We took a field trip to Appel Happel to pick apples!
We learned about apples.
There was a short presentation about apples and how they grow on the trees and the parts inside.
We got to compare the different varieties.
We got watch and try an old-fashioned apple press and taste the juice.
It was really crowded. We’re patiently waiting our turn.
We got to see all the apples inside the coolers.
A funny sign inside the warehouse.
We were anxious to pick apples!
The rows had handwritten signs to show the different apple varieties.
Pretty ripe apples
It was fun exploring the different apples.
Tori checks the apples for bruises or holes.
Alex looks for the best apple.
Wheelbarrows are fun and quicker to get to the end of the rows.
Here’s a crate of apples we collected.
Time for treats after all that hard work! Cakes, muffins, and unfiltered apple juice.
There are 15 different kinds of apples to pick from August to October!
Apple varieties: Delba, Santana, Elstar, Gala, Cox Orangen, Rubinette, Berlepsch, Boskoop, Pinova, Topas, Jonagold, Wellant, Fuji, Braeburn, Birnen, Zwetschen
You get wheelbarrows to pick apples. The apples are then weighed and you pay. It’s best to bring your own bags or crate to carry them home.
The shop sells other great produce and products like fresh baked goods and apple drinks.
There’s an apple fest one weekend in September.
Open Door Day offers kids’ activities in October.
Appel Happel is about an hour from Ramstein and 1.5 hours from Spangdahlem.