A couple weeks ago I took the kids apple picking at Larriland Farms in Woodbine, Maryland. We were originally planning to visit Gardenhour Orchards, but they ended apple picking early this year.
We got to Larriland Farms about 11 AM and the parking lot by the barn was empty. I wasn’t sure if we had to walk to the Orchard or if we could drive. Luckily there are signs posted with instructions.
We drove from the barn to the orchard. The little man loved driving by the little lake.
When we got to the Orchard there were only a couple of cars in the parking lot. I put Miss E in the umbrella stroller and the little man helped me push her.
As you enter the orchard you can get bags at the carts and directions to the different types of apples. We decided to pick the apples for eating so headed in that direction.
On our way the little man found some rocks and had fun playing in the dirt.
When we finally reached the apples, the little man was so excited. We picked just over a pound of apples as we explored the orchard.
By the time we were done the little man was tired and didn’t want to walk anymore.
If you’re going apple picking with little people here are a few tips from our experience.
Tips for Apple Picking
Don’t bring the umbrella stroller
It’s difficult to push the stroller through the tall grass around the trees. If you need to bring something for a little one to ride in I would recommend a wagon.
Bring A Cut up Apple
As soon as we were done picking apples my little man wanted to eat one. He doesn’t do the best eating a whole apple. By bringing a precut apple I could had him a baggie of apple slices to eat on the car ride home.
How Many Apples?
Don’t pick more apples than you will be able to use. Watch how many apples you pick, at most orchards you pay per pound. I found that the prices at Larriland Farms seemed to be high. There was not any money saving by picking our own apples.
Have you taken your kids Apple Picking? What tips would you add to the list?