I liked the laid back atmosphere at Littletree Orchards right away. There were fresh cider donuts and apple cider, hot or cold, available self-serve in the barn. We had a look at the map of the orchard and headed out with a couple 1/2 bushel bags in hand.
Check out the nest (above) I spotted in one of the trees. Those smart birds must be living like kings!
It was interesting to see the so many varieties of apples available. It seemed that we had arrived a little late in the season, but I also overheard that this year's crop was a fairly small one. I didn't end up pick a whole lot, but it sure put me the mood to bake. You'll be sure to be reading about it soon.
Northern Spys (below) are said to be great for making hard cider.
The Asian pears (below) were crisp and juicy, but on the small side.
This is a great field trip for children of all ages!