We had the opportunity to pick apples this weekend. Date Creek Ranch, which is located about 20 miles outside of Wickenburg, AZ, had their 50th anniversary this weekend. Each Labor Day weekend they allow the public to come and pick their own apples. We wanted to go last year, and were planning on going one the 2nd day, but they announced that all their trees were picked before we had an opportunity to go so this time we made sure we got up early and made it up there in plenty of time, we were the 2nd family there.
Keeping in mind I've never had the opportunity to pick fresh apples before, this was a fun adventure. Doodles went along with us as did my mom. It was a nice morning, the weather was beautiful, for late summer in Arizona.
I made sure we had our own containers to bring the apples home in, they did have boxes to use, but I wasn't sure if we would be able to take them home. And not having picked apples before, I figured I'd just bring our own baskets. I knew I wanted to make a bunch of different types canned apples, so I made sure we filled up our two baskets. Well, uh hum, 80 lbs later, I think we have enough apples to make a bunch of different types of canned apples!
You could say I got a little overzealous!! It's s good thing I love apples!
I'll share pictures and recipes!
M & S