Straight to the Source: Apples & Pumpkins Ripe for the Pickin' | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Straight to the Source: Apples & Pumpkins Ripe for the Pickin'

Corn mazes, hay rides, fresh pressed cider and pumpkins galore! It's that time of the year y'all; fall, is here. What better way to quench your thirst for all things apple, than going straight to the source? There's no place like an orchard or pumpkin patch to get you in the mood for autumn, and there's nothing that compares to the fruit you'll find there. Don't even think about grabbing a bunch from the supermarket for your next pie, cobbler or crisp; their dull and mealy flesh have nothing on the firm and sweet varieties you can find on the farm. There you'll come across heirlooms and others you may never get the chance to sample elsewhere: Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Cortland, Idareds and many, many more. Now that's what I call Slow Food.

Fun for the whole family, it's the perfect way to spend a Saturday in October and an even better way to support your local economy. So get out and explore the farms of Mississippi! ...Wagon's awatin'.

Online Resources:

All About Apples (MS)
Pick Your Own (MS)

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