Apple Picking Time

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)

Red Delicious

Golden Delicious

Johnathan

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16 Responses to Apple Picking Time

  1. Sounds like it’s time for a big pot of homemade chunky applesauce to me!! It’s one of our favorites around here. http://www.thecornerdesk.com/ReciCrockPotApplesauce.html

  2. dedivahdeals says:

    I love this time of yea, it was so much fun apple picking with my grandmother (RIP Mama), now I still continue the tradition with my sons and hubby. Looking forward to the warm apple cider donuts too!

  3. Yes for FALL!! I’m so excited for this time of year.

  4. I adore apple trees.. this is just the sort of place I’d really love to visit and live near. You will have so many wonderful fresh apples to select.. I’d have cases I think!! xx

  5. dhphotosite says:

    Fall is here Fall is here and the orchards are ready for harvesting! Super photos…I can feel the juice running down my chin. They keep the trees short at the orchard near us also…much easier picking’.

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I do my apple picking at the farmers markets and I know the markets are getting ready to close for the year by the progression of apple varieties. When Granny Smiths start appearing in large numbers, everything will be shutting down very soon. As much as I like using them in pies, if Granny Smiths wish to be more popular around here, they should arrive here in, say, June and not late October/early November.

    • You can’t rush Granny! LOL I missed some of the sweeter varieties already (when it was too hot) and now some of the others I like – Fuji’s – won’t be until later in Oct. when it will probably be very chilly!

  7. Reblogged this on Images by T.Dashfield and commented:

    The past 36 hours have not been good ones…there has been pain but I was warned by the PT that this could happen. It’s only week one of therapy so I have to be patient. Sigh….

    This post was originally done 3 years ago when we went to an orchard here in Ohio. It was on our list of things to do this month but we know what has happened to those plans. So my dreams of apple pies, apple sauce, apple muffins, etc. will have to be achieved via the grocery store.

    Do any of you have any favorite apple recipes? I’d love to see them 🙂

  8. A. Blake says:

    I don’t have a favorite Apple recipe, but do have wonderful memories of apple picking with my grandmother up to the age of 95!

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