Oct 15, 2014

An Apple A Day

Last week, some of my girlfriends took Ryan and I apple picking at Tougas Farm.   We were the virgin apple pickers of the group and now that I can officially say I've picked apples from an apple tree, (and so has Ryan for that matter) I feel like this needs to be a yearly tradition.  Do they even have apple picking farms in California?  I don't think so.  Guess we better stay in Massachusetts for awhile. :)

You could pick apples based on buying a "bushel," (20lb bag) or a "peck" (10lb bag) and then just fill your bag with as many kinds of apples as you wanted.  Side note:  I had NO IDEA how many different varieties of apples there are.  Of course there were the ones you normally hear of like Gala, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh but then there were kinds like Pinova (which tastes kind of like a pineapple) and Courtland (great for baking) and about 20 others.

It was so fun to walk down the orchards of apple trees while eating an apple right off the tree.  Ryan especially loved it.  She is quite a fan of locations where she can just run free, so the apple orchards were great.  Add the fact that she could carry around and eat a delicious apple....toddler heaven.

Of course, she was all kinds of sticky, sweaty, messy, and tired by the end of our apple picking adventure, but it was totally worth it.  We would definitely go back.  Hopefully with Dad next time!

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