Monday, October 17, 2011

Apples & Pumpkins

Fall is arriving in Georgia. One of my absolute favorite things to do in October is to drive to the North Georgia Mountains for a visit to the apple orchards. Just uploading photos for this blog makes me happy:) My cousin Peg visited us from Houston last week so a trip was planned.
Our favorite place to visit is Ellijay, Georgia. There is an area with many, many warehouses ready to captivaate visitors.
Many varieties of apples are available for purchase. Mutsu is our favorite, but we sample and purchase many varieties.

 Not only are there fresh apples, but jellies, jams, pickles, baked goods (fried pies and apple cake are my favorites), fresh vegetables, apple cider........

Located a couple of miles  from the apple warehouses is Burt's Pumpkin Farm.

 Lots and lots of pumpkins!

 a wonderful place for families
You know from reading the sign that someone did all of these things.


Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great trip. Have a good day.

Diane said...

What fun. My daughter and her little family have helped pick apples at her husband's grandpa's farm in Idaho. They picked over 150 bushels. Then about 40 bushels of pears. Hard work but fun.

We love Pink Lady apples in our house. They make the best cider.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks like a nice day out! The peanut brittle sounds yummy!

Laura said...

That looks like so much fun.

Janice said...

We were in N Ga this week as well. We have been to the Apple Festival many times. I love Ellijay. This year we stayed in Hiawassee and went to the Ga Mountain Fall Festival. The colors were beautiful and the Apples at Mercier's Orchard were wonderful. Crispins are my favorite. Glad you had a great time.

Connie said...

Beautiful Fall photos, love all the pumpkins!

Gretchen said...

Great road trip. I'll be visiting some cider mills in MI this week. YUM!