October 5, 2008
…Apples are, that is. I went apple picking with a friend and found myself coming home with 25lbs of deliciousness, and a tub of peanut butter caramel apple dip. Moments like this make me fall in love with Pennsylvania again and again.
The HoneyCrisps weren’t ripened yet, and the Macs seemed almost totally picked clean. I did score a couple Macs on the way out of the orchard, but mostly loaded up on Red Delicious, which I usually don’t like but I tried one in the orchard and it was intensely good, Staymen Winesap, and a handful of Golden Delicious because they are apparently “excellent” for sauce. Never made sauce, so we shall see.
We went to Linvilla Orchards, about 30min outside of Philadelphia. Next weekend I’m planning another pick your own excursion with another friend – location yet to be determined.
Are you picking your own, this autumn?