Autumn Harvest

With the fall comes Halloween, with a build up to the holidays, and weeks if not months of annual traditions. Apple and pumpkin picking have become a family favorite, and this year, Siella was begging to go for weeks. Finally last weekend, we managed to squeeze in a few hours for a drive out to the country. The weather felt more like summer than fall, but even though it was super late in the season for apples, but we managed to have another fun day spent at Longmeadow Farm.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

We stumbled upon Longmeadow Farm two years ago, on a trip home from Kalahari Resorts. Jason was headed out of town that week, so I started to Google apple picking while driving. Coincidentally, Longmeadow was the next exit. The quaint farm is no frills, without large indoor markets, apple cider or donuts (well, no donuts is a bummer), but the acres and variety of apples and pumpkins easily make up for it. And even as late as it is in October, we still filled a bin to the rim with apples of all types.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

Ryder has become quite the picker, always managing to score apples high up in the trees!

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

Siella made sure to taste test each variety before putting them in the basket.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

We normally pick apples and pumpkins on separate weekends, but no time for that this year. That was fine, because there were tons of pumpkins, and lots of gourds too. Gemma was obsessed with the gourds, so much so that we ended up with more gourds than apples this time around!

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

Gemma found the smallest gourd and added it to her collection.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

Look at how many pumpkins we picked!
Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm Our trip wouldn’t have been complete without a little run through the corn maze, and our obligatory photo in front of the barn!

Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow FarmApple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow FarmApple and Pumpkin Picking at Longmeadow Farm

I’m so happy to check off this fall family activity off our list, because I afraid we were going to miss apples and pumpkins for the first time since having kids. Now we just need to find the time to carve all these pumpkins before tomorrow. In the meantime, I am planning on surprising the kids with a homemade apple pie when they get home from school today! I just need to take a deep breath and enjoy all of our Halloween festivities, because after that, it’s onto holiday prep gear!

With all this warm weather, the leaves have yet to change color in NYC, but I guess I can still say it- Happy Autumn!

 

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18 thoughts on “Autumn Harvest”

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    These kinds of adventures are EXACTLY why I love fall! There’s nothing better than apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, and corn mazes. All the fall things are fun!

  2. I’m with Gemma. Gourds are the coolest! I love them almost more than pumpkins. It sounds like you guys had a great time!

  3. Such a fun family activity for fall. We never miss our annual apple and pumpkin picking, which happens to include fresh donuts made by our local orchard.

  4. Your kids are the cutest! They sure enjoyed the trip to Long Meadow Farm! We used to do that too when the kids were young. It was such a fun activity for the whole family!

  5. This looks like such a fun time for the whole family! I LOVE fall events like this, they are the best and what I look forward to most during this time of year. I love your pretty pictures!

  6. You guys are adorable! I’m glad you had so much fun picking apples and pumpkins. The kids seem to have an awesome day! It’s really nice when you get to go out and enjoy this with the kids.

  7. Looks like a fun filled day! It’s been a long time since I went apple picking. It’s always so much fun when you have the whole family around with you.

  8. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    We did this last weekend and it was so much fun for the kids! The experience is definitely for them and that’s why I make it a point to take them to a pumpkin patch every year.

  9. What a fun tradition for a family! We need to take advantage of the fact that it’s finally starting to feel like autumn here. Apple picking would be such a great way to celebrate.

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