How many times have I said already that I love fall?

And apple picking?

Yesterday Tim & I took a scenic drive out to Stow so we could go apple picking at Honey-Pot Hill Orchards.  What a perfect fall day for one of my favorite fall festivities.  It was just cool enough when we got there that we got to wear sweatshirts, and it warmed up right as we were finishing up.  So not too hot or too cold for the time we were actually picking!

Plus, it was beautiful out.

We filled a medium sized bag full of Macintosh, Empire, Spartan, and Cortland apples.

All these for only $15!

“I love apple picking because I get to act like I’m 10 again.”

Tim was the one that said that, but maybe I should have?

My favorite part of apple picking is finding the little baby apples!

Ultimate Dork

And thinking about all the apple flavored meals and baked goods I’m gonna make this week.  This trip was perfect timing because I’m entertaining twice this week.

After we filled our bag, we headed over to the Honey-Pot Hill Orchards store.  They had all sorts of goodies in there including pears, fresh pressed cider, squash, fudge, honey, pumpkin butter, cider donuts, caramel apples, apple pie, pumpkin pie, soft serve, and more.

We decided to each get a cider donut (with sugar, obviously), an individual sized cider to have with our treats, and we each got more cider to bring home.  I also bought a jar of pumpkin butter.  Can’t wait to try it.

The donut/cider combo was SO GOOD.

I mean, you just have to eat at least ONE cider donut per fall season.  Right?  How can you really turn this down?

It was a perfect day!

Question(s) of the Day:

  • Have you gone apple picking this season?
  • What’s your favorite thing to cook/bake with apples?
  • What’s your idea of the perfect fall day?

Have a great week, everyone!