9.21.2008

Apple Picking At Stribling Orchard

Apples at Stribling Orchard

All the apples I picked (kidding)

As part of the hurricane wine tasting adventure earlier this month, we waited til the clouds parted and visited the historic Stribling Orchard for apple picking. It's a beautiful and enormous property just off I-66 in Markham, Va. We left with about three pecks of fruit, and I'm checking in on Cookthink for ideas to use them up.

The first official day of fall is Monday, and according to Stribling's site, apple cider and pumpkins will be ready next weekend. I also picked up some of their blackberry preserves and rhubarb-raspberry jam.

Interested in apple picking? Here's a list of apple orchards in the northern part of Virginia.

Metrocurean photos

3 comments:

capitalspice said...

Naked Mountain Winery and Stribling Orchard (or Hartland Orchard, which is also in Markham) make for a GREAT afternoon trip from DC - we go out there every fall for some apple picking.

Next time you're in the area, you should check out Three Fox Vineyards - it's just off of Route 17 in Delaplane...I think it's the exit just before Markham as you head west on 66.

Amanda said...

Made an apple pie last night. =)

I'll have to check out Three Fox next. Thanks, capitalspice!

Dusty said...

The photos look wonderful. I am so going apple picking next weekend!