Monday, October 5, 2009

Caramel Apples before noon...

Yesterday, My husband, myself and a friend of ours drove out to Warwick, NY to ring in the season during one of the largest street festivals I've ever been to, the 2009 Apple Festival. We woke up and drove into town early to beat the traffic, but once we hit the center of town we were astounded by the sheer number of people who had gathered:

That huge indistinguishable blob in the center of the photo? That's hundreds, possibly thousands of people.

We wandered the streets checking out all of the different artisans and making note of all the places to stop and buy things from on the way out, so we weren't lugging stuff around. I had my first apple treat by 11:00am; a huge, sticky caramel coated apple. There were so many apple foods... fritters, donuts, pies, cider, gelatto, jam, muffins... even apple stuffed pierogies!

We were even lucky enough to spot Jolly old Saint Nicholas, a sure sign that winter is on it's way.

Once we had seen all there was to see and had satisfied our craving for apple centric baked goods, we went off to the nearby Ochs Orchard and picked some apples! Now, I've never used an apple picker before so this was a first and I'm pretty sure I almost took my husband out a few times!

At the end of the day, we came back home with a few pounds of apples in various varieties (macintosh, gala, red delicious, empire and golden delicious), a big jar of fresh apple butter, a dozen fresh baked cider doughnuts, a jar of fresh honey, a gallon of cider and the curveball of the group... a jar of fire mountain salsa and garlic mustard. It was a wonderful, tasty celebration of Autumn.


  1. An apple festival? The only we had remotely similar is a beer festival and it was not so cool! I wish i have been there with you! I have never eaten a caramel apple or drunk apple sider.

  2. What a great way to celebrate Autumn!

  3. OH how fun!! I came very close to getting a caramel apple at the Harvest Festival Saturday but I didn't. Now I wish I had. lol

  4. How fun! We plan on doing our apple picking this weekend and I hope we have as much fun as you guys did!

  5. that looks like so much fun... and there is never a bad time to eat carmel apples...

  6. Oh yum. My mouth is watering over here! LOL
    What a fun way to spend a day!


  7. Wow! Sounds like a fabulous day! Carmel apples absolutely rock anytime of the day!


  8. I loved the post about the zombies!! You won an award over at my blog!!


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