Fun Fall Festivities

One of the greatest things to do in the fall is to go apple picking!  Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of making apple picking an event in your calendar this year.

Apple picking is great for any group.  Whether you’ve got a group of students (pumpkin picking is good for super young ones!), a family (picking apples with the family blog post), youth groups, work “events”, church groups, or other group events, apple picking is a great activity for fall!

The most common excuses for any event have to do with time and money.  With apple picking, the time commitment isn’t great, it’s not a weekend retreat or big road trip (in most cases).  It’s also not a huge financial expense.  Typically you can pick a bag of apples starting at $0.60/lb.

After you’ve spent the morning picking apples, you can cook them or eat them together.  There are recipes as abundant as the apples in the trees on the internet for what you can do with apples.  From apple cakes and apple pies, to applesauce and apple muffins, there are tons of things you can do with your apples.  Of course, the best is just eating them as they are!

It’s a great opportunity to have fun outside your group’s natural environment.  It’s not threatening, challenging or a big activity, individuals of all ages can have fun doing it.

It’s great for bonding too.  As you are walking the tree lines you can talk about the latest work project, about what’s going on in your families or about what how you’re growing in your life.

Two great resources for apple picking are the Pick Your Own website and Local Harvest website.

Go out there and pick some yummy apples!  Share your favorite apple picking location, and experiences, below!

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