As a kid, we went apple picking almost every fall with my family. As time goes, sometimes traditions stop, so this year I told Gavin I really wanted to go apple picking (I bribed him my promising to make him apple pie, so stay tuned for that). Fall is the season for apples, pumpkin, and spices. For me, there is nothing more exciting than picking fresh produce.
As seasons change so does the temperature in the air. This year, the leaves are definitely taking their time to change. I remember driving to the apple farm as a kid, bundled in my fall jacket while I stuck my head out the window looking at all the pretty coloured leaves on the trees. This year, the leaves have not even started to change colour in the southern part of Ontario, and the weather is still very humid and hot!
The best part of the day was pulling a fresh apple off the tree and taking a huge bite into it. Enjoying a fresh organic apple on a bright sunny day, what more could you ask for?
Not all the apples were ready to pick, many of them were still harvesting. The apples that were ready for picking were the Macintosh and Honey Crisp apples. They were so delicious!
Applewood farms has the cutest winery on site. They brew their own wine from their apples and produce their own apple cider as well! I needed to purchase a bottle of their apple wine because I have never tried apple wine before. We also purchased a few cans of apple cider. We tasted the wine once we got home and the apple wine was actually quite delicious. To be honest I wasn’t quite sure what to think about it, but after a few sips, it essentially tastes like aged apple juice (I know, what your thinking “Maria, wine is aged fruit essentially” I know but its just to help give you taste perspective). It’s definitely worth a try, especially if you have never had apple wine before. Doesn’t hurt to try something new!