I finally had my first experience apple picking! And I loved it. Jeff, Marla, Bob and I went to Valley Orchard, which is located near Rockford, IL. From Arlington Heights, it took about an hour to drive there.
In the store, we found tomatoes and squash to bring home, and goofed around with finding our favorite quotes. I really enjoyed that this apple orchard was quaint and everyone was friendly and welcoming.
Finally, the rain subsided, and we were able to venture out into the farm. Check out Jeff’s photography skills (on his iPhone!) for this awesome picture:
Is there anything better than picking an apple off the tree and immediately biting into it? We roamed up and down rows of apple trees, and picked lots of those that tasted the best. :)
We came home with Senshu (my personal favorite), Yellow Delicious, and Jonathon apples.
I can’t wait to try out a few new recipes with all that I brought home! In anticipation, I’ve already pinned a bunch of ideas.
Since I’m not much of a baker, I still have my eyes set on this:
Have you been apple picking? Let me know if you have any fantastic apple recipes, or link up in the comments!