Fall festivals are in full swing, and the leaves are near peak color.  The air is crisp and cool, fresh apple cider’s in the fridge, I’m even wearing flannel.  This all means it is officially my favorite time of the year.

Two weeks ago we did our first apple picking of the season at Golden Harvest Farms.  No baked goods came of it – just some tart, sweet snacks for the next week – but rest assured there are more apples to come, and hopefully a crisp, crumble or even pie along with them.

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If the apples look a little worse for wear, they are.  The area was hit with a bad hale storm which damaged a lot of them.  There were still good ones to be found – you just had to venture deeper into the orchard and push through some layers of branches to find them.

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