Where to go apple picking around Birmingham + the easiest apple galette recipe ever

Apple picking season is among us. Photo via Scott’s Orchard’s Facebook

As soon as the first leaf turns orange and I feel a cool breeze, I’m breaking out the fall candles and recipes. Apple season in Alabama is just around the corner and you can pick your own at these orchards a short drive outside of Birmingham. We’ve even included the easiest apple galette recipe to make after you’ve gone picking.

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4 u-pick vineyards to find muscadine grapes and wine around Birmingham

My grandfather’s muscadine vines. You can see a mix of both the gold and purple—scuppernongs and muscadines.

The end of summer was always a bittersweet time for me. On one hand, growing up, it always signaled the end of a three month long vacation. But on the other hand, it signaled the start of muscadine season—something I looked forward to all year long. 

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Your Summer 2019 guide to 14 u-pick farms near Birmingham

Nothing tastes like a fresh-picked strawberry
Strawberries we picked in our garden. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Now that school’s almost out, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to a local u-pick farm. Get your cooler ready with some lunch and cold drinks, pack sunscreen, hats and bug spray, and head out for a tasty adventure.

We’ve put together the basic info for you. Be sure to call first to make sure all the details are current. Some places take cash, while others take a variety of payments.

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