There’s a place out in Virginia that we go to every year for apples, peaches, and preserves. It’s called Stribling Orchard, and you seriously could not ask for a more picturesque place to escape D.C. for a few hours.
So on Saturday morning, we hopped in the car – early – and started making the trek out into Virginia. We drove out of Maryland, through D.C., into Virginia, and battled 66, and then, slowly, the 8-lane highways merged into 6-lanes, which drifted into 4-lanes, and after about an hour, we turned onto a deserted road…only one pick-up truck in sight!
When you arrive at Stribling, you pull up into a large field, past this old cabin (which has been replaced as the living area by a much larger house) and park your car.
After grabbing our bags, a map of what apples are in season, and where they’re located from some friendly workers, we headed out into the orchard!
Be sure to grab some apple pickers to help you reach the highest boughs.
From there, the most difficult question you’ll answer all day is, “How many Golden Delicious do I want?” and “Do I have too many Grimes Golden?”
The answer? More of both, please!
It was a nice break from a city view.