Dreaming of that perfect fall day? The air is crisp, the sun is shining, and you're dressing in a cozy outfit strolling through lines of apple trees picking the juiciest ones of the bunch for your next pie. Every year for the past 5-6 years, we've made it a tradition to visit at least one apple orchard around the Greenville, SC area and it's the best way to kick off fall.
In today's post I'll cover a few important details about your apple picking day including:
- what to wear for that perfect fall aesthetic
- where to go if you're local to Greenville, SC
- a simple apple recipe that is a fan favorite
Apple Picking Outfit Ideas
The number one thing I always check during any outdoor fall activity is the weather. Fall in Greenville is very unpredictable. You may get a beautiful fall day that's 60 and sunny or it could be 80 and humid.
For days that trend a little warmer I love pulling out my lightweight plaid button up shirts and light waffle knits. This one from Grayson is on repeat all through fall. It's called their "liquid flannel" and it's the coziest, but still lightweight shirt in my fall closet. They also just launched the same pattern/fabric in a dress that is going on my wishlist!
Waffle knits are perfect for a warm or early fall outfit. Buy them slightly oversized or in a henley style for some visual interest. I just picked up this one from Amazon for only $20 and it was the perfect top for our recent fall adventures.
Keep things simple with a pair of comfy denim - see my favorite pairs here - and add a pair of Chelsea boots (with a chunky sole for a trendy vibe) to complete the look. If you want to add more of a fall flair a statement hat - be it a floppy hat, fedora, or suede baseball hat - is always a great way to add more of a touch of fall without getting too hot.
For a cooler weather day embrace it fully with a cropped cable knit cardigan and high rise black denim. Or layer up with a pair of leggings, my favorite oversized sweatshirt and a denim jacket.
Where to Go Apple Picking in Greenville, South Carolina
While there are a few apple orchards close to downtown Greenville - MacGregor Orchard and Fishers Orchard - the real apple orchard/ pick your own apples are just across the SC/NC border around Hendersonville, NC.
We have visited quite a few over the years and our favorites include:
- Justus Orchard
- Stepps Orchard
- Grandad's Apples
All are known for their apple cider donuts, apple cannons, farm animals and of course rows and rows of apple trees.
Apple Crisp Recipe
The perfect, easy apple recipe for any type of apple and any type of meal. (This actually makes a great breakfast!)
- 4-6 apples peeled and sliced
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter - cubed
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- In a bowl combine apples, sugars, cinnamon and add to baking dish
- Combine the oats, flour, butter and dash of cinnamon. Break the butter down with a fork or your hands until it combines with the flour for a loose, crumbly topping
- Add topping onto apples and cook for 40-45 minutes