Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Picking Apples

Curly Girl, Car Guy, and I visited Millstone Creek Orchards (http://www.millstonecreekorchards.com/) this morning. While there,

we sampled Granny Smith, Fuji, and Pink Lady apples

and watched apples go through the apple-cleaning machine.

We were amused by the apple-polishing apparatus and learned that large producers of grocery-store apples apply wax to the fruit instead of actually polishing it.

We even watched apples go up the conveyor belt and into the room where they are squeezed to make apple cider.

Even though the weather was a bit drizzly, we enjoyed our hay ride through the orchards

where we picked some apples.

It was so heartening to learn about a local farm family and taste their delicious wares.

We definitely plan to return to Millstone Creek Orchards when they harvest peaches, grapes, and blueberries in the summer.


  1. excellent...i just read a great apple sauce recipe using 4 different kinds of apples.....how lucky your kids are!

  2. Aren't apple picking field trips the absolute BEST??!! We live in "apple country" and no fall is complete without our trip to the orchards!