We are looking forward to our trip next month to southern Vermont! Fall is my favorite season in New England. The leaves should be spectacular, and if we are lucky, we will be able to go apple picking.
If we are really lucky, we may even pick up another kind of Apple!
This year marks the 7th annual Apple to iPods promotion by the Vermont Department of Tourism.
Specially-marked wooden apples are hidden in 15 pick-your-own apple orchards all over the state.
If you find one of the unique wooden apples, you’ll win an Apple iPod or iPad!
Vermont has nearly 4,000 acres of commercial apple orchards. You can find popular varieties, as well as the esoteric: McIntosh, Red Delicious, Macoun, Empire, Cortland, Red Astercan, Vista Bella, Paula Red, Strawberry, Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Northern Spy, Cortland, Wealthy, Baldwin, Wolf River, Jona Gold, Pound Sweet, Spencer, Jersey Sweet, Twenty Ounce, Spartan and Pumpkin Apple.… even the names are evocative!
Some of the pick-your-own orchards offer fresh cider and donuts, and some have their own cider mills.
Fresh juicy apples, as a snack, and baked into apple pie are a fall tradition in our family.
A list of participating orchards and more details on the contest are available from the Vermont Department of Tourism.
Hat tip to Jaunted.