Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Picking your own Apples & Plums

Every fall we enjoy going to our local apple orchard as a family to pick apples. The boys love running in the orchard and sampling the different varieties. This season our favorite local organic orchard didn't have a crop, so they are closed for the season. Boy, you take these things for granted until they're gone! Anyway, we went on a quest for another orchard - we had to drive somewhat further, but we found the perfect orchard in the collingwood area, near the rolling hills of the scenic caves. It's called Oaklane Orchards, owned by a lovely couple that was very happy to help us out (it was a rainy and windy day, and we were the only ones brave enough to pick our own!). We were also pleasantly surprised to see that they had pear and plum trees.

We picked a bunch of plums - as you can see by this picture of my little guy, the boys enjoyed themselves despite the weather! When we got home I made several jars of plum jam, and it was quite tasty! (I added 1/2 tsp of cloves, which I think makes it extra yummy). Anyway, for anyone in the area in the same predicament, here is the contact info for the farm we went to:
Oaklane Orchards, RR 2 Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0, Clarksburg
phone: 519-599-5841

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND.
Naturopathic Doctor & Clinic Director
Vitality for Life Health Center

Vitality for Life is an integrative health clinic in Barrie, Ontario. We offer the services of a Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor and massage therapists.

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director
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