Fall Apple Picking

Fall Apple Picking

It’s the time of year when our air gets crisp and the leaves start to turn. Growing up in Tallahassee we didn’t really have much in the way of a change of season so I really do appreciate the fall, even if it means colder weather is coming. I like to take this time to enjoy the weather outside and luckily living in south offers so many fun things to do.


I decided to make a special trip with my oldest son, just the two of us. We drove up to BJ Reece Apple Orchard, and boy did we have a great time. Apple picking season in Georgia starts the last week in August and lasts until the end of October so make sure to plan your trip during this time.

 After we finished our apple picking we headed to the main building to find some more goodies. They have so many varieties of apples, and a full section of fresh seasonal produce. But the best part is ALL the apple goods you can buy. They had everything from fresh apple hand-made pies, apple cider, bushels of apples, to apple chips, you name it – they’ve got it. My favorite treat ended up being, the apple cider sour cream donuts paired with a little styrofoam cup of hot apple cider. Fall is officially here and I couldn’t be happier.

The BJ Reece Orchard has so many great varieties of Apples to choose from and they are best picked at certain dates. Here is a list from their website:

  • Rome Beauty – September 15

  • Staymen Winesap – September 15

  • Cameo – October 1

  • Winecrisp – October 1

  • Shizuka – October 1

  • Candy Crisp – October 1

  • Braeburn – October 1

  • Gold Rush – October 15

  • Arkansas Black – October 15

  • Granny Smith – October 15

  • Pink Ladies – October 15

  • Yates – October 15

  • Fuji – October 15

Not only did they have tons of apples to pick but they also have the cutest little petting zoo. We also got a chance to see a ton of fresh pumpkins and even passed a huge field of sunflowers too. We are so lucky to be so close to the North Georgia Mountains, there is so much to do in the great outdoors nearby us. We also visited Burt’s Pumpkin Patch while we were there, another huge farm operation that’s perfect for picking any kind of pumpkin or gourd you can imagine.

Now that we had all of these fresh apples, I couldn’t wait to start on some great fall recipes. I made an Apple Buttermilk Skillet for dessert– and let me tell you, it was delicious. Let me know what apple recipes you love to use in the fall and any other fall things you love doing with your family. Check out our video below to see more of our adventure!

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