Monday, October 26, 2015

Travel: Apple Picking

a perfect apple!

A few years ago, Kevin and I tried apple picking in Southern California, and it wasn’t the best experience.  But when my mom visited us last month, we decided to give Massachusetts apple picking a try-it was a fabulous experience. 
At the Belkin Family Lookout Farm, fruit picking is a fun experience for people of all ages.  After paying the admission fee and buying an empty bag for storing the fruit, a train shuttled us to the various orchards where we were able to pick (the trees are shorter, so the fruit is within arm’s reach) and eat apples, Asian pears, plums, peaches and nectarines.  And if you don’t fill up your bag with your own fruit, you can always choose the already picked fruit that’s available in the store.
Though we didn’t visit either place, the Lookout Farm also has a children’s area (which has face painting, rides and a snack bar) and a taproom, where home brewed cider can be sampled and purchased.  If you visit, be sure to buy the apple cider donuts-they’re delicious!  I’m already looking forward to our next apple picking trip!
For more information on the Belkin Family Lookout Farm, click here.

the three of us in the orchard

the plums wer so plentiful and delicious

a fall display

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