One of my favorite things about the fall, aside from all the pumpkin flavored food and drinks, is apple picking. It’s the very first family activity we do in the fall, and as with many families, it’s become a much loved family tradition of ours.
We like like to visit different farms in our area each year, to support local business and to see what each of them have to offer.
This year we visited the Autumn Harvest Orchard LLC, a local farm here in Norfolk,Connecticut, owned and ran by one incredible woman. Joanne Charon plants and maintains every single one of her organic fruits and vegetables all on her own!
She welcomed us with a huge smile and even gave us a tour of her gorgeous farm. We saw where she keeps her bees (they produce some of the most delicious honey I’ve ever tasted!).
She explained with such pride, how she takes care of her fruits and veggies, AND pointed out some of the biggest apples for us to pick.
We picked a variety of apples at the farm and have already made a few yummy desserts. Our daughter made Apple Crisps and I made some Old School Candy Apples which triggered senses that took me back to my childhood.
Check out the Classic Candy Apple recipe I used, created by my very own brother, The Bronx Baker (or Luis as I’ve always known him😊)
So if you live in the Connecticut area or are planning a visit, be sure to stop by this lovely farm for some apple picking. You wont regret it.
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