The Bookworm Does: Apple Picking!

Life, Local Flavor

Last week I finally got to go apple picking! It was overcast but the temperature was perfect for a sweater and jeans, so we set off to pick some apples and watch football upon return. Well, I was going to pin apple recipes while football was on the TV, but you get the point. Anyways, we drove a ways out of the city to get to the farm, which was HUGE! It was also packed, there were so many people! We got to drive on a windy dirt road to get to the orchard, which was what my Jeep was made for!

It was picking season for yellow delicious, red delicious, rome, empire, and winesap apples! My favorites are yellow and red delicious, so I picked lots of those! Alex went for empire apples and some others, we actually weren’t sure what they were cause we didn’t see a sign, but they were tasty! 

They had a bunch of other fall activities set up, along with a little market, and these awesome carved pumpkins on display! I can’t wait to carve pumpkins later in the month! I love visiting farms! Fall activities are the greatest! Now I need to pick some recipes to use these apples in!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Oh my goodness, where is this at!? I'm going to the apple festival out by me today to get apples for a pie, but unfortunately you don't actually get to PICK your own D,:

  • I've still never gotten to go apple picking! We just went to Triple B Farm today but it was SO COLD that we didn't get to stay long! McMurray isn't too far for us, maybe we will try there tomorrow!!

  • I love picking your own fruits and veggies! It's so much fun!

  • It's McSimmons Farm, it's out in the Bethel Park area!

  • It was about a 45 minute drive for us, so that wasn't too bad! I saw Triple B Farm when I was looking at places online! It's been getting really, really cold lately!

  • I am so jealous! This is the ultimate fall activity and it looks so so fun. It isn't cold here so it's hard to get in the mood for it but I would loveeee to go.

  • Apple picking the the fall is so awesome! It's already in the 40s here, so it really feels like fall! haha! You should totally go if you can, it's so much fun!

  • Kay

    That pumpkin is fantastic!

  • That looks like so much fun! I've never been fruit picking before… Maybe this year should be my first!

  • Yay apple picking!! I love going apple picking! I'm going to try and go sometime this month or next! That carved pumpkin is so fun!
    ~Sara

  • thedailymiacis

    I've never done fruit picking! This year I was almost going for grape picking (vindimas as we call it here in Portugal) but at the last second I gave up. But it's on my lsit for next year!

  • Jamie

    That's so cool that you got to go apple picking, I don't think that we have that here. That pumpkin is pretty cool!