I love summer so much but one of the things I enjoy about the beginning of Fall is taking the kids apple picking 🙂 We are lucky enough to have a couple local farms to choose from. Our first trip this year was to Willow View Farms. We actually managed to get there on opening day for apples and plums. It is such a fun place to visit. There is the cutest little general store where you can get delicious apple cider slushies, pies, syrups, fresh corn, potatoes, adorable crocheted toques and so on! Later into the fall there is a petting zoo, hayrides and a pumpkin patch that opens so you can guarantee this won’t be our last trip of the season. We usually visit quite a few times as the kids love running around, picking their own fruit (and later choosing their pumpkins), feeding the chickens and petting all the animals! It is a great place for a family outing, you can easily make a day of it. There is a covered picnic area where you can bring lunch and a big climb on play area for kids. I love this farm because it is family run and you do not have to pay any sore of admission to get in, you just pay for the fruit you pick.
*Update: Since I wrote this post, Willow View Farms actually had a devastating fire that destroyed their country store and cooler building!! They have managed to reopen for U-pick, but if you are thinking about visiting I would recommend checking out their website for updates! Wishing them a speedy rebuild! They can probably use local support now more than ever 🙂
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