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General Info

Planning

  • Before you arrive, call our 24-hour hotline at 585.234.0252 for picking conditions, picking updates, hours & pricing.

  • Dress appropriately and bring sunscreen. 

  • Bring your own containers/bags or borrow our picking buckets.

  • No smoking or consuming alcohol.

  • Do not litter or leave trash in the orchards.

Picking

  • ​Please respect our farm; we keep it neat - please do the same. 

  • Check with field supervisors for the location of varieties that are ready for picking.

  • Please keep a watchful eye on children and no climbing trees.

  • Be courteous to employees and those picking around you.

  • Watch for honeybees and bumblebees, as they are needed for pollination.

    • Be sure to bring appropriate medicines (EpiPen, antihistamine), if you have allergies.

Payment

  • Call our 24-hour hotline at 585.234.0252 for pricing or check U-Pick page.

  • You are expected to pay for all the fruits you pick - we will not take back any “extras”.

  • At checkout, all trunks must be open. No exceptions.

  • Payment methods: cash or check.

    • ATM is located outside in front of Blue Barn Cidery​.

Pet Policy

  • Pets may not enter the orchards; only Service Animals may enter the orchards.​

  • Pets must always be on a leash or in a carrier and be up to date on shots.

  • Please bring the necessary items needed to clean up after your pet. Failure to do so will result in an escort from the premises.

  • The farm gets very busy on the weekends. If your pet does not do well in large crowds or around other pets, please reconsider bringing them with you, or visit us on a weekday.

Photography Policy 

Instead of a site fee, we "charge" a $25 donation to the ALS Association. This can be made in the form of a check payable to the ALS Association or cash brought with you to place in our ALS donation bucket. Alternatively, you can also donate online and bring a receipt along with you (click here for the link). It must be during business hours if you would like to photograph at the farm.

Planning
Picking
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Photography Policy
Pet Policy

Visit Us

West Wind Farm at Blue Barn Cidery

928 Manitou Road Hilton, New York 14468

Only 20 minutes from downtown Rochester. Pick-your-own is open from July through October. The Farm offers a family-friendly corn maze and U-Pick pumpkin patch in the Fall. We believe in eating, shopping, drinking, and buying locally.

Summer Hours

Tues - Thurs

8:00am – 8:00pm

Fri - Sun

8:00am – 4:00pm

Fall Hours

Tues - Sun

9:00am – 5:00pm

Closed Mondays & in the event of inclement weather, poor picking conditions, or heat advisory.

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