Last week in South Texas I wasn’t feeling very into fall. The weather was warm and I was enjoying the sun. This weekend back in the North I was thrown into Fall weather and I loved it!
We spent Saturday doing the Tri-State Tough Mudder (race review to come soon!) then Sunday we took our bruised and sore bodies to do some apple picking in Warwick, NY. To celebrate P and I’s 3rd anniversary we spent the day taste testing many apples… and some wine at the Warwick Winery. I highly recommend the winery and apple farm to any one in the area. It’s the best of both world. The farm started producing hard apple cider years ago then expanded to gin and wine. Lots of apples, live music and fun! I’ve never been apple picking before, maybe we just don’t have any apple farms in Oklahoma.
Mid October is late season for apples. Late season apples are as follows:
- Ashmead Kernal
- Autumn Gala
- Belle de Boskoop
- Beni Shogun
- Crispin (Mutsu)
- Gold Rush
- Golden Delicious
- Northern Spy
- Pink Lady
- Spy Gold
- Winesap (Stayman)
Have you even heard of half of those?!?!?! It was so much fun to get to test taste so many different types. We even found some new favorites.
I can’t wait to make an apple pie with these Baldwin apples, sort of tart sort of sweet. Perfect for a pie!
I got several golden delicious apples so I can test out a new homemade apple sauce recipe. Plus they are P’s favorite.
My favorite new find is the Beni-Shogun’s, sweet and crisp. There is nothing better than a crisp apple in my book. This apple is similar in taste to a Fuji but a crisper texture.
We filled that bag to the brim… So many apples to bake with
After apple picking and wine tasting we went to a local farm stand to pick up some late summer corn and other local vegetables. My number one score was a brussle sprout stalk, which I have never seen in real life.
Words can not express my happiness when I saw it!!!
After this weekend I’m ready for fall, bring on the comfy sweaters and hot chocolate.
Have you ever gone apple picking? What is your favorite apple?