Sunday, September 16, 2012

Apples and Honey for a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah starts tonight, and yesterday Marc and I took the kids for our annual apple picking (well, almost annual, there have been a couple of off years). It's traditional to toast the Jewish new year by dipping apples in honey. The apple plate and honey dish above, wedding gifts from Marc's Grandma Helen, make me so happy to use each year, that I wanted to share it with you all.

True, apple picking is horribly uneconomical, and I definitely get that, but what I'm paying for is the experience. It's not just a Stober family tradition, it's a "fall in New England" tradition, and orchards around here are packed with both apples and people to pick them. We've tried a lot of different places over the years, but our friends the Heinsteins told us about Tougas Family Farm, and we went there for the second time yesterday. And ran into the Heinsteins on our way in. :)

In the slideshow below, you can see some of our apple (and other) picking adventures over the years. Shana tova u'metukah! A good and sweet year to all those who celebrate. And even if you don't - try dipping your apples in some honey - you won't regret it.

1 comment:

  1. We love Tougas as well! I'm not sure that we're going to make it there this year but it's definitely my favorite spot. We went to the Big Apple in Wrentham over the weekend and it was SOO packed that we really couldn't enjoy it as much as I would have liked. Such is life I suppose when everyone and their brother try to go apple picking over just a few weekends!