This honestly was the best way to celebrate the beginning of Autumn. Neither one of us had ever gone picking (of any kind) before, so being fully immersed in row upon row of golden, red delicious, and criterion apples was very whimsical.
Getting to the farm was hilarious, being that we took one exit too far and ended up at an unkept Apple orchard. Which was waaaaaay different than manicured farms. Not only was it smaller but nearly all the apples had worm holes. We were lucky to have found some pears though haha.
When we arrived at the right location there was a booth for buying and weighing your produce. We got ourselves a box to share and were briefed on the produce in season, which were not just apples. Peppers, some berries, and squash were ready for harvest as well. A little shuttle bus took us through vast fields of potatoes, corn and squash, then over an old rickety bridge, to the orchards.
We walked the entire orchard scouring out trees with the most reachable apples. Being that we are both 5’2 we had to climb the trees to get to the best apples. I ended up using my phone as an extension of my arm to get the perfect red delicious.
Our haul was about 20 or so apples. And altogether we paid less then $20 for them all. This might be the start of a new tradition! It was definitely an affordable adventure so we’re pretty sure we’ll be back for pumpkin season. 😉