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The Pickens family spent a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon picking apples at Whistling Well Farm in Denmark Township. Annamarie carries a bag of apples and is joined by her father and her son. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Pickin' time: south Washington County apple orchards in full swing

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Children who tell parents that they found stars inside apples aren't telling stories -- they saw them while on a tour of Afton Apple Orchard or other orchards in apple-rich south Washington County.

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Instead of cutting an apple down the middle, cut one horizontally and you'll see a star shape holding the seeds, as guides do with school groups that are visiting local orchards as their picking season picks up.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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