It's a Pick-a-thon: 8 Crisp Tips to Make Your Orchard Trip a Hit!
Orchards are a great place to make wonderful autumn memories. Picture your whole family getting bundled up in boots, sweaters, and scarves, stomping through fallen leaves, and the crisp bite of fresh-off-the-tree fruit like apples and pears (and maybe an apple cider donut or two). It’s the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon.
Getting out there is as easy as finding an orchard near you (via this handy search tool) and planning your field trip. Get a head start with these eight tips to keep fall harvest adventures fun, safe, and memorable for the whole family.
1. Choose organic.
2. No ladders needed!
3. Take along a kid-size bag or basket.
4. Bring a picnic.
5. Dress in comfy, warm clothes you can walk in—and don’t mind getting dirty.
6. Which apple is ready to be picked?
7. Twist, don’t tug.
8. Make your own applesauce.