Saturday, September 29, 2012

Apple Picking

A few weeks ago, Travis and I went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards.  We usually end up going apple picking in mid to late October, but this year we wanted to make sure we got some honey crisp apples (my favorite), which ripen earlier in the fall.  Since we usually go later (after most have had their apple fill), we'd never experience the madness of the crowds.  It was CRAWLING with people, but we still had a lot of fun!

So far I've made a honey mustard and apple pork tenderloin and two apple cakes!  I love apple season!

In addition to picking apples, we went through the hedge maze.  Honey Pot has two hedge mazes - the one we conquered and another down the street that is the largest hedge maze in the country!  It's 1.5 miles long, has 6 "outlook" bridges to help people scout out their path, and takes about an hour to complete.  We'll have to go back another day to do this one!

 We also looked at the farm animals...

 ...and ate hot dogs and apple cider donuts!

Have you gone apple picking before?


  1. We hope to take Preston Apple Picking - just today we are headed to the Belvedere Plantation for their Fall Festival. Should be fun!

    PS - love the new design :)

  2. You guys would LOVE it. Can't wait to see pictures of the festival! And thanks - my first shot at a header. :)