No season has a flavor palette like fall. The autumn staples of cinnamon, nutmeg, spiced cider, apples, butternut squash and pumpkin are virtually sacrilegious in any other season. Needing my autumn food fix early, I ventured out to Homestead Farm this weekend to go apple picking. So many apple varieties, so little time.
Homestead Farm is a family-owned farm in Poolesville, MD. You will need a car to get there. The farm showcases many varieties of apples, with the rows of trees signed with their variety (I preferred Braeburn and Cameo to Pink Ladies and Fuji, but to each his own). The process is simple: you just grab a basket and head out picking. You are charged by weight. In addition to apple trees, the farm has a pumpkin patch, farm animals and a general store filled with mixes and spreads. Here are some lovely pictures:
Most pictures are from Homestead’s website. Forgot my camera!
EXHALE. It’s a breath of fresh air to get out of the city for a bit. The general store sells caramel apples if you want a snack, and Rocklands Farm sells more produce right down the road (on Montevideo Drive, right next to the one-car bridge). It felt like autumn and it didn’t feel like DC, which was a welcome change for a day. Check it out!
Homestead Farm, 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837