For the past 4 years we have made an annual apple picking trip with the Schwinns to Russell Farm in Ipswich MA. We started going there when we lived in Salem but now that both of us live in NH now we found a new orchard to go to. We found Apple Acres in Windham that was much quieter than the ever touristy Mack's in Londonderry. It was a great place and most importantly they have freshly made apple cider doughnuts! Russell's had these as well and we simply cannot have our annual trip without them!
We picked 18 lbs of apples. Yeah, I know. It's a little insane. I still have a lot of baking to do. The kids were quick to fill the bag though! I just love Cortlands. I don't eat them any other time of year except when we pick them and they are just so yummy!