Oct. 21 is National Apple Day—a fun way to celebrate your favorite fall fruit!
After I got my fill of apples and pictures, I started craving some apple cider doughnuts and decided to head back to the main area for a quick snack. The picnic tables were in a different area from the pick-your-own section, and I wasn’t quite ready to leave, so I sat on the grass to enjoy my treats. Even my dog had a bite, licking the cinnamon off her lips. Once my sweet tooth was satisfied, we hit the trail toward the corn-maze and got a closer look at the pick-your-own flowers and pumpkin patch that are opposite the apple and peach orchards. This farm is huge and has something for everyone!
The cold morning turned into a hot day, as it so often does when the seasons transition. I was glad I wore layers that could easily be taken off, but wish I had thought to bring a hat or sunscreen… or both! What else is tastier on a sunny day at a farm than homemade, seasonally flavored ice cream? I was delighted to find that Alstede Farm offers so many flavors, including pumpkin chip, apple pie, maple walnut, and apple cider doughnut… yum!
After heading home, I wanted to put my shiny, new apples to good use! I decided to relive my kindergarten Apple Day experience by making applesauce. Check out this article for apple cinnamon French toast, apple sauce fruit leather, and apple cider ice cream float recipes! If you’re craving something savory, you can try adding the apples to your salad. How are you planning to celebrate Apple Day? Will you spend a day at the farm, try a new recipe or type of apple, sip cider, or munch on apple treats? National Apple Day is a great reason to create new fall memories!