Monday, August 15, 2011

Orchard Gonna Say Apple?

Crow Mountain Orchard in Fackler, Alabama has built a reputation for selling some of the finest fruit in the Southeast. 25000 apple trees including 25 2,500 peach and nectarine trees including the popular freestone varieties, Indian Cling, and white peach, 2 acres of seedless grapes in six varieties. There are 7 varieties each of pears and plums that start ripening in mid-July and my favorite thing that can be found at the Orchard seasonally... Fresh CIDER.

It was time for a trip. It's apple season, ya know?
A roadtrip it was! To the Orchard! The roadtrip is half the fun!
I call shotgun!

It's easy to appreciate the country drive to the orchard.....
Country Roads.

Gorgeous Working Farmland....

As well as vegetable farms....these are soybeans!

These views will someday be a thing of the past. I think its why I appreciate it so....

From the bridge we are on, we can see the railroad bridge over the creek.

Our bridge is a piece of art in and of itself...
See that mountain over there? That's Crow Mountain!
That fresh mountain air guarantee's some good fruit!

After some twist and turns up the mountain road, we arrive to the Orchard!
Just look around at the gorgeous fresh fruits! Its a place to take it all in....

Beautiful, right?
Well, lets not forget why we came.....
Nature's Bounty!

I can't wait to get it home! Healthy after school snacks and desserts are in my family's future!
Be sure to visit Plates and Places for the recipe for Leighta Fudd's Apple Cake!

Crow Mountain Orchard
6236 County Road 39
Fackler, AL 35746-5010
(256) 437-9254

Open 7 days a week
8:00 to 5:00
call for available fruits


Miss Kitty said...

Hi Leigh! I am almost 60 years old and have lived all my life in Alabama and have never heard of Crow Mountain and it's fruits. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos and narrative about your trip there. I have an "Alabama bucket list" and I'm adding this to it.

Mari said...

I love all the pictures in this post! So beautiful!

carol ann said...

Beautiful! I wish I lived close by the orchard. Everything looks so delicious:)

Jane said...

Beautiful photos!!! I had no idea that apples were ready this early. That's one thing I miss here in central FL...the peaches, apples, etc...fresh from the orchards. The scent of peach jam and cobblers, applesauce, apple butter, and apple cakes are wafting through my mind.... I just might need to take a trip north...
Jane (Artfully Graced)