Apple Picking in Skagit Valley

For the past few years, I've yearned to go apple picking. In my hometown of Virginia Beach, it's a popular fall activity to travel three hours to Charlottesville and pick apples at Carter Mountain Orchard. Despite my desire to go, my schedule was always too busy for the trip. Back in October, Michael and I had the bright idea to find an apple orchard near Seattle, and my dream of picking juicy apples finally came to fruition!

On a gloomy Saturday, we drove an hour and a half North to Jones Creek Farm in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The farm had pumpkins, pears, and a huge variety of apples. We parked at the base of a gorgeous mountain, grabbed two plastic bags from the cashier, and made our way into the orchard.

We had a blast! The weather was perfect, the apples were overflowing and delicious, and we even made small talk with a few fellow visitors. After picking a few pounds each, we made our way to the cashier and paid for our loot.

On our way back to Seattle, we stopped at Eagle Haven Winery to indulge in a wine tasting. We tried so many interesting wines. Blueberry and apple were my favorites! We were the only visitors at the winery, so we were able to converse freely with the bartender. We purchased a bottle of apple wine before heading home.

Our experience at Jones Creek Farm was fantastic. I'm definitely planning on going apple picking at Carter Mountain Orchard this fall!