What’s the sweet upside of summer coming to a close? The start of Fall means it’s apple season. Which to me means it’s pick your own apple season!
While farms don’t often afford the public the opportunity to take part in harvesting the fruits of their labor, many orchards do welcome guests in the autumn months, offering us want-to-be-farmers the chance to roam the orchard grounds and fill our bushels to the brim.
Here in the Northeast, city dwellers flock upstate to take part in this seasonal tradition. But even if you don’t live in the area, there are tons of resources out there to help you learn where you can pick your own apples, wherever you happen to be.
FIND A PYO FARM NEAR YOU
This past weekend, I too flocked north to go picking. Connecting directly to a farm is a treat any time, any season — it’s an especially good way to begin to understand what goes into producing food. And I must warn you, once you go you’ll have more apples than you know what to do with. And that’s not a bad thing! Check back next week to find out how I’m putting my apple bounty to use.