This year my friend Jen and I took all the kids to Fruitful Farms to pick apples. I always wanted to go and this year seemed perfect. Once we got there the kids were too excited! They even posed for a pic right away (and yes this is when I realized little pea put her shoes on the wrong feet! we fixed that after I got the shot LOL)
He then took us to the best tree for our first photo op seems like he has done this before he even took the picture so I could be in one! (it was pretty early in the morning as you can see by Maxwell yawning)
Our only rules from Farmer Congrove were to make sure that whatever apples were eaten we put the cores go in the buckets so that hornets don’t go after them from the ground. He encourages us to eat as many apples as we wanted to try to make sure we liked them…..well Phoebe took that to heart.
Not to be left out as soon as Mrs. Congrove came around they ALL jumped on! This was not part of the apple picking experience but we were the only ones there; once the farm started filling up with pickers the rides stopped. But, how great of them to do it for the kids while they could.
The signs next to the trees and buckets let us know what variety the apple tree was and if it was good for cooking, eating or both. They also gave you examples of which apple was just for sauce, pie, jelly etc. I appreciated that because I am such a novice but really wanted to make lots of apple foods!
We picked a bushel and a peck and grabbed a small bag of honey crisp on our way out, it was very reasonable I spent $26 for all of them. But the fun we had and the special way the kids were treated made it worth every penny!
Fruit Full Acres, Inc.
Beckie and Thomas Congrove – Owners