Monday, September 6, 2010

Apple Picking

This morning we headed up to Springhope Farm in Galien, MI to pick some Gala apples. They are just a small family owned farm with about 20 acres of orchards. This is the same farm we visited last year and the apples were so good, we decided to go back. I could pick apples all day, especially on a cool day like today. We picked about 55 pounds and weren't even there 40 minutes. So if I picked all day....We picked Gala apples since they made such good applesauce last year. This year I hope to make even more and try to can it (last year I froze) to free up some freezer space.
This is a fun activity for small kids since it doesn't take long to get a LOT of fruit. And being in the fall, the weather isn't as hot as when we have picked strawberries or blueberries. I was hoping to pick some peaches too but the season had just ended a couple days ago. So now I'm on a mission to find about a bushel at the farmer's market or another local farm. Wish me luck!


  1. Great pics! We might have to try that farm, we go for Charlotte's school ...I think its Treemendous ?...

  2. Love the pictures! Such a nice day for picking apples, fun & family......