Saturday, January 28, 2012

Apple Picking!

There are many many places to pick apples around here. Of course the actual apple picking is only part of the experience of going to an orchard. It's got to be a nice cool day, not too many people, and maybe some other little attractions for the kids. One of our favorite places to go for all of this is Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin, MA. There are several great things about Fairmount Farm. Firstly, it is never packed with people like some places we've been. Also, they have many many varieties of apples including C's favorite, Honey Crisp. We love that you have to take a hay ride to the orchard, but you can get off the ride in wherever you want. As you ride there are signs showing you which type of apple (or pear) trees you are near. They have a cute little farm animal area with chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. You can buy food for the birds from a little machine, and there are Purell dispensers provided too. And lastly, they have a really awesome store. They sell tons of veggies, local honey, jams, pies, and even their own lamb.
So, when apple picking season rolls around again, consider this great little farm for a nice family excursion. We will definitely be going back!

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