Apple of my eye
First up: apple picking! Did you know that Washington supplies 60 percent of the nation’s apple supply? From sweet lunch-box apples to tart apples for pies, at this time of year you can find varieties for any occasion. There are tons of family-friendly orchards to visit — just be sure to bring baskets for collecting the sweet bounty and rubber boots for puddle stomping.
In addition to picking apples, there are many fun apple harvest events and activities in Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound. Attractions include cider pressing, pie-baking contests, apple-fritter purveying and more.
Once you’ve brought your harvest home, engage the kids in baking one of these delicious apple recipes, from a fall-themed breakfast hash to caramel apple pie.