Happy National Apple Month! In case you missed the massive baskets spilling over with red, orange and yellow apples at your local market, allow me to inform you – it’s apple season! And there is nothing more charming and seasonally fitting than spending an afternoon at a local orchard picking fresh apples. Apple picking allows you to learn more extensively about America’s most frequently noshed fruit. But visiting each particular farm has its own charm, history and traditions – perfect to explore as a family, or on a romantic trip for two. Roam the rows of trees and reach for your favorite variety, whether it is the gala, honeycrisp or McIntosh. And post picking, enjoy your juicy treats in a freshly made applesauce, warm pie, or, simply, on its own. This October, the trees are alive — and not just with crimson red leaves!