Who else is insanely excited that fall is here? I remember the first fall back after having lived in Australia and it felt like magic! The trees, the colours, the cool breeze air, the delicious root and hearty foods. I was in heaven! There was a deeper level of appreciation for this nourishing and refreshing season!
On the weekend my husband and I took my two nieces, Makayla and Savannah to an apple farm in Markham. We often like to go to Organics Family Farm as they have the best selection of organic apples and they even have a section in their little store with grass-fed organic quality meats. It is also dog friendly, so we love to bring Walnut with us. They are opening back up this Friday, October 5th for picking and will have the following varieties: Crimson Crisp, Liberty, Spartan, Spencer, Ambrosia and Honey Gold.
With that all said, when we went on the weekend they were closed for picking which was a bit disappointing as I really love supporting organic any chance I can. The girls were excited though to head to another farm not too far away called Applewood Farm + Winery. If you have littles this place is so much fun! We had a blast playing on the playground, hay stacks and corn maze. They also have a tractor that you ride to head up to the pumpkin patch area where you can choose your own pumpkins. They have a variety of small or large and you get a pumpkin ticket with your entry. Next, we had so much fun apple picking (and eating a few on the way!), we picked Honey Crisp and Macintosh apples. They also had warm apple cider on the farm, and for the parents there's a cute little shop to grab a bottle of wine on your way out.
We came home with a ton of apples so I decided to make a delicious apple crisp! It turned out perfectly that I can't wait to make another batch this weekend.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Stephanie Morrison is a certified holistic nutritionist, registered yoga and meditation instructor with a passion for guiding others along their healing path. She uses a combination food, supplementation, homeopathics and lifestyle recommendations to create balance in the body and address the root cause of her clients health symptoms. She works in private clinic setting specializing in hormonal, digestive and emotional health.