Fall is such a beautiful time of year here in Ontario and we try to make the most of it. What better way to celebrate the harvest season than picking apples! We had the chance to do just that last month when we visited the famous Chudleigh’s Farm in Milton, Ontario.
We had an absolute blast walking around the property, having lunch, picking apples and visiting some farm animals.
We were invited to a harvest lunch to celebrate Chudleigh’s 50th anniversary and treated to some of their new savoury blossoms – mac and cheese, butter chicken, pulled pork, etc. So delicious and baked right on site from scratch!
We even got to meet Scott Chudleigh, who was just a little tot when his parents started the business in 1967.
Lunch was capped off with one of their famous Apple Blossoms. Yum!
We were super excited to pick some apples to take home with us and do a little baking too. They were just starting to get their first apples of the season while we were there.
We hopped on a wagon and headed out to the orchards to pick some of their delicious “Sunrise” apples.
Lucy caught on quickly to how much fun it is to pick your own apples…
…although putting them into the bag may have been her favourite part, ha!
They have so many beautiful varieties of apples that are ready at different times from mid-August to mid-October. We definitely need to come back to pick some “Honeycrisp” apples later this month!
There are also great play areas for the kiddos – a sandbox, corn maze and this huge hay playground with giant slides, towers and bridges.
Lucy was right in there with the hay bales.
And again…more putting things in the Chudleigh’s apple bag, ha!
She saw a little boy bouncing on the big tractors and could hardly wait for her turn.
She was fearless on this tire horse too. Oh boy.
There were plenty of friendly farm animals too.
They all had these adorable red barn enclosures with signs saying their names and a little about them.
It was a great way for kids to get up close with these farm animals and learn more about them.
I was also super excited to see these “vacation hives” they had set up for the bees that help pollinate the apple blossoms.
This was our first year taking Lucy to pick apples and she had so much fun. I can see this becoming an annual family tradition. Thank you Chudleigh’s for inviting us out and making such a lovely fall memory for us.