Apple Picking, a Family Tradition
I love apple picking every fall. It became a fall tradition in our family to drive an hour or two outside the city to pick up our own apples and pumpkins to celebrate the Harvest season.
Farms and orchards are full of engaging fall activities for everyone
Kids were having fun tasting apples and playing in the hay. Some of the farms even have a zoo! You can also buy fresh produce at the store, along with the home-made jams, and freshly baked apple pies!
There is no shortage of apples and pumpkins at the orchard. You can find a variety of different types of apples and pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Pick from the trees or buy from the farm store?
You can pick apples yourself or buy them from the store. There will be no price difference. Picking is more fun and you know for sure you are getting the best apples when you are choosing every one yourself.
We usually pick enough apples to last us till the next season.
Half of that purchase I would keep on my balcony until the temperatures outside drops below zero Celsius. Then I would take the leftovers inside. Surprisingly, those apples from orchard stay fresh for a long time. Another half of the batch I would freeze. Some of them would go into apple pies, some of them would go into fruit smoothies.
A farm is a place to harvest great pictures too!
A trip to the orchard is also a great opportunity for anyone who likes taking pictures.
Here are a few that I took that day.
It was actually a perfect day for taking photos - bright and no rain. I found some interesting scenes with funky Halloween and Fall decor. The owner of the farm definitely knows how to create the atmosphere!
Here is another one, simple country shot.
How often do you visit farms in your area? Do you have an apple picking tradition is your family? Do you like supporting local farmers? Share in comments!