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.

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