As the leaves start to fall and autumn makes its way around it means it’s time to go visit an apple orchard. Apple orchards are a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some fun times with the whole family. Not only that, but it can also be an educational, healthy and tasty experience.

Before you go to an apple orchard, it’s a good idea to make a plan and research what your local apple orchard has to offer. Check to see what the admissions fees are or if they require reservations beforehand. It’s also a great idea to find out if they have any fun activities beyond apple picking like hayrides or corn mazes. This way you can dress accordingly.

Most apple orchards cover a lot of land which means there will be a lot of walking. Wear proper shoes and make sure to bring water to stay hydrated. You could even ask for suggestions on when the best time to visit is or when crowds are low to get the best experience possible. You’ll also want to clear a good amount of space from your fridge for all the wonderful apples you will be taking home.

Here are a few reasons to visit an apple orchard this fall:

  • Freshly picked apples – This is probably the most obvious reason, but it is by far the most important reason to visit an apple orchard. You get to pick your very own apples straight from the tree. Super fresh and the quality is far beyond anything you can get from a local grocery store.
  • Beautiful scenery – You will get to experience all the beautiful scenery fall has to offer, especially since apple orchards are full of trees. This means there will be rows and rows of beautiful colors from green to red and orange to yellow.
  • Supports local farms – Supporting your local farms is the best thing you can do to boost your local economy. It also means less pollution from transportation and more jobs.

The fun doesn’t stop when you leave the orchard either. You get to take all your fresh apples home and use them in delicious recipes or eat them on their own. Make pies, homemade applesauce in the slow cooker or chop them up and add them to a salad. Remember to store them in a cool and dry space such as the fridge, so you can enjoy them for a few weeks.

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