Travel & Culture

Apple Picking in New England

Can you believe it? I’ve been in New England for six years and have never been apple picking before! Becca wanted to hang out at a farm, and I went along with it, cause why not?

We went to two farms: Carver Hill Orchard and Small Farm.

Carver Hill Orchard had some vegetables and apples, so we went there first. It’s about a 50 minute drive west of Boston. They had two sections of vegetable patches that had eggplants, tomatoes, and bell peppers.

I have some friends who grow small gardens in their kitchens or on their balconies. Sometimes I dream about growing my own garden, but then I think about how I managed to kill a cactus and the dream bursts into little bubbles.

You can’t go to a farm during the fall and not get some apple cider donuts and drinks!

Finally, onto some apple picking! Becca had so much fun picking apples and eating them on the go. I prefer my apples to be washed, skinned, and cut because I have this fear that I’ll lose my teeth if I bite into an apple. Does anybody else have this fear too?

We decided to bake an apple crumble together once I come back from Washington, D.C. for Columbus Day weekend. Back in middle school, there was a girl named Sarah who made this amazing apple crumble. I’d always ask her with a sheepish grin, “Sarah, is there any… apple crumble left?” She moved away during high school, and I have not found an apple crumble – heck, apple anything – that lives up to her apple crumble. So hopefully Becca and I are successful in making THE BEST APPLE CRUMBLE EVER.

For all the vegetables and fruit we bought, it ended up being around $14 per person.Whoa, right?!

The second farm we went to was Small Farm, which had more flowers and some herbs. I’ve always been meh about flowers because I never remember to water them and it makes me sad when they die. This farm had lots of beautiful flowers, and I couldn’t resist picking my own bouquet. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures of my bouquet and it’s halfway to death already… so here’s a picture of a butterfly from the farm.

Have you guys ever been to farms? Do you guys enjoy going to farms? Let me know in the comments below what you do on farms!

-Juliet

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