Last year we went to Oak Glen for apple picking and Jadyn especially was SOOO excited. However, due to the late spring frost that year, the orchards had less than normal yields. Although we enjoyed our time at the apple farm, we were not able to actually pick apples.
This year, the crops were abundant but I didn't leave it to chance. This last Saturday both kids had 8 a.m. games so as soon as they were done we went home and changed and then headed over to one of the apple farms, almost a full in month in advance of the normal time we visit. Yes, it was hot. It is hard to do yet another "fall" activity in 85 degree weather. But, not only did the kids get to pick apples a plenty, they also picked strawberries and a pumpkin as well.
Jadyn was definitely more into it than Jake and that was extremely clear by the pictures I got of our excursion, although he did get into the strawberry picking more than the apples.
I would honestly still like to go back to the farm we went to last year just to go for a hike and buy some of their apple cider. However, maybe that can wait until it actually feels more like fall.