Monday, October 15, 2012

Apple Pickin' in Apple Hill

If the title didn't give it away, I went Apple Pickin' this weekend!

A few girlfriends and I headed down the hill to Apple Hill Saturday for some of the tastiest apples around. Oh there was a pumpkin patch, beer at the brewery, fresh pie & apple cider donuts involved too.

The first farm we went to was a u pick. The owner told us where to find certain apples then let us hunt down some of the best looking apples!
At $1 a pound we couldn't go wrong. Each of us plan on making a little something different with our apples.

 I'm not sure the name of the first place, but our second stop was at Bill's Apples & Felices Dolls. Here we enjoyed a nice stroll of the grounds and sampled delicious apples!

Our third stop was at O'halloran's Apple Trail Ranch. We grabbed a wagon and a headed out to the patch and yes we each left with two medium pumpkins for $4 each! I even picked up some Indian corn for a little DIY project.

 We worked up an appetite pickin apples and pumpkins so we headed to Bohaine Apple Ranch for lunch. They're known for their pies, but I must say I had the best apple sausage ever and I'm not really a meat eater.
After Lunch
  After a tasty lunch it was time to head to the Jack Russell Brewery. The three of us split the beer flight (12 samples) and I must say there were only 3 I liked: Pumpkin Ale, Raspberry Ale and the Pale Ale.

 Before heading back to Tahoe it was our mission to pick up a dozen (or two) Apple Cider donuts. Good thing Rainbow Orchards was our next stop.

Oh .... here's me and my big green tractor.

 What a great way to spend the day with the girls. We even made it home in time for the LSU game. Apple Hill is about an hour from South Lake Tahoe located in the Sierra foothills.  Can you guess the recipe I'm sharing tomorrow? Hint: there's apples in it.

Linking up with:
Leeann at Join the Gossip, Sami at  Sami's Shenanigans & Dana at five30three for Weekend Update
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  1. SO fun! I'm going in the next week or two and can't wait!!

    1. O'halloran's Apple Trail Ranch for pumpkins is a must! We left Tahoe at 10 a.m. and had perfect timing at every location.

  2. I miss picking apples in teh fall! Looks like a super fun day!

  3. How fun! Love those mums! The colors are spectacular! Stopping by from the linkup! New follower!

  4. This looks so fun! I've never been but I always see it on others blogs (mainly people not living in Texas) and it looks like a blast!

  5. i have only heard of the amazingness of apple hill. mainly because it was where our wedding photographers who later become good friends of ours got engaged! if i lived up in norcal this is where i would go apple picking for sure