Welcoming the Fall with Apple Picking

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Sometimes you have to dig deep to get the best apples.

Sometimes you have to dig deep to get the best apples.

We kicked off the season last weekend with a quintessential fall activity: apple picking! We went to Barton Orchards, about an hour upstate from my house, and luckily we arrived early enough to beat the crowds that developed later in the day. Though I had worn a sweater in the morning, the weather warmed up enough that I didn’t need it, and it was a beautiful day to enjoy apple cider donuts and spend time with Todd and my parents. Continue reading

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Recipe: Autumn Apple Pie

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For me, autumn means crunchy leaves, crisp wind during a run, and apple picking. Though I think we went a little late in the season this year since most of the apples had already fallen from the trees, Todd and I still had a great time apple picking with my parents at Barton Orchard in Poughquag, New York. Row upon row of apple tree promised to fill our bag, with varieties like Rome, Fuji, Macintosh, Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and more. I also really wanted to venture into the five-acre corn maze, but unfortunately the day turned rainy and so we decided to just call it a day and buy some apple salsa, cherry apple butter, and both a berry pie and a pumpkin pie.

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