Last year we made a huge batch of apple butter from apples we picked off our friend Kathy's apple tree. This year her apple tree did not produce well, so we were left looking for another apple source. We happened to find information about a public apple picking happening today at Garin Park in Hayward so we jumped on the opportunity to go on a family apple picking excursion. The orchard at Garin Park which is filled with antique apple varieties was donated to the park on the condition that the public be allowed to come pick apples from the orchard once a year and today was the day. I think everyone had a lot of fun picking apples but we could have done without the 90 degree heat. Also, sadly there was no fresh donuts and cider to be had afterward : (
Let the picking begin.
Lillian and Eric next to a "baby sized" apple tree.
Kristen and Lillian with our bushel full of apples.