Welcome back sunshine, I hope your day has been nothing but amazing! Thank you so much for joining me today here on Polka Dots and Peonies: The Blog, I am so so excited about today’s post! If you didn’t already know yesterday my mom and went to the Orchard, how exciting is that?!!?! I know right, tons of fun!
So every year, for as long as I can remember my mom has taking me apple picking at a local Orchard about an hour away from our house! It’s an all day even that takes place in the Klein family (I plan to continue the tradition when I have children), and even my Nana comes with us! The day consists of getting up early grabbing a coffee (possibly a snack as well) and hitting the road! My mom and I like to be some of the first people to get there that way we have better picking! HAHA We usually go in
October or late September because while picking apples we also pick out our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch! Which is probably one of my favorite parts of the day!
So now that you know the background of our days at the Orchard let’s talk about what we were doing there in July! So little to our surprise our favorite place to pick apples also has strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and green beans (to pick this time of year, but later in the season they also have an array of vegetables) and we were so excited to go and pick some fresh fruit!
Continuing on with our tradition we woke up super early, grabbed our coffee (you can’t do this trip without coffee) and hit the road! I made sure to bring the aux cord in case you were wondering! In about an hour we found ourselves pulling up to the Orchard and not too many people were there yet! One tractor had taken people out to the fields and we would be the next ones to go!
First stop, red raspberries!! I promise I was probably eating more than I was picking of these gems! I love red raspberries and when my mom told me her pint was full, mine was barely half way there! OOPS! So I decided to pick them and actually put them in the container rather my mouth! You would be surprised how fast your container fills up when you aren’t eating them!!
Raspberries, check! Next stop, strawberries! This was the part I was most looking forward too!! I absolutely LOVE garden fresh strawberries, and if you’ve never had one you’re most definitely missing out! When it came to eating the strawberries I had no shame! Every time my mom looked over at me I was shoving my face with one! Again, by the time my mom had a full basket of them I was only half way there! These bad boys were just so so good I couldn’t help but eat them! Finally I filled my basket full of the prettiest strawberries I could pick!
Now that we had both of our red fruits picked it was on to the blue one! Next wagon ride stop, blueberries! Girl if you thought your hands got stained from picking strawberries, you have another thing coming when picking blueberries! They definitely call them blueberries for a reason! I’ll be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of blueberries but when I tried these, they were so much better than the ones you buy in store, (no shock there) that I just wanted to eat them all! My mom and I worked together this time (I promise I didn’t eat as many) and filled up one box pretty quickly!
While we were waiting for the tractor to come pick us back up we started munching on black raspberries! OH MY GOSH, these were AMAZING!!! I have never tired black raspberries before this, I honestly didn’t even know they existed, but before I knew it I was shoving my mouth full of them! No surprise there! Eventually (since I liked them so much) I started picking them and putting them in my container! I just had to have some for home!
Before I knew it momma and I were paying for our fruit and heading home! We got some amazing hand-picked fruit, spent time together, and honestly just had a blast! I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post as much as I loved it!
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Love always, Chloé Danielle