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How Bout’ Them Apples?

As a kid, one of my favorite parts about late summer / fall in Ohio was going to an orchard to get fresh apples.  A few weekends ago I got to introduce my kids to this tradition when we visited Crossroad Orchard, located on State Route 725 just West of Miamisburg, Ohio.

We had a great time at the orchard.  The kids were amazed at the impressive sight of row after row of apple trees with branches drooping under the weight of ripening fruit.   We saw sweet apples, bitter apples, red, yellow and green apples, tart apples, big apples, and any other kind of apple that exists – it was fascinating.

We learned that the orchard inspects the apples that are for sale at the end of every day.  Those did not sell, are reevaluated and either washed and polished again or discarded.  The focus on delivering quality was apparent.

And the taste… delicious.  We have been back 3 times in the 10 days since our first visit.  My kids are eating whole apples, and asking for them as a snack.  Not only have we purchased more apples, but also home grown tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, and the most perfect squash I have seen.  We bought a few gallons of homemade cider as well.  Wow is fresh apple cider tasty!

If you are seeking a fun and inexpensive activity for your family, take a few hours and head out to an apple orchard or farm market near you.  They are all over the place here in Ohio.  Should you live south of Dayton, check out Crossroad Orchard.

Thanks to the great people at Crossroad, who helped to make our first visit and subsequent ones so much fun.


Open seven days a week from 10:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M.

8040 Upper Miamisburg Rd map
Miamisburg, OH


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