If you are looking for a great way to spend time together as a family, that is educational, and yummy to the tummy, this is the place! Our family visited during apple and berry picking season and was so surprised at how easy Happy Apple makes the experience! A very short walk (as in a couple of steps) from the parking lot, Tony picks you up on the tractor. Strollers are welcome on the tractor ride and the apple pickers are provided as well as the boxes. However, if you bring your own bucket, just take it inside the Little White House and they will happily weigh it for you. An equally short distance on the tractor, you will find rows upon rows of apples, berries and pumpkins (in season). I don't think we walked more than 20 steps and we ended up with two bushels of apples. It's just that easy! Tasting is encouraged and recommended and the little ones love seeing where their food comes from (who knew apples came from a tree?). When you are finished there is a shaded tractor stop with opportunities to take pictures, but you will not wait long - the tractor is always right on it's way back to drop off/pick up. Back at the Little White House, you can pick up lunch or dessert at the deli, purchase other tasty treats like honey, jams, and jellies to take home, along with your picked fruit. Although this is a great family destination, keep in mind that Happy Apple if very pet friendly, so if your little ones are not, you may want to visit another farm. We had a few instances where ours was scared by another patrons dogs who were roaming the farm at will.
When in season there are 14 varieties of Apples, thorn-less blackberries, pumpkins, fresh pressed Apple Cider and Honey. Last year, we picked our pumpkins pretty late, and due to poor production all over Colorado, they were bringing in extra pumpkins instead of just the ones you pick yourself. My girls loved the hayride our to the pumpkin patch. Make sure you wear pants and good shoes as there can be lots of prickers and thorns in the patch! The prices are not too bad for pumpkins, and we've heard apple and berry prices are very reasonable as well. We'll be back in July for the gooseberries! Oh, and the little store is cute, the staff is friendly, and at Halloween there were free activity pages for the kids. Even though there were lots of kids with our homeschool group and another group, it wasn't too crowded, and there were nice covered tables to have a little picnic lunch.