Happy fall! While our weather still feels a bit summery, we are all about the apples at the farmers market right now. We are so lucky to have some truly awesome orchards in the greater DC region. One of our favorites is Black Rock Orchard from Lineboro, Md., found at our neighborhood markets (Falls Church on Saturdays, Westover on Sundays) every weekend. They grow a wide variety of apples and the kids and I love discovering which ones are new each week. Our current apple-crush-of-the-week is the Ruby Jon, a delicious semi-sweet and, as implied by the name, ruby red apple.
I also love discovering new books featuring apples, and below are a couple of our favorites to inspire you and your little ones to 1) go apple picking and 2) bake something scrumptious!
Apple by Nikki McClure
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Allison Sarnoff Soffer
You can find some of our favorite places to pick apples in Virginia here.
How have you enjoyed your apples lately?