Goodness, weekends go by soooo quickly, don’t they? We had a wonderful family day on Saturday. I love, love, love apple picking with the kids. My oldest who is 15 comes along to please his mom and with a smile that stays on his face. What a great kid!
First, I gotta share a few of my family brag photos and then I’ll give you the breakdown of the math end of apple picking prices.
So how do we figure the math out anyways. When I read $25 for 1/2 bushel, I gasped at first, but then after my son, Aaron, did the math for me, I felt much better!
1 Bushel of according to US Agriculture Publications is 48lbs, which is 126 medium apples
1 Peck of apples is 10-12 pounds
3 Pounds of apples is 8-9 apples which is the usual amount for a 9-in pie
It generally takes 14-16 pounds of apples to make 1 gallon of Apple Cider. Wow! One bushel may yield 3 gallons of cider.
So, 1/2 bushel for $25 is a little over $1 lb. I do really well at arranging my apples in our bags, so I’m betting I got mine under $1 lb!!!!!! I’m eating one of our Macs now and it’s so crispy and juicy. Perfect late night snack!
Prices from some apple orchards:
Apple Hill Farm: $24.99 for 1/2 Bushel
Macks Apples: $20.00 for 1/2 Bushel
Sunnycrest Farms: $20.00 for 1/2 Bushel
Carter Hill Orchard: $0.90 a pound
Hackleboro Farm: $18.00 1/2 Bushel
Gould Hill Farm: $20.00 1/2 Bushel
Brookdale Fruit Farm: $20.00 1/2 Bushel or $1 a pound
Currier Orchard: $1 a pound
Peak Orchards:$1.10 a pound
So, I did call some other orchards as well and the going price seems to be $20.00 for 1/2 bushel. Can you believe I went to the highest orchard in NH, it seems. Well, I will say that the orchard was right next to where we went for my husband’s company party. So if I factor in the gas I’d have to use to get to another orchard driving my Suburban, I ended up saving money! Thanks goodness! It was a nice place and they were baking right on site and you could smell the apples and cinnamon as you stepped out of your car! Love the apple season!