Millburn Orchards

We spent an afternoon in an apple wonderland.

We learned how the workers harvest apples with soft-bottom canvas bags that they empty into large wooden crates.

And how the apples go through the “washing machine” and down the conveyor belt through packaging and boxing.

We visited the barnyard and met plenty of peculiar creatures, including these acrobatic goats (check out that white one doing a jig on the beam),

and these hole-digging chickens. Are we looking at an escape attempt here?

We had a great hay ride through a beautiful forest.

We learned the history of apples in the U.S. from Johnny Appleseed.

We visited the pumpkin patch.

At the very end, we even got to pick an apple from a tree.

I learned so much today. But I still have one question–what’s this here fruit?


7 responses to “Millburn Orchards

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. We have a farm near here that has the tree goats in it too. Its the kids favorite part of the pumpkin patch! 🙂

  2. we love to go to Millburns when we visit Phil’s family! He grew up about 10 minutes from there. They have the best apple cider donuts, Yum!

  3. Looks like another great find in this cool, Fall air! The kids look great with mommy!

  4. Your family does the coolest things – on a consistent basis! What wonderful experiences you’re giving them together!!

  5. Whoa! Those goats are brave! Love the pumpkin patch photos! I’m hoping we can take a little trip to the north within the next week to a pumpkin patch that we love to go to. We don’t have anything local…they don’t grow very well here in our hot summers. Looks like you all had tons of fun!

  6. We LOVE Millburn Orchards!!

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