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Tips For Apple Picking With Kids

Grab your wagon and your wellies — it’s time to hit the orchard.

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Pick the right apple orchard.

Look for an established farm with a diversity of varieties. Consider farming practices — is it organic? — as well as proximity, pricing, and whether they have other offerings available, like a café, a pumpkin patch or hay rides.

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Know your varieties.

Every apple season is a little different, and most orchards grow many different varieties, so check the apple orchard's website or social media page for up-to-date info about which varieties will be ripe when you plan to go apple picking.