With a new crispness in the air and leaves blushing hints of colors to come, it’s time for one of our favorite fall activities.
This is the season of pumpkin patches, fall festivals and, for hubby and I, a trip to Reed Valley Orchard. The family run orchard is situated at the end of a gravel road that meanders along a lovely little creek and through gently rolling hills and pastures of bluegrass.
Nestled between Paris and Cynthiana Kentucky in a particularly scenic region of the bluegrass state populated by magnificent horse farms and historic stone fences, Reed Valley Orchard boasts 3000 trees of numerous varieties including apples, peaches, pears as well as various berries.
They sell their produce along with baked goods, canned goods and gifts in the country store.
You can purchase bags of fruit…
or grab a wagon and wander through the groves picking the fruit yourself.
Hubby and I purchased apple cider, peach nectar and a bag of mixed apples we’ll be drying; minus of course the ones that ended up in yesterday’s apple pie. For more information about Reed Valley Orchard check out their website http://www.reedvalleyorchard.com/ or find an orchard, pumpkin patch or corn maze near you; it may just become one of your favorite fall activities.