On Saturday we headed outside the city to pick apples at Attracted 2 Apples. My kids haven’t stopped talking about our visits to the orchards in Kelowna since our vacation last month. They loved picking their own fruit and scouting out the “best trees”. This little farm, just outside of Sherwood Park, is as close to a BC orchard as I could have imagined. The girls loved identifying all the different types of apples (there’s 12!), sampling each kind, choosing the very best apples from each tree and trying some complimentary fresh squeezed apple juice. The hosts, Frank and Lynn, take great pride in their orchard, and it shows. It’s a gem in the Edmonton area, and definitely deserves a visit before the picking season is over- which is most likely around the end of the month. Definitely add it to your fall bucket-list, we now have 10 lbs of apples that will be baked into a couple pies, cut up and put into lunches and also turned into apple sauce. They are the yummiest, freshest apples you’ll try this year (and they’re even grown organically). Starting at $2/lb, they’re decently priced and it’s worth the experience just to head out and have your kids pick their own food ( just make sure they pace themselves- it’s easy to end up with was more apples then you could ever need- they’re just too fun to pick!)
The Attracted 2 Apples website as all the info you need, along with the easy instructions to find them east of the city. Budget about 20 minutes driving time from the east side of Edmonton, and budget about an hour to pick your apples and enjoy walking about the orchard. Don’t forget bug spray, cash for payment and a way of bringing the apples home ( we brought simple reusable shopping bags). Enjoy!