Apple Picking: A Magical Autumn Experience

Apple picking on a crisp, autumn morning is nothing short of magical. The very notion of spending a day amidst laughter, surrounded by nature’s bounty, and enveloped in the sweet fragrance of ripe apples has the power to elevate anyone’s mood.

Your apple-picking adventure commences with a delightful hayride, transporting you deep into the heart of the orchard. Rows upon rows of apple-laden trees stretch before you, inviting you to embark on a joyful treasure hunt.

With a trusty bag or sack in hand, you’re fully equipped for the day’s delightful escapade. And to crown it all, a steaming cup of freshly pressed apple cider awaits as a heartwarming reward when it’s time to bid the orchard farewell.

Apple Picking: A Magical Autumn Experience

The Sweet Bounty: Cleaning Your Apple Picking Harvest

Returning home with a haul of freshly picked apples is a triumphant moment, but before you dive into your treasure trove, a bit of TLC is in order. Begin by giving your apples a gentle rinse under cool, running water. This simple step helps remove any lingering dust or residue from the orchard, ensuring your apples are clean and ready for whatever culinary adventure awaits.

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A Taste of Tradition: Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe

For a taste of pure autumn bliss, why not whip up a batch of homemade apple sauce? This recipe, a cherished family secret passed down through generations, transforms your freshly picked apples into a velvety, aromatic delight.

You will need:

8 apples

1/2 cup water with 1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

Optional Flavoring: nutmeg, cinnamon, grated lemon rind or juice

Serves: 8 people

Begin by washing, peeling, coring and slicing your apples, add them to pot with the water, cover and cook until apples are tender. Add sugar, while hot. Simmer just long enough to melt the sugar. Stir and mash by hand until smooth.  Enjoy!

Apple Picking: A Day of Orchard Adventures

Keeping the Crispness: Proper Picked Apple Storage

Now that you’ve relished the joy of apple picking and savored the fruits of your labor, it’s essential to ensure your apple bounty lasts. Proper storage is key to maintaining their crispness and flavor. Store your apples in a cool, dark place—like your refrigerator’s crisper drawer or a cool cellar—for optimal longevity. Apples can last several weeks to a few months when stored correctly, allowing you to enjoy their crispness well into the season.

Apple Picking: A Day of Orchard Adventures

A Fresh, Clean Finish to Apple Picking 

As the day of apple picking comes to a close, there’s one final touch to complete your orchard adventure. Before you release your apples from their trusty sack, take a moment to clean your kitchen area with EarthSential’s food-safe all-purpose cleaner. This natural, eco-friendly cleaner not only ensures a pristine workspace but also embodies the spirit of your day—celebrating the beauty of nature and embracing clean, sustainable living.

In the end, apple picking isn’t just about harvesting apples; it’s about creating cherished memories, enjoying delicious homemade treats, and savoring the beauty of the season. So, as you savor your apple creations, take a moment to reflect on the joy-filled day and the wonderful flavors of fall that await you with every bite.

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