I love it when it’s time to pick apples! That means fall is here and time to start baking all of those wonderful apple goodies. This year I may try my hand at apple butter – or not. If you have any fave recipes that you would like to share, please do! We went picking yesterday at Lynd’s Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio. Really really big place with all of the usual suspects of jams and jellies, corn maze, and pumpkin patches along with rows and rows and rows of apples. I haven’t eaten that many apples in one setting since the last time I went picking. What is it about right off the tree/bush/vine that makes you eat more than when you are at home?
This farm gave you bags instead of baskets with one size holding a bushel, the other a peck for one set price. Some apples had already come and gone while more are waiting to make their debut. This day they had red and golden delicious, Johnathan, and Jonagolds. The trees were not so tall that you had to use a picker, they were at the level that anyone (including wee ones for some heavily laden trees) could just reach out and grab. I’m tempted to go back – not that I need anymore apples – for some of the later varieties.
(No pictures of the Jonagolds; by the time we got to them we were pretty heavily laden with apples and I had put the camera away)