Fresh food is the best, and you can’t get any “fresher” than picking it right off the stems. I love going to orchards to pick fruits, walking down the isles of trees, plucking off produce to fill my basket while snacking on the fruits, with juices running down my hands. It always motivates me start my own little garden but I haven’t gotten there yet.
I had the pleasure of going down to Edward’s Orchard in Poplar Grove this weekend to go apple picking. This place is well-known in the region and many families visit each fall as a family tradition.
When we got there, we were taken to the orchards on a tractor that dropped us off in front of the Fuji apples with baskets lined up at each lane of trees. We strolled through the trees, picking apples and enjoying them at the same time. I finished off two easily, they were so sweet and crisp.
When we were done with the fuji, the tractor took us down to the Granny Smith where I picked just enough to make my apple pie. When we were all done with picking, the basket was weighed and we payed about $1.49/lb.
We made our way up the hill after dropping the apples off in the car, where we passed the petting zoo, pony ride, and a liberty bell and up to the shop. The shop contained jams, fresh fudge, candies, caramels, fresh pressed cider, and fresh apple donuts. After picking up a few items, we headed down to the restaurant to enjoy the donuts with some hot spiced cider.
And the cider, beats all apple juices. Cider is like drinking apples without all the chewing. To read more about the difference between apple juice and apple cider visit this link->http://www.allaboutapples.com/cider/