Monday, October 28, 2019

A Trip to the Apple Orchard 🍎

Hello friends! It has been a while. Since my last post, I finished my internship and moved home, then moved back to the East Coast for a real adult job (definitely a story for another post)! Adjusting to 9-5 life has not been easy for me, especially since I spent a couple months at home applying to jobs and enjoying my last summer a little too much. So once the weekend hits, I am more than ready to relax and explore my new neighborhood.

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I drove to Silverman's Farm in Easton, CT. My manager had recommended it, and we were sure to get there bright and early to beat the rush, at around 9:30am. Thankfully, I had a doctor's appointment at 8:30am, or else we would have never gotten there that early....

When I lived in Grand Rapids, there was always Robinette's, where it was an annual tradition to go and buy apples, kettle corn, donuts, and cider, and then eat them all over the next week or so. I was so excited to find something similar near my new place! 

Parking was a breeze, and it was a short walk past the smelly pet farm to the store and orchard. We decided to not pick apples because Will and I were still feeling under the weather, but there was still lots of exploring to do! First, we looked at all of the yummy food trucks parked there, with kettle corn, sandwiches, and ice cream. 

Then, we ventured into the pumpkin patch, where there was a large variety of pumpkins to choose from - the small ones are just way too cute! I wish I had a porch to display them, but I live in an apartment. Inside the store there were so many baked goods, including muffins, whole pies, ice cream, and scones. There was also a ton of apparel, sports memorabilia, home decor, and my favorite, - local jams, preserves, and salsas. I could look at them all day. Ultimately, I bought four different kinds of apples to try a variety, and ate a different one at lunch the next week.

So much history and local love

Finally, we headed outside and purchased some hot cider, an apple cider donut, and an apple streusel. The donut was not dry at all (something that happens often with cake donuts), and it was so so yummy. The streusel was honestly just as amazing, and I'm glad Will and I decided to get two different things to try both. I think we should've asked if they could heat them up because it was cold outside, so that's a mental note for next time!
His and Hers - but actually we both ate half of each because what's the point of going with someone if you can't try more than one thing

It was his first time in an apple orchard lol
All in all, it was a great activity to do on a lazy weekend, and I'm glad we beat the rush. Next weekend, we're heading to Philly, so I will be savoring this lazy weekend with no plans! What's your favorite Fall activity?

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