We had the best time apple picking on Saturday! We went to A&M Farm Orchard in Midland! It was the best orchard I have ever seen! I also thought the pick your own price of $1.00 per pound was great! Typically I am paying $4-$5 for a 2 lb bag of apples!
Here is a picture of the boys getting ready to go apple picking. We made sure to bring our boots in case of mud and were very glad we did. Little boys seem to be drawn to the mud puddles!
We had an apple picking group of 7 people, including my in-laws,our nephew, and my family of 4! We checked in at the apple house and were given 5 gallon buckets with plastic bags to put our apples in. Each bucket held roughly 20 pounds. We got 3 buckets just for us to pick.
He is Ian determine to carry his own bucket up the hill to the apple orchard.
The first apples we picked were Melrose apples. Typically honey crisp are our favorites, but now that I have tried Melrose apples, they are my new favorite! They are sweet and crisp and probably the best apples I have ever had!
Here is Bryson picking his first apple!
The boys had no problem jumping in on their hunt to find apples to pick! I love that the trees were low enough for the boys to freely pick the apples of their choice.
Group photo of the “boys” off to pick apples.
Ian ate all 5 of the apples he picked. He was all excited in this picture as I was cleaning off an apple for him to eat!
This is Ian coming back with his second apple to eat!
Our family photo taken at the orchard. Of course Ian is onto apple number three at this point!
Ian is on either apple number 3 or 4 here!
Look at all the great apples in the tree!
One the way back down from the orchard! We had a total of 4 full buckets!
Everyone working at A&M Farm Orchard was so helpful and friendly! Even after I told them how much Ian had eaten (he was finishing apple #5 as we walked into the apple house!). We brought home 70 pounds of apples Saturday! I will be sharing plenty of apple recipes and storage options over the next two weeks!
Be sure to check out A&M Farm Orchard website here for more information about the orchard. We drove a little under an hour to get there and it was completely worth the drive. The Apple House offered already picked apples as well as amazing apple cider, caramel apples, and other apple goods!