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Apple Picking

Posted on: October 13, 2011

We went apple picking at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen last weekend and I was in heaven!

I had been wanting to go for years but things always came up that postponed our trip to the following year.

First off, it was so beautiful there! Lush green trees, mountain landscape, and a historical farm. What could be better.

The boys were instantly taken with the beauty and the wide open space as well.


Besides apples, we could have picked blackberries, raspberries, pears, strawberries, and pumpkins (white and orange).

Doesn’t that apple look perfect?

Surprisingly the apple trees were not tall, or bushy. They were maybe four to six feet tall and pretty sparse; yet they still had lots of apples on them. This worked out good for little boy who could walk right up and pick the apples himself.

An added bonus was this amazing wild flower garden.

I could not get enough of these flowers.

“Mom, can we move before we get stung by a thousand bees?”

“No. Smile with the flowers.”

The last thing we did was go into the historical 1920’s General Store (which I forgot to get a picture of) that sold the most delicious apple cider. We bough a half gallon of cider and finished it within two days. It was to die for!

So basically apple picking at Riley’s Farm was so great and we will be going back every year! Seriously one of the best family outings we have ever done. Drop whatever you are doing now and drive up there. It only took us an hour but I would have driven four!


2 Responses to "Apple Picking"

Looks like so much fun!

You had me until the bees … but we will still go and just admire the wild flowers from afar. 🙂

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