Wanted to go early this year since last year was nightmare with a 3 year old and crowds. This year with the pup being 4 and it not being too crowed the over all experience was a success.
They were only picking 2 apples and 1 pear none of which were good baking apples so that was disappointing. However the apples were plentiful, ripe and delicious. The pears (Asian) were hard and not nearly ripe so we didn't pick many of them. Hoping in a few days they will ripen so I can make my "famous" upside down caramel pear tart.
Pup had blast in the hay maze and climbing the hay pyramid. Went on a really tame pony ride. He was thrilled to be able to get into the pen with the goats and sheep and loved seeing the baby bunnies.
Indulged in gelato. Pup had chocolate, DH had 1/2 coffee and 1/2 pistachio and I had the caramel crunch. Mine was horrible and very artificial tasting. The coffee was wonderful with a true coffee flavor and the pistachio was subtle but delicious. We then picked up some local goat cheese, tomatoes and peppers all which were wonderful, the cheese especially.
We also bought a still warm peach melba pie which smelled wonderful and looked gorgeous with a sprinkling of sliced almonds on top. However after dinner when we cut into it was almost inedible with a a fake orangey-peach colored gelatinous glue inside and so sweet your teeth hurt. The peach tasted and looked like they had been previously frozen.