FAMILY, LIVING with kids | September 17, 2012

What to Do this Fall: Apple Picking

apple picking jerome
photo: my husband harvested the apples at the top of the trees

Part of my childhood memories is to go apple picking with my parents. I love apples! So for me, that was always a treat to grab it from the tree. I want to continue the tradition with my son. So, yesterday we went with a bunch of friends. We couldn’t had a better weather for an outdoor activity.

zack eats an apple
photo: my son shares my love of apples (and Apple…)

Zack was delighted by his day. He is a typical boy that loves being outside. My son enjoyed the tractor ride to get to the orchards, he was able to run between the trees, he ate apples that he picked himself and he played with the other children.

apple picking zack

We even spent some time at the nice play area for toddlers that is one of the activities for kids at Vergers Petit et Fils, located in Saint-Hilaire. I recommend the place if you have kids because there is a lot of free, fun activities for them to do.

apple tree

I brought home 4 apple varieties. Some to eat fresh, others to cook. Tonight, I plan to bake the apple crumble recipe from Jamie Oliver in ramekins.

I’m looking for more ways to cook with apples. What is you favorite apple recipe?

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4 Responses to “What to Do this Fall: Apple Picking”

  1. Your son looks adorable! We love to go apple picking as well. We also love visiting the orchard farm for pears and peaches.

  2. Thank you, Franky! Pears and peaches must be fun. As for us, we will try another classic later this season: squashes.

  3. I love apple picking. I have been struggling about what we’ll do this fall though. You see, we are share holders in a local farm. So we get boxes of fruits and veggies weekly. And holy moly, we always get so many apples that we can never use them all up. The thought of picking apples is lovely, but the idea of paying for, and bringing more apples home is just a little too much.

  4. We just posted a few of our favorite apple recipes- here is the link! http://issuu.com/parleefarms/docs/after-apple-picking