It’s apple picking season which means plenty of family fun for everyone. Our original plan was to wait for another couple of weeks and tackle the trees at the end of September, but after calling Avalon Orchards in Innisfil, we were informed that do to the warm weather we had in March and then the late frost that occurred in April, pickings were slimmer than in previous years. Her recommendation was to come soon and so we did.
Last weekend I packed the kids up and stayed at Carriage Ridge Resort for a night before making our way to the apple orchards. We had a nice stay in one of their roomy suites and dined at Abbott’s in Craighurst for dinner. The kids were so excited that they woke me up bright and early and so we piled in the car and made our way to Avalon for their opening at 10:00 a.m.
Organic cider, picked apples, preserves, pickles and other goodies can be purchased inside the barn. Once you arrive, you have the option of using one of their wagons. I recommend bringing your own bags as they charge for their plastic bags.
We all had a fantastic time, including my 12-month-old son. If you have ever wondered whether you should bring your baby apple picking, I put together 10 good reasons why you should go.
Apple picking is definitely a must-do this autumn and with the early crop I recommend going sooner rather than later as there are only a couple of weeks left in the season. For more information on Avalon Orchards check out their website, or check your local listings for an orchard close to you.