It’s Time To Plan Your Apple Picking Day As Fall Approaches

It’s almost that time of the year. I’m talking about the dreaded “F” word.

Fall.

Yep, let that sink in for a minute. Our mild Cape summer is almost over and it’s time to just accept the inevitable.

It’s not all bad. Fall has many positives. The kids are back in school, football (hockey and basketball coming soon) is back and there is great fall food. For me, there is nothing like homemade pumpkin or apple pies.

One of my favorite fall activities to do with the family is apple picking. It’s great to watch the kids pick their own apples and put them them into a bushel.

My wife and I decided we’d go early this year to beat the crowds and pick apples when the weather was nice.

So I started to look into where to go apple picking.

If you’re like me, you don’t want to leave the Cape to find a place to pick some succulent apples. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any local areas in which you can take your family to pick apples on the Cape.

There are farms to pick blueberries and pumpkins, just no apples.

How sad!

I conducted a little research through the magic of Google and found an orchard in Rhode Island that was perfect for a day trip. The orchard in the morning and Roger Williams zoo in the afternoon.

We made a plan, picked a date and before we knew it, we were on the way.

The 90 minute drive was definitely worth it. We were not disappointed.

The choices between honey crisp, jonafree and about a dozen more were stellar. Watching my son pick a few apples was the highlight of the day for me. Everything from apple cider and apple cider donuts to honey was available.

We walked away with 26 pounds of apples for a fraction of what we’d pay at the grocery stores. We had such a great time that we will be going back another time this fall.

If you want to beat the crowds and have your pick of the orchard, you might want to get a date on the calendar soon.

By Brian Barth



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