Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Apple Orchard Fun


Apple picking was one of those things we stopped doing a long time ago, I just couldn't pick apples covered in chemicals. Until three years ago when I found Avalon Organic Apple Orchard. The year I found it was unfortunately a bad year and they didn't open for picking. I was very disappointed but excited with the prospect we might get to pick organic apples the following year. And we did! 



We picked there for the first time last year and it was wonderful. Last week we made the drive, it is about a two hour drive for us, to Avalon and picked 55lbs of apples. It was a lovely day, and we had a blast. Justin has been a little out of commission the last few weeks with some knee issues, but both Reece and I were happy when he decided to join us.


Justin drove, I knitted and Reece chatted, non stop. We were the only ones in the orchard. We picked apples. We ate apples. We picked some more and we ate some more. Then we grab a picnic table right beside the orchard and enjoyed our packed lunch. And then we picked some more.


Wondering what we are going to do with all of those apples. We have made a delicious apple cake, fruit leathers and have juiced some. Next up is more fruit leathers and some apple sauce. Whatever is left after that we will eat.



28 comments:

  1. I love apple picking. Glad you found somewhere safe to pick!

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  2. Have you ever made Apple Butter? It's not actually butter, but an apple spread. Quite yummy.

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    1. I have not made it, but I do have some in the fridge, I might have to try making my own, thanks!

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  3. That looks like so much fun! I really wish we had apple orchards here. Enjoy them.

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  4. Gorgeous! We went apple picking last week and had a blast! So much fun for kiddies!

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    1. Thanks Carrie. It is a ton of fun for the kids.

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  5. Nothing beats fresh organic local apples! I can almost taste it and hear the crrrrunch!

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  6. What lovely dwarf trees, so easy to pick from. Looks and sounds like a really great day! Thanks for the link up :)

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  7. I am still looking for an organic orchard around here until our apple trees start producing! Looks like a great time!

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  8. Oooo, fruit leather, I forgot about that. Our dehydrator is currently on making some apple chips. We have made it through about 25 of the 60 lbs picked.

    Looks like you had a blast. I will have to check where Avalon is, maybe next year we should pick together!

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    1. We had a great time and yes we would love to pick with you next year, that would be so much fun!

      We made more fruit leather today, currently dehydrating as I type. Thinking some apple chips should go in there tomorrow, yum!

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  9. Yum! I can't wait to make applesauce! :)
    Reece is looking so big!

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    1. I know, don't remind me. I keep telling him to stop growing and he just laughs at me :)

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  10. Yep! It't that time of year! What kind of apple were you picking? They look delicious :)

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    1. It is! We picked Freedoms and Nova Macs - delish!

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  11. Wow! Looks like a beautiful day :) I love the name Avalon :)
    Nothing tastes as good as a fresh picked organic apple!
    Your little boy looks like he's having a wonderful time.

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    1. It was, and you are so right, the sweet crunch of a fresh apple is the best.

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  12. Yay for apple picking! :) I'm jealous you had the whole orchard to yourself, what a relaxed and fun way to spend the day. Looks like Reece had a wonderful time too.

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  13. Looks like a great time! I would love to pick my own organic apples.

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    1. It was and we feel very lucky to have such a lovely orchard within driving distance :)

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