The high point of our weekly photo shoot last week, besides the coffee and muffin in Brooklyn (not NY) and a great lunch at a new mini-brewery in town, was a stop at a local orchard. Julie wanted some cider and we were kind of close to US 12 (the highway that runs from Detroit to Oregon) so we swung around to Flavor Fruit Farms. Actually it wasn’t that close nor that easy as I made a couple of wrong turns, but it was worth it.
On week-ends this is one busy place in the fall, but during the week we could stroll around without bumping into anyone. I didn’t buy any apples because I am waiting for Northern Spies; they come on a little later and make the best apple pie.
I bought some cider and a half dozen pumpkin donuts for husband and me. I can usually say no to donuts but life is too short to not enjoy cider and donuts once every fall. The cider is unpasteurized so the last of it is sitting in the frig until it gets a little nip.
Dawn has focused on farm markets and mom&pop operations for this week’s lingering look at architecture. I enjoy visiting and buying from the family run orchards and farm markets. It strengthens community. You can add your pics by going to: