4 Farms for Candy Apples

Pick your own apples and make your own at home, or try one of these hand-dipped farm favorites.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about apples coated in sweet, red candied sugar or caramel? Your doctor (or dentist) probably doesn’t think that counts, but we do! Get your fall fix by picking your own apples and making them into this delicious autumn treat, or try one of these hand-dipped farm favorites.

We rounded up a list of where you can pick your own bushel of apples throughout Rhode Island. Of course, you could buy apples from the grocery store but what’s the fun in that?

Candy apples at Jaswell’s Farm.

  1. Jaswell’s Farm

Open and operating for the past 118 years, look no further than Jaswell’s for farm fresh produce. Pick a bushel or two of several different types of apples, and enjoy freshly made cider doughnuts and red candy, caramel, caramel chocolate and gourmet candy apples available right at the farm store.

Jaswell’s Farm, 50 Swan Rd., Smithfield, 401-231-9043, jaswellsfarm.com.


Apples at Rocky Brook Orchard. Photo from Rocky Brook Orchard’s Facebook page.

  1. Rocky Brook Orchard

Located on Aquidneck Island, this family run farm now offers over seventy varieties of apples! That means you could make seventy different types of candy apples but we think picking a few of your favorites to use would do just fine! Crisp, sweet or mildly tart, you name it…Rocky Brook Orchard has them all.

Rocky Brook Orchard, 997 Wapping Rd., Middletown, 401-851-7989, rockybrookorchard.com.


Pippin Orchard’s candy apples. From Pippin Orchard’s Facebook page.

  1. Pippin Orchard

This orchard is over seventeen acres large and is the site of macintosh, empire, cortland, gala, honeycrisp, macoun, jona gold and the fan favorite, red delicious apples. The bag Pippin Orchard provides you with can hold up to twelves pounds of apples, so stock up on the produce and make lots of candy apples for your next Halloween party. Hand-dipped candy apples and caramel apples are also available for purchase along with fresh apple cider and pumpkin doughnuts, and other baked goods.

Pippin Orchard, 751 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston, 401-943-7096, pippinorchard.com.


Candy apples at Sunset Orchard. Photo from Sunset Orchard’s Facebook page.

  1. Sunset Orchard Farm

At Sunset Orchard, you will find a wide variety of apples to choose from. Depending on the time you go during apple season, different varieties will be available. Pick up your favorite kind to make homemade candy apples, or pick up the farm’s handmade versions right at the shop on the weekends.

Sunset Orchard Farm, 244 Gleaner Chapel Rd., North Scituate, 401-934-1900, sunsetorchardsri.com.

So now that you have your main ingredient, what else do you need besides apples to make this sticky, sweet treat? We have included a simple candy apple recipe below for you to make your very own fall favorite. This shiny delight’s sugar glaze shattering between your teeth and the crunching of the crisp, juicy apple will make it nearly impossible to only have one.

Click here for the recipe provided.



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