It’s Fall! And that means apple picking! In years past, we ventured up North to the large commercialized apple farms to spend an afternoon enjoying all that Fall has to offer. More recently, however, we have decided to check out some local places closer to home.
The Big Apple is a great local farm to do some apple picking. We were there mid September and were able to pick Cortland, MacIntosh and Empire. You could either take a hay ride up to the orchard from the farm store, or you could drive directly up to the orchards yourself. The actual area for picking isn’t very large which was nice because we went with a group and were able to periodically find each other. I hear the line for the hayride can get quite long so be warned.
The kids had fun pretending to ride the large tractor when we got to the orchards. Once back at the farm store, you can actually watch the apple graders sort the apples and find a hidden train. It’s a real working farm right in front of you. You can also get cold or hot cider, caramel apples, cider donuts, fudge, pickles and much more! There is a barrel with free apples for you to take for yourself as well.
All in all, a very cute find for an afternoon of apple picking. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles as some of the apple picking places up North, but we liked that there was no entrance fee and you could simply pay for the bag of apples that you pick. They also didn’t limit how many people can go into the orchard with each bag, which was nice. The farm store even had an ice cream shoppe! I hear they have fruit picking during the summer as well.
Things to note:
- PYO Apples are weekends only in Sept – call before you go
- Hayride costs an extra few bucks
- Cash and checks only – no Credit Cards
- There are no ladders and climbing trees is not allowed
- There was a porta potty up at the orchard
How to get there:
207 Arnold St, Wrentham, MA 02093