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Apple Picking

Apple Picking

With Labor Day behind us, it’s time to take advantage of our summer anniversary sale. Shop Piper and Dune’s Sales Collection, and enter promotional code SALE35 to receive 35% off. Fall in New England is a magical time for family fun! It’s time to break out those toasty sweaters and socks and put the car in drive. New England’s tranquil small towns offer hundreds of outdoor activities featuring everything from hayrides to cider to pumpkins and apples by the peck, bushel and u-pick, plus a wide variety of other goodies like jams & jellies. You’ll find everything you’d expect an apple orchard to look like and offer in that old-time way!

There are literally hundreds of wonderful orchards to choose from. If you are wondering, check out’s list of their top 13 orchards. If you are selective about the variety you want to pick, be sure to look up the orchard online to determine if they grow the variety you are looking for. 

Orchards are so much more than a place to pick fresh fruit, they are a destination. In my family, we love the cider, donuts, hay rides, pumpkins and live music even more than the apples! Those delicious little cider donuts remind me of my old neighbor, Mrs. Geiger. She was the best! She served all the kids in our neighborhood home-made donuts on Halloween night each year. Just the smell of them brings me back...

The apple harvest in New England runs through early November (depending on your state), so don’t miss your chance to seize the season. The juicy apples and rich flavor makes a great pie. Here’s a link to Ina Garten’s apple pie which I’ve made many times and it’s delicious!  Don’t forget to stop by your favorite dairy farm too for some farm fresh vanilla ice cream to top your pie.

Enjoy your outing and … Explore What Excites You!


Chris and The Piper and Dune Family


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