to produce fruit in 1955 and David dedicated himself to the Orchard when he returned from a Army-sponsored tour of Korea.

The Orchard continued to grow through the years and somewhere along the way David became affectionately known as "Apple Dave".  Apple Dave and his family lived and worked on the farm selling the apples to wholesalers through out the year. However, in 1974, tragedy struck. Apple Dave's storage facility burnt to the ground with that year's apple harvest.

That summer with a fresh crop coming along Apple Dave thought of ways to avoid another catastrophe. The winning idea was to allow people from the area up to the farm to Pick their Own Apples. Just like that Applewood entered a new era. In the fall of 1975 Apple Dave and Cousin Mike began Applewood's U-Pick business. Cousin Mike would sell cups of cider to the patrons and Apple Dave would give wagon rides up into the orchard. The new business went well and has continued to grow.



Reviews

Linell Melissa

Rating:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
OMG!!! LOVED! LOVED! LOVED! This place! I absolutely HATED apples before I dragged my hiney here for what I assumed was going to be a boring *ss apple picking trip. Now, apples are a staple in my weekly food buy!!!! Can't wait for the next trip!

Jonathan Murray

Rating:
Monday, March 5, 2018
Apple Dave's orchard has many apples to chose from. Call ahead to find out what weekend their apple cider becomes available. There is a picnic area, market & winery area. Apple cider doughnuts. Live music.

Lourdes

Rating:
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017
I came here early with my family. I was disappointed because of the lack of activities they had for children. There were no farm animals. Staff offered little direction. The apples were great and priced reasonable. No corn maze, no pumpkins, very little vegetables and pricey. Pies were $17, apple cider donuts were not fresh and $1.50 each which I think was a little too much for a small donut. I can’t give you reviews on the winery because I ran out of there before it. This is a good place to come with adults and just lounges around but not really kid friendly. Would I come again? Maybe. It’s beautiful farm with a nice lake.

anna m

Rating:
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
I Love this place! We go every year because there are activities for everyone. The delicious donuts, cider, wine and beer, apples and the beautiful scenery. Bonus points to them because our furry pets are welcomed!

kristin sisley

Rating:
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
We had a great time at Apple Dave's! Everyone was very friendly, the atmosphere was lovely, and the apples are fantastic. We're making apple sauce as I type this. 🍎

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