We attended a baby shower for some old friends out in Delano last Saturday. Fun times! On the way home, at the recommendation of a co-worker of mine, we stopped at Minnesota Harvest. Even though we have a “traditional” orchard hot-spot for our family already, I decided we would give it a go, since it was sort of on the way home from the shower.
Unfortunately, there was a wedding going on, so we didn’t get the whole gamete of things they normally offer (including wild rice soup, which I really wanted!). But here’s Husband holding Anja on a wagon ride out to do some good ol’ fashioned apple picking.
And here’s my tip for this guy: “Learn to spell as well as you can drive a tractor, and your tips will increase. I’m tellin’ ya!”
Hubby and baby in the orchard:
Mommy with a disgruntled looking baby (What? Hold still for a picture?). Oh, and the outfit was cute prior to the Baby Legs addition, but it was cold out. Don’t judge.
“But mama, I don’t want to walk. I’m practicing to be an umpire!”
“And besides, grass is more fun than apples, anyway.”
I don’t know that we will return to Minnesota Harvest. The staff were friendly and fairly helpful, the atmosphere fall-ish, and the wagon ride was enjoyable. The baked goods (we had a cider doughnut and something called a “caramel crunch square” which was actually like a large apple strudel with caramel topping drizzled all over it) were marvelous. But the apples you could taste and pick were limited, apparently they’re pretty shut down every time there’s a wedding (and there’s not really a way to know that beforehand), the lay of the land pretty unclear, and you had to pay extra for several things (like the petting zoo, which I had been looking forward to on Anja’s behalf). I think we’ll stick to Aamodt’s from here on out!