Apple season in Shenandoah County, Va

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????There’s nothing like a big red apple sign to entice travelers to stop at a roadside stand in the fall for apples and mums. That’s exactly what happened as my sister and I traveled the back roads of Shenandoah County this week, meandering where the wind took us and making discoveries along the way.

??????????Along Rt. 42 was Paugh’s Orchard stand where the apples were fresh off the trees — Gala and Golden Delicious — and the prices were right. A friendly gentleman provided peck-sized plastic bags and told us to stuff them to the brim, as many as we could possible cram into the bag, and to feel free to mix the two varieties.

??????????Inside they had jams, jellies, preserves, and fruit butters along with flavored pancake syrups and more. Cider will be there soon.

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??????????There is nothing like a sweet, fresh Virginia apple grown in the fertile ground of the Commonwealth.

??????????Paugh’s had mums for sale — these beauties were $6.50 each — so they joined the apples in the car. Nothing says fall like apples and colorful mums.

?????????? Armed with mums, apples, jellies, jams, birdseed wreath, and more, we said good-bye and resumed our travels along the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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From the Paugh’s Orchard website:

Paugh’s Orchard is a family owned and operated orchard located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Paugh’s Orchard is a family owned and operated orchard located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Nestled along a bend in scenic Rt. 42, Paugh’s Orchard offers a large variety of produce and products that are sold in the roadside fruit stand on the farm.

We offer several varieties of apples and peaches as well as strawberries, blackberries, fresh garden vegetables, pumpkins and gourds, jams, jellies, honey and much more. Our fruits, vegetables, potted plants are available seasonally.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
September 9, 2014

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl

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