Apple Picking at The White House Farm

Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich

Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich

Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich
Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich
Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich

Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich
Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich
Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich

Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich
Apple picking at the white house farm in norwich

I have a love/hate relationship with apples. They’re available pretty much all year long here in England and Rich has been buying bags of them more or less every week for weeks and even possibly years. Now, I know they say one apple a day keeps the doctor away and that’s probably true but surely whoever said that didn’t mean an apple a day every day for your entire existence! As you might have guessed, I ended up growing sick of them quite quickly and letting Rich eating them on his own. Instead I tried very hard to only purchase fruits that were in season so I would never get a chance to get bored of them. In case you’re wondering, it worked! I no longer hate apples.

This season, they’re making their big return and I’m actually quite excited about it. After all, they’re packed with benefits. They boost your immune system, give you whiter teeth and are low in calories so they’re good if you’re trying to control your weight a little. 

To embrace fully their return, I decided to make a little bit of a autumnal adventure out of it. Rich and I went to this Pick-Your-Own fruit farm in Norwich called the White House Farm. I previously blogged about it in this post when we went picking various berries back in June. It’s a beautiful and magical place to be, and especially when you’re there completely on your own. We gambled happily in the orchard, picking the most beautiful apples we could find and plotting which scrumptious recipes we’d use them for. So far, it’s a close tie between apple turnovers, apple & pear compotes or jam and apple crumble. Watch this space, the best recipes will make their way to the blog! 


  • Hannah Layford
    12th October 2014

    Lovely post! That scarf looks so cosy

    Hannah xx

  • stephanie thy.
    12th October 2014

    Oh look at all those apples. I vote for jam and apple crumble!
    I have that kind of relationship with bananas because bananas are always available down here in Australia. Got sick of them, but now I no longer hate it

  • Stephanie Lincoln
    12th October 2014

    I love apple picking! We're going tomorrow. The farm we're going to still has some late summer berries and also a pumpkin patch, so I'm pretty excited! Also, I love your scarf!

  • Valerie
    12th October 2014

    Thanks! It was a Christmas present from my boyfriend. It's from ASOS 🙂

  • Valerie
    12th October 2014

    haha I'm taking note! Jam and apple crumble 😉 xx

  • Valerie
    12th October 2014

    Thanks Stephanie! It's from ASOS. Have fun apple picking tomorrow! I'd loooove to go to a pumping patch. Sounds awesome. xx

  • Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen
    13th October 2014

    What a lovely trip! I've never been apple picking, but it looks like so much fun!

  • Aurélie
    13th October 2014

    I went apple picking last weekend as well. I had so much fun and the apples were so juicy.

  • Shy
    14th October 2014

    I have never really loved apples (unless in pie form) but I have found the fresh ones to be so so so much better than store bought. How long can you get out and pick fresh apples in England? We have like a 30 second window to get a ripe apple off a tree here in my part of Canada! haha

  • Megan Denton
    14th October 2014

    Poor apples, they are always around and overlooked for spunkier fruits. Plus they seem so mediocre since being mentioned as the example for the letter "A" since childhood.

  • Tee | Rotten One
    14th October 2014

    Great apple picking photos – perfect for Autumn! 🙂

    http://www.rotten-one.com

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