Friday, October 14, 2011

Make it an Apple Picking Weekend!

Pumpkins at Rose Orchards
'Tis the season to pick apples. And pears. And pumpkins. And if you need a weekend out of the city and a super adorable 365 year old family run orchard to visit, fire up that Zip Car and hit 95 headed towards Rose Orchards in Branford, CT...

Antique Tractor climbers
In the interest of full disclosure my high school English teacher's family owns the orchard, but as fond as I am for my former teacher, the orchard is certifiably awesome all on its own. How is it awesome? Let us count the ways...

Pear Tree

5) Apples, Pumpkins and Pears, oh my!: This isn't just a pick your own apples spot. They have pears and pumpkins, too.

Rose Orchards Pumpkin Pie

4) Homemade pie a la mode: Yes, oh, yes! Homemade pie + rich and creamy vanilla custard = win.

3) Corn maze: Just the right size for wandering, but not so big that you'll embarrass yourself by getting lost and calling 911.

2) Pumpkin head!: Jack the Pumpkin King look alike buzzes around on a John Deere. Seriously, pumpkin head is so fast that it was hard to get a good snap of him riding by.

1) LLAMAS!!: Who doesn't love llamas?! Especially llamas that you can watch while eating pie.


The farm market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.
The Creamery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm.

And after some apple picking get some New Haven pizza on the trip back.

Rose Orchards
33 Branford Rd,
North Branford, CT 06471


Anonymous said...

That pumpkin picture is totally pornographic. Gimme!!

Ice Cream Lover said...

You have to try the frozen custard. Rich, creamy and totally wonderful.
Last weekend I tried chocolate custard dipped in the cherry topping. It was like a candy cordial.