The apple of my eye: Apple picking date

It’s that time of year! Farmer’s harvests are bright and bold. Ready to be harvested. Pick your own farms are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon together. Especially if you love what you’re picking 😉

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My husband and I discovered an apple orchard not far from home that offers pick your own seasonal favorites. We spent at least an hour walking up and down the rows of trees, looking for the biggest and shiniest fruit we could find. The farmers were very sweet and friendly, offering advice and the use of a basket and ladder for our efforts.  

The weather was absolutely perfect for apple picking. You could smell the fruit on the breeze. It was so relaxing to have a different kind of fun in the outdoors. Even though we had to work a little bit for our food it was fun to try to out do one another with the bigger apple.

I even took the ladders and reached up to higher fruit in the trees. That was tough. The fruit hanging low and ready was so much more fun. I can’t imagine having to climb up and harvest for hours and hours. But our afternoon in the orchard was still fun.



We left with a bag full of apples. Don’t ask me what variety they were! At under $2 per pound, the price was well worth the fun. And we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor long after our little date.

What’s your favorite variety of apple? Mine is Granny Smith. Dab a little peanut butter on it and it’s divine!

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  • MidMichigan Mom
    September 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    My family visited an apple farm when we lived in Japan. They allowed you to eat as many as you wanted for free and then you had to pay for the rest. Such a great memory for the kids…but also a cool date idea too. Thank you for linking up with us to Welcome Home Wednesday!

  • Booferson J McGrugen
    September 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    We just went yesterday to a nearby farm and got our apples! Took the kids, they love running around and pulling the apples they can reach then putting them in the bag. That particular farm has a free petting zoo as well, so it was a great time-killer and good family fun that fit the budget.