Apple Picking at C.N. Smith Farm + Mom’s Apple Crisp 2.0

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Over the weekend, we went apple picking at C.N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater, and it was quite the hidden gem! It was our first time there, so we were pleasantly surprised by how much it had to offer. I think we found our new place for fall family fun! 🙂

We met friends at the orchard and immediately got our apple picking on. We arrived right when it opened, so there weren’t long lines, crowds, or waiting of any sort.

We’ve actually made the mistake of apple picking too late in the season when the trees are pretty much picked clean, but there were PLENTY of apples (and peaches) of all kinds. A small bag of apples cost us $24, which was expected and totally worth every cent, especially since Qman had such an awesome time.

He was all about finding huge apples, so every time he’d find a particularly large one, he’d say: “Look at THIS one” with the biggest smile on his face. He was so proud of himself!

The farm also had all sorts of seasonal treats (i.e. apple cider, donuts) as well as an amazing farm storm with the coolest Halloween displays. I wish I had taken a photo of it. Qman was obsessed, and it took us forever to get him out of there! Haha!

We eventually convinced Qman to check out the animals outside (goats, chickens, horses) and take a hayride, which was definitely worth it. We got quite the tour of the farm! 🙂

When we got home, Mal immediately asked if I would make my Mom’s Apple Crisp. It’s one of our favorite recipes ever, but, this time, I tried something new and changed up the ingredients a little bit. It’s still a super easy recipe, and it turned out so well!! You absolutely need to try this recipe – I promise it will not disappoint!


  • 4-5 medium apples (any kind will work, pears work too!)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (optional)

Directions:  Same as my Mom’s Apple Crisp!

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we do!

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  1. That apple crisp makes me want to pick apples immediately — LOL!

    Over the summer, I went peach picking (they were so good!) and we used basically the same type of recipe as an apple crisp, but with peaches and OH MAN so delicious!

  2. I need to try that apple crisp! We are picking up apples next weekend for apple butter – and I’m going to steal some to make your recipe! Looks like ya’ll had a blast!

  3. It’s crazy to me you are wearing long sleeves and jeans — It’s 90 today in Iowa! Higher than usual, but normally we’d still be in the upper 70s, low 80s for highs.
    We love orchards too! Great fall activity for everyone to enjoy!

  4. Yum! I absolutely love apple picking season and love that I already got to go with my family and have a big bag of apples to enjoy because of it!

  5. So last year was actually my first time EVER seeing an apple tree! I moved to DC from New Orleans with my boyfriend and we went hiking in Shenandoah and came across an orchard. I love seeing this fall tradition you share with your little family, and it makes me SUPER excited to do it again this year! Also, I will literally go anywhere if apple cider donuts are involved. Anywhere. Even Walmart. That says a lot.

    Also, bless up to apple crisp. *praise hands*

  6. Will try that recipe! We’ve been to that farm too but when it’s crowded. Sounds like we need to get there a lot earlier!

  7. I have made your mom’s apple crisp several times…generally every fall after you make it which reminds me :o) …I like the changes you made. I have never had an apple cider donut…I am sad! Actually had never heard about them until reading your blog….maybe a New England thing?

    Have you ever tried apple cider syrup/ boiled cider? Very concentrated apple flavor after reducing cider…almost like a caramel…but apple flavored. I will buy a gallon of cider yearly just for this purpose. Very good and I like to add it to any apple recipe I make…a small splash in your crisp would be wonderful. Have a great weekend.

  8. Perfect! I went to C.N Smith farms this weekend too and was looking for a good recipe to use with my freshly picked apples!
    P.s just recently discovered your blog and I realized Quinn goes to the pre school I work at! Small world

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