Apple Picking at Stribling Orchard (Northern Virginia)

Hey, guys! Happy Halloween weekend! Have you ever been apple picking?

So for the longest time we have wanted to go picking–fresh fruit anything–from local farms near us, but we always seem to miss the picking schedule. We just literally missed peach picking so I definitely didn’t want to miss Fall apple picking. There are seriously so many fall activities to choose from here in Northern Virginia, all you need is an afternoon and some willing participants! LOL.. my family is trying to get out more so I’m so happy we all decided to go apple picking as a family since we’ve never been.  It was such a great experience to share together. I like seriously had THE BEST time! I will definitely want to do this every year!

For our first apple picking we went to Stribling Orchard (it was the only orchard still admitting for apple picking this late into October). Since 1819, six generations of Stribling have raised fruit on the land. Their peaches are available from mid-July through mid-August; their apples from mid-August through early November. The have fresh cider and pumpkins starting in mid-September, too. They have a Harvest House on the land where you can buy cider, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, local cheese and eggs, Virginia peanuts, and freshly baked goods.

The apple varieties that were available for picking were red delicious, gold delicious (yellow), and York (blue). I believe they also have MacIntosh (white), Grimes Golden (white, yellow), Jonathan, Royal Gala, and Fuji to name a few, but since they peak at different times throughout the season we’d missed those. We got a bushel of red delicious, gold delicious (yellow), which I have already made apple pie with as their perfect for baking and eating. We also shared some of our pickings with our neighbors! The orchard is open 9am – 5pm, July – November (closed Mondays except Labor and Columbus Days). Stribling Orchard is located at 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, VA. For more info, visit

Apple picking is such a fun family activity and it was definitely a fun family experience we will never forget. The orchard is so beautiful and seeing other families out there enjoying the beautiful orchard on a perfect fall Virginia day was just amazing!

What fun activity are you planning this Fall?

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    October 27, 2017 10:41 am

    This looks like a fun time

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 10:59 am

    Thank you! It was!!! xo

    October 27, 2017 11:02 am

    I’ve always wanted to go apple picking!

    always creating™ blog
    October 28, 2017 7:03 am

    You should definitely check it out, Kelly! It’s so so fun!!!

    StushiGal Style
    October 27, 2017 12:20 pm

    This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. It’s so perfect for this time of year. What an awesome thing to share with your daughter!

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 2:53 pm

    I would definitely recommend it! It’s so so fun! I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I’m glad we did it!!!

    NK iMODE
    October 27, 2017 12:31 pm

    Looks like so much fun and great to be outdoors!

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 2:53 pm

    It truly was, thanks so much!💗💗

    October 27, 2017 1:26 pm

    Apple picking is always a fun time!

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 2:54 pm

    It’s so so fun!!!

    Tuana Schumacher
    October 27, 2017 1:37 pm

    You both are so cute!!! Love this share

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 2:55 pm

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your reading! 💗💗

    October 27, 2017 7:04 pm

    Omg I love apple picking. It’s so much fun!

    always creating™ blog
    October 27, 2017 9:53 pm

    So so fun!!! you should definitely cross it off your bucket list!!! xo

    October 27, 2017 9:59 pm

    I’ve never done this before and I am obsessed with apples! Gotta find an orchard in Texas

    always creating™ blog
    October 28, 2017 6:36 am

    Yes, definitely do! It was amazing!!!

    October 27, 2017 10:30 pm

    What a fun day! I’d love to go on a hayride

    always creating™ blog
    October 28, 2017 6:38 am

    oh, that sounds fun too!!! Thanks, Melissa!

    Dom Baza
    October 28, 2017 1:14 am

    Aww now I want to go apple picking! This looks so much fun and love all the special memories you have shared with us 😊

    always creating™ blog
    October 28, 2017 6:41 am

    Aww, thanks so much!!! I’m glad you liked the pics… get out there and pick some apples, it’s so fun!!!

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