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Its pickin’ season and an Elkton apple orchard has been named one of the best in the United States.

Fall means pumpkins, pumpkin spice, and pickin’ those red delicious apples.

As soon as the first cool breeze runs through your hair something happens. You crave hoodies, bonfires, and any and all apple products.

Apple picking can be one of those pictures perfect experiences, until you pick too many apples and it becomes and unexpected workout.

You also wind up calling everyone in your contact list to see if they need any apples because you have no place to actually store them.

In all seriousness, apple picking can be a fun bonding experience for families and friends.

Picking the right apple orchard to pick them apples is key! Luckily, a local orchard is ranked among the best in the country.

An Elkton apple orchard recently made the list of “The 20 Best Apple Orchards In America” for 2023 put out by The Daily Meal.

“Maryland’s Milburn Orchard has been a beloved establishment since 1902. Today, run by the fourth-generation Milburns, this charmingly serene destination welcomes families from all across Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and beyond, drawn by the joy of picking their own fruit. With upwards of 20 juicy apple varieties, as well as cherries, blackberries, and succulent peaches, there’s plenty to harvest at any time of the season” according to The Daily Meal.

The Daily Meal also reports Millburn Orchard was named the best orchard in the country in a 2022 reader’s choice poll conducted by USA Today.

The Elkton apple orchard is also known for local cheeses and honey along with ice cream and delicious breakfasts.

Some New Jersey apple orchards made the list as well. See the full list here.

Millburn Orchards is located at 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921.

September hours for apple picking are Sat/Sun 9am-4pm and October hours are Sat/Sun 9am-5pm weather permitting.

Apple picking will run your $2 per person over the age of 2 years old or you can buy a season pass.

All the information for the Elkton apple orchard can be found here.

8 Fall Apple Recipes That Aren't Pie

As far as fall fruits go, the apple, in all its glorious varieties, rules the roost. Of course, when most think of apple recipes, they immediately think of apple pie. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

However, the apple is far more versatile than its often given credit. Here are eight different fall apple recipes that aren’t pie.

  • Apple Butter

    Whether you spread it on a piece of toast or eat it from a spoon, apple butter is a delightful fall treat. Plus, it’s super easy to make in a slow cooker and will make your home smell heavenly.

  • Apple Chips

    Apple chips are a tasty snack, but store-bought varieties can be pricey. Good thing you can easily make some in your oven!

  • Apple Strudel

    Just thinking about this light, flaky pastry is making our mouths water.

  • Fried Apple Cheddar Soup

    Not all apple recipes are sweet; some are savory, like this Fried Apple Cheddar Soup, which would make for a wonderful lunch on a cool fall day.

  • Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

    Not only is this Caramel Apple Cheese Ball super-easy to make, it always makes for quite the appetizer that many of your guests will devour.

  • Caramel Apple Poke Cake

    The poke cake is a very fun and tasty dessert, and the caramel apple mixture and cream cheese frosting that tops this one is the definition of *chef’s kiss.*

  • Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

    Okay, so these are pie-adjacent, but come on! Apple pie filling inside an oatmeal cookie cup? Who can resist that?!

  • Autumn Apple Sangria

    Last, but not least, kick back with this light, refreshing Autumn Apple Sangria, but sip responsibly, because it packs a punch.






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