Autumn holds a special place in the hearts of many. It’s a time for celebration, yes, and a time to relax.
What is it about the crisp fall air that makes a slice of pie taste so much better? Why does the autumn season have so many fantastic celebrations that help the year feel more complete? These answers vary depending on the individual, but there’s one thing we can all agree on…the love for good times. Apple Hill season will be coming up sooner than you know it, ushering in all the goodness you grew up with. From picking apples to eating fresh pumpkin pie, your next family outing has perfection written all over it.
What can you do at Apple Hill farm in Placerville? Let’s count the ways!
Tasty Fun Facts About Apples
Did you know there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown right here in the United States? It’s true! There are also 7,500 grown around the world — a Hokuto apple was discovered back in 2005 by Chisato Iwasaki, blowing minds when it totaled four pounds. Apples are a popular fruit for both their cute shape and delicious taste. They’re also very healthy, chock full of vitamin C and linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Little Things You Didn’t Know About Pumpkins
The great thing about Apple Hill farm is the sheer variety that awaits you. Not only can you take a look at their apple varieties, you can also indulge in your love for pumpkins. Pumpkins are composed of 90% water and can range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000. Baked pumpkin pie seeds (with a garnish of salt for flavor) are super healthy, chock full of zinc and low in calories. Pumpkins are a classic staple in the West and have grown in North America for at least 5,000 years.
Pick Your Own Bushel Of Apples On An Orchard Tour
How do you usher in the autumn season right? By going on an orchard tour, of course! At Apple Hill farm you can grab a basket and fill it with fresh picked apples to bring home. Mix them into your homemade apple pie or try on of the fresh baked Apple Hill pies once you’re done. A fun activity for kids is to see how many apples they can pick in a short span of time. You can also test their knowledge with fun facts about apples to get them in the festive spirit!
Try Some Fresh Baked Goods For The Autumn Season
Once you’re done filling up your basket, swing by the other areas of Apple Hill farm and try their fresh baked goods. Apple donuts are a tasty treat you won’t soon forget and will be stacked next to caramel apples, apple pies, and fresh made jams. A survey asked Americans what their favorite season is — nearly 30% stated they prefer autumn over the other three, making it the most popular for several years in a row. When asked which dessert reigns supreme, pie won by a landslide compared to cake and cookies. Some things just don’t change!
Enjoy Fun Activities For Kids And Families At Apple Hill
The autumn season is filled to the brim with potential. You can enjoy the weather in style with a hot cup of cider in your hands or fill up a basket with a fresh bushel of apples. You can visit the craft show for one-of-a-kind creations or just sit down with a loved one over a slice of pie. Whatever you’ve been dreaming of all year long, see those dreams realized at Apple Hill farm. Bring your family along and make sure to snap some photos to round out the 2019 album.
The autumn season is around the corner. What could some hot, fresh Apple Hill pies do to wrap up your 2019 right?