Apple Picking

Apple Picking

These cool crisp autumn days, have me humming a bushel and peck with a hug around the neck, which inspires me to go Apple Picking. Grab a bucket and join us a we explore North Georgia’s Apple Orchards and pick us a bushel and a peck.

 I love all the fall festivities, which includes apple picking. There is just something about pick in your own fruit start from the tree that satisfies me to my core( ha ha pun intended) . Fall is undoubted my favorite season, of the year. If you had asked me when I was a kid I would have said summer, but now little older and wiser, Fall is the correct answer for me. The earth is starting to cool off, the leaves are starting to change, all the bugs are dying off and there is a slight nip in the air.I love all the fall festivities, which includes apple picking. There is just something about pick in your own fruit start from the tree that satisfies me to my core. We have decided to visit B.J. Reece Orchards for our apple picking adventure. Apple picking season is August 26- October 29th, during the week they are open 9am-6pm, (which is less crowded) everyone 2 years and older pays a $2 per person entry fee. Then you can purchase the bag size that you want to pick and take home.  They offer a $7 half peck bag, a $12 peck bag and a $20 half bushel bag for u-pick. You can mix and match all the varieties so you get some for all your recipes. They grown 20 different varieties of apples to pick, over 120 acres. Some of the varieties I saw were  Red & Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Pink Lady, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Fuji, Cameo, Winesap, Honey Crisp, Gala, Jonagold, Arkansas Black, Gold Rush, Pinata, Ambrosia & Yates. If you ask me favorite type of apple, Granny Smith’s are it, closely followed  by Pink Lady’s then Gala. You may have notice all of my favorites were listed, which makes me happy, happy! If you are like me, you will want to walk way out into the orchards so you can get great pictures, without tons of people photo bombing you. Plus I noticed the fruit is not as picked over the further out you go.  So just go for a lazy like walk with your special someone, you can holds hands, talk  and pick only the best looking apples that catch your eye along the way. 
If you are looking more for a family adventure there is no shortage of entertainment here. They have pig races, a train ride, apple cannons, a petting zoo, pony rides and zip lines so there is plenty to keep kids of all ages occupied.  They also have a small store for pre packed bushels or pecks, along with some tasty ciders, apple butters, pastries and pies. So for me the best part of apple picking is making a homemade apple pie when you get home. I  like to use mix of Granny Smith and Pink Lady’s. I also love to top it with cheddar cheese for a more savory flavor.  This is a family tradition, as my father loved to have his apple pie with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. If you plan to top with ice cream  a la mode you can omit, or cut back on the amount the cheese topping on the lattice top crust. Be sure to check out our apple pie recipe link where:  http://jenron-designs.com/cheddar-cheese-crust-apple-pie/ ‎you will not be disappointed. 

Also be sure to check out our upcoming apple inspired table setting, at a Bushel & Peck (click to link) for all the details. Along with our hot apple toddy segment for your evening cocktail hour!!! Here is a quick sneak peak at the room before this post releases next week, since this month is everything apple!!

56 Comments

  1. Oh I love to go Apple Picking and I noticed you linked a few recipes to this post, checking them out now.

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  7. Is it still the corerect season to do this? I so want to go do this but I am not sure of the harvesting dates in my area. You have such fun ideas, I need to subscribe so I am not on the tail end of the season, I want to know all about it first!

    • I think Apple Picking in GA ended two weekends ago mis October I believe, so you may want to check your local orchard to see what the dates for your area would be. Yes please sign up, you get the insider scoop before it hit the blog, so you would be the first to know.

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  16. Aw, this was a very nice post. I would love to do this but I procrastinate alot and certainly do not seem to get something done. LOL

  17. We just did this too, I will have to check out you linked recipe ideas, so I know what to do with all these apples.

  18. Great idea, I love how you always have great seasonal adventures. Do you travel a lot? I bet you do it right would love to hear more about it.

    • Thanks Tiffany, we used to travel a lot in our younger days….LOL. Pre blog and most social media, we went to a lot of fun places maybe I will dust off the old photo albums and see what I can come up with after the new year 😉

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  21. Oh I love a good orchard, do they horses to ride upon? Here, we usually ride though the orchards, but be wary for the low lying branches, oh yea be picking ones self up.

  22. You alway offer up such fun ideas for each of the seasons. I bet you are an absolute joy to be around, I would give anything to be in your tribe and call you one of my bff’s .

  23. Now I see where the Apple Table setting idea came from, thanks for linking these posts. I now see the whole picture!

  24. You made some good points here about the joy of Apple Picking. You are quite regarded on the web for the inspiration that most people will go on this season.

  25. You posts have inspired us to do a family Apple Picking adventure, we will check our area a see what is on the agenda.

  26. I am living through your pictures, we do not have any apple fields near us, I can however show you a killer corn maze 😉

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  28. I just took my family Apple Picking too! It was really a lot of fun! Now I will check out your recipe ideas from your trip.

  29. Oh we just went Apple picking too and had so much fun. We drove down from TN to the Blue Ridge/ Ellijay area. I saw signs for your specific orchard, but with the kids we had to take the first orchard we came too. “Are we there yet?” oh brother.

  30. You have a great post here and the pictures are pretty good too. Thanks for sharing.

  31. It’s so laborious to goggle out knowledgeable folks, on this type of activity, but you sounded like you knew what you were talking about! Thanks for recommending this great weekend adventure.

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  33. I love going apple picking and such great high to post about. Nice links to you recipes from this post too. Great job!

  34. I just stumbled upon you site after looking for something fun to do as a fall adventure for the weekend. This is a great idea except today it is raining here, maybe next weekend. I book marked it so I can make my way back to it later.

  35. Jen, I am so glad you featured one of my favorite fall pass times. I love this post on Apple Picking thanks for share your family traditions with your readers.

  36. We went apple picking this season too. However my littles were not very into it, they preferred the tractor ride, bouncy house and the apple sling shots. Heck I even like the apple sling shots those were fun!

  37. Great post! I love fresh apples I wish there was an orchard nearby,but sadly we are not in apple country anymore. When I was kid we used to go to upstate New York and apple pick, such a fond childhood memory.

  38. Our kids loved doing this when they were little. Now it’s time to take the grandkids, and nana will make them a apple pie. I appreciate all your fall inspirations.

  39. I love that you posted about apple picking. We used to do this every year as kids, I need to carve out some time to make this happen with my children this year. Thanks for reminding me how to make those childhood memories.

  40. ooooohhhhh I love apple picking, it is so fall and the perfect day date. Your pictures are fantastic and I will link over to the recipes.

  41. I love to go apple picking too. The air is just fresher in the mountains, and it makes me feel free from the drudge of life. Beautiful pictures, it feel like I was right there with you guys.

  42. I love that you go apple picking every fall. My family used to own an orchard many moons ago, and I know how much those families depend on patrons like yourself. Thank you for writing a piece about this fall activity, and focusing the importance of supporting local farmers in your area. God bless.

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  45. Thanks for this inspirational post. We’ve lived in Chattanooga for three years and this is the first I’ve heard about doing this! It’s now on our calendar for this weekend. Pura vida Penny

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