Apple Picking at Jaswell’s Farm

A shiny apple picked from the tree

Madeline proudly displays her conquest.

There’s nothing quite like biting an apple taken directly from the tree — so crisp, a little bit tart, and absolutely delicious.  On the advice of a friend, we decided to drive to Smithfield’s “Apple Valley” to Jaswell’s Farm. A fourth generation family farm, they have acres of apple trees you can wander through to fill up bags of apples for $1.50 per pound. Right now, cortland and macintosh apples were ripe for the picking. They also have a field to pick-your-own pumpkins and another to pick flowers. Jaswell’s is famous for their handmade candy apples and their fresh cider which is milled and pasteurized on the premises. Their daily farm stand offers a selection of locally grown and homemade baked goods, jams and produce.

Madeline loved hunting among the low branches to find the reddest apples. Needless to say, we came home with three big bags filled with 17 pounds of apples. Now, someone needs to bake some pies…

Jaswell’s Farm
pick-your-own apples and pumpkins continues through most of October
50 Swan Rd
Smithfield, RI
www.jaswellsfarm.com

3 thoughts on “Apple Picking at Jaswell’s Farm

  1. Pingback: Apple Picking and Brunch at Knight Farm « The Rhode Less Traveled: A Rhode Island Blog

  2. We’ve been going to Jaswell’s every Fall for Macouns for years. A little disappointed at the pre-bagged apples this season. East Side Marketplace has them cheaper and better. I’m no expert but seems to me the apples where in that plastic bag for some time. Will not stop me from going, maybe next year we’ll pick them ourselves to guarantee freshness.

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