picking apples at wilson’s orchard

On Saturday we went to Wilson’s Orchard for the first time and it was the perfect way to kick off my autumn fever!

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

ΔΔ I’ve been seeing mums for sale everywhere I go lately and every year I get super giddy when I see them for the first time – fall is sooo close! ΔΔ

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

ΔΔ When we walked into the apple barn, the best smell in the entire world hit us in the face… baking apples! Apple pie, apple turnovers and apple donuts. Oh my, I was in heaven. Honestly, is there a better smell than apples baking in the oven? And the donuts were to. die. for. ΔΔ

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

ΔΔ Part of the reason I loved this orchard so much is because you can pick your own apples! We met a man in the apple barn who gave us a map and pointed out all the spots where we’d find the best apples. Then he gave us a basket and let us explore from there – it was so fun to walk through the rows of apple trees, reading which variety each one was, when each one ripens, and how each one can be used. We ended up picking 21 pounds of the Song of September variety – these apples are semi sweet and semi tart which makes them perfect for both munching and baking! I’ll be canning half of our loot into apple pie filling and the rest we’re eating fresh – soo delicious! ΔΔ

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

ΔΔ I fell in love with more than just the apple trees on this orchard’s property. Don’t you want to lay under this oak tree and read a book for hours? ΔΔ

Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City, Iowa

ΔΔ We even found a couple pumpkins that’re ripe and ready to become jack-o-lanterns! I love seeing little kids hunt the patch for the biggest pumpkin and then proudly carry it back to mom and dad. Some families even had wagons for the littles to pull their pickings back to the apple barn. It was the sweetest. ΔΔ

Are you ready for fall or still soaking up the summer? What’s your favorite part of fall? 

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