Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Apple Tree - Our Trip to Chudleighs Farm

This past weekend we decided to enjoy some autumn activities with the minions and their cousins. We went out to Chudleighs Farm (in Milton about a 45 minute drive from Toronto) for the hay maze, slides, petting zoo, apple picking and tractor rides.  It was a little chilly, but we enjoyed some hot apple cider to warm us up.  Cost for admission is $12 a person (free if you're three and under) or you can buy a family pack for admission of four people for $42.  You can pick your own apples or buy them at the store along with cider, pies and their famous apple blossoms.  There are only two more weekends to pick your own apples, as the orchard closes November 2nd.  

Chudleigh's Farm Moose
Molly and the Moose

Chudleigh's Farm Petting zoo
Jack and dad at the petting Zoo

Chudleigh's Farm Petting Zoo
The girls at the petting zoo

Chudleigh's Farm Apple Picking
Apple Picking

Chudleigh's Farm
Playground and slides

Everyone had a blast despite the nip in the air.  This trip was more expensive then our trip to Archibalds earlier this year, but the kids had a great time chasing after their cousins, so I'd go again next year. 

 I made my first batch of home made apple sauce in the slow cooker last night thanks to some McIntosh Apples we bought from Chudleighs store (it is too late in the season to pick McIntosh).

Home Made Apple Sauce Recipe:
10 apples peeled, cored and sliced into small pieces
1 table spoon of cinnamon
1/2 a cup brown sugar
1/2 a cup water
Heat on low for 3 hours and then mush with potato masher or cool and puree in a blender depending on your desired texture.
(the recipe was good, but a little rich...add some granola and it would taste like apple crumble.  Next time I'll lighten up on the sugar and cinnamon a touch)

To look at other Greater Toronto Harvest activities we've enjoyed in the past you can check out my pictures and thoughts on Downeys FarmArchibalds and The Royal Winter Fair (coming this November).

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