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Orchard Exploration

September 23rd, 2015

Today is the first day of fall which means it’s officially apple picking season! We know that pumpkin seems to be the top runner in fall produce these days, but we think apples should get just as much spotlight too. Here in the Lexington area we not only have one great, local orchard — we have two! Have you ever been to Evans Orchard or Boyds Orchard? They’re both absolutely fantastic and so much fun!

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The Evans Orchard Farm Market opens in May with beautiful hanging baskets and fresh, homegrown strawberries within just a matter of days. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find our Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of perfection for the best flavor and nutritional value.

We grow over 20 acres of peaches, apples, and pears and more than 20 acres of farm-fresh vegetable.

While you are in the Gift Store, be sure to sample our delicious, creamy homemade fudge, and try the apple cider donuts or perhaps a fried apple pie, along with a special glass of our own yummy apple cider! We also have lots of jams and jellies, honey, gifts, candles, and toys!

Plan to stay awhile and include a visit to the Sweet Apple Café and Bakery for a hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken sandwich, rib-eye sandwich, pulled pork cooked with our own apples, ice cream, apple dumplings, or something else from our tasty menu!

For more information click here to visit their website!

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The Boyd’s of Boyd Orchards, 5th generation fruit growers hailing from Southern Illinois, bring their many years of experience in growing delicious produce and agri-entertainment.  Come on out and experience family fun at its finest on our neatly kept farm in Versailles, KY!

Children of all ages love our large and unique playground – big slides, a pirate ship, and even a hay castle!  There is so much to do the little ones never want to leave!  We offer high quality fruits and vegetables of the season including U-Pick Strawberries, Blackberries, and Apples!  During the fall we also have hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, an animal center, corn maze and bonfire areas for group events.  Our Apple Blossom Cafe offers seasonal treats and our Gift Shop has unique products for all occasions.

For more information and hours click here to visit their website!

We’re so excited to go apple picking! The weather will be perfect for it this weekend. Will we see you there?

 

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