National Apple Day falls on Saturday, October 21 this year. It’s an annual celebration of one of the world’s most popular fruits. Did you know that apples have been around for centuries, first cultivated back in 6500 BC? A symbol of knowledge and health, apples are the beloved fruit of many thanks to their sweet and juicy flavor and crunchy texture.
There are many ways to celebrate National Apple Day, from activities like baking pies and mulling cider to visiting your local Grand Rapids apple orchard. Here are some great ways to mark this special fall holiday.
Visit an Apple Orchard
A visit to an apple orchard is one of the best ways to celebrate National Apple Day. Not only can you pick your own apples here at Robinette’s, you can take a hay ride, or visit the petting zoo. The Apple Haus features a bakery, lunch counter and eating area, cider mill, home-grown fresh fruits, and lots of other tasty treats. Let your nose guide you as you take in the delicious aroma of pumpkin spice donuts baking, or check out the many Michigan-made products to give as gifts.
Bake an Apple Pie
Make memories in the kitchen with your kids as you bake an apple pie. Here’s a simple recipe.
You will need:
- One box refrigerated pie crust
- 6 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about six medium apples)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Heat oven to 425°F.
- Place pie crust in nine-inch glass pie plate, pressing firmly against the side and bottom.
- In large bowl, mix filling ingredients, then spoon onto pie plate.
- Place the second crust on top, wrapping extra top crust under the bottom crust edge.
- Press edges together to seal, then flute.
- Cut slits or shapes on top crust for ventilation and decoration.
- Bake 40 minutes.
- Cool on cooling rack before serving.
Make Apple Crafts
Crafting is a fun way to pass the time. Here’s an easy activity to try with your small children.
Paper Plate and Pom Pom Apple Core Craft
You will need:
- Small paper plate
- Red, white, green, and black pom poms
- Craft stick
- Apply glue to the plate and form a circle around the edge with the red pom poms.
- Glue the white ones towards the middle of the paper plate.
- Glue a few small back pom poms right in the middle, on top of the white pom poms, to resemble the seeds.
- Put glue on one end of the craft stick, placing the paper plate on top.
- Glue a green pom pom onto the craft stick to resemble a leaf.
Come Visit Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery This Fall
Celebrate National Apple Day with us here at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, conveniently located at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids. Give us a call at (800) 400-8100 or shop online today. We are your friendliest destination in Grand Rapids for the tastiest apples and so much more.