Monday, October 24, 2011
It's fall, which means lots of fall activities around here (and everywhere!). We went apple picking a while back at Marker-Miller Orchard with some friends and had a great time. They use integrated pest management which means they do use some pesticides but they make a serious attempt to use every means possible to keep from resorting to them.
The orchard itself was beautiful, clean, and chill. They have a market with a bakery and produce area, a wine shop with tastings :) and a big playground by the picnic pavilion. The big draw is the apple picking, which is the way it ought to be. We got sucked into trying the big farm carnival for strawberries and it was just not my bag. There is plenty to do here with the apple picking, wine, market, and playground - we could have stayed longer and probably come another day and the kids would have continued to have a blast. No need for bouncy things and petting zoos...
The kids were able to play and hang out on the floor next to the tasting bar while we tried something like 25 different fruit wines! Some were good, some pretty sweet, and some a little odd, but it was a fun time.
We will be back here next year!