The Farm at Swan’s Trail offers apples ripe for the picking. Photo credit: JiaYing Grygiel
Go apple picking
You know what they say, an apple a day.… The Farm at Swan’s Trail (7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish) offers Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples in its U-pick orchard. Kids learn to twist, not pull, the apple stem off the branch. Low branches make the fruit easy to reach.
Unlike picking itty-bitty berries, picking apples is instant gratification. It doesn’t take long to pick a couple of bags full, as you’ll discover when you head back to weigh (and pay for) your haul. Apple season began in mid-September, so don’t wait. Get ideas on where to get pickin'.