Every September we load the kids in the van and pick apples at this local orchard. And, every September I come home with armfuls of stuff. Apples (multiple kinds – Fuji, McIntosh, Staymon Winesap – and multiple forms – apple dumplings, apple butter, apple cider, dried apples), pumpkins (and pumpkin bread and pumpkin butter), honey (the kids especially like the live bees behind glass in the back of the store), Indian corn, various gourds, squash, turnips – you name it, I buy it, much to my wife’s dismay… Wouldn’t have it any other way.