Want to pick your own apples?
I’ve made it a tradition to take my children apple picking every year.
We usually have to get all bundled up in our Fall sweaters to make the trek out to the orchard but we’ll be going in our shorts and T-shirts this year. If you’d like to do the same with your family or daycare children, we’ve compiled a list of some Ottawa-area orchards just for you –
1480 County Road 32, Crysler
Harvest Moon Orchard
4625 Carp Rd (Carp)
1182 Kilmarnock Road, Jasper (between Smiths Falls & Merrickville)
http://www.kilmarnockorchard.ca/ 613-284-9843 or 613-283-8964
Log Cabin Orchard
6121 Cabin Rd (Osgoode)
10175 Clark Road, Mountain (near Kemptville)
Orleans Fruit Farm
1399 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans
Pine Hill Orchard
1818 St Felix Rd, Bourget
101 Herzberg Road, Ottawa
Please note that Dekok Family Berry Farm has closed their apple orchard this year due to crop failure.
And don’t forget to pick up some fresh apple cider on your way out too! I’ll be drinking mine with ice this year, rather than warm. Delish!
We have apple and tree dies at the office also if you’d like to build on the apple theme and create some resources out of foam, felt or paper. Our current newsletter is filled with apple-themed songs, rhymes and activities to help you along.
If you’re not able to make it out to the office for die cutting, but are attending a CCPRN children’s event soon – let us know and we can bring prepared Fall die cut bags for purchase!