You'll be greeted by a friendly, well-trained staff member when you arrive, and on weekends in September and October, your first order of business should be to hop aboard a hayride for a tour of this 67-acre, fourth-generation, family-owned and lovingly preserved farm. You'll get a sense of all there is to do at this agrarian outpost--from feeding farm animals to exploring hiking trails--and gain an appreciation for the energy owners Al and Nancy Rose and their four children pour into sustaining this hilltop orchard and farm. Speaking of energy, you'll also see the 15 kW wind turbine and 10 kW solar panels that provide all of the farm's electricity. Since they now rely solely on environmentally friendly wind and solar power, "We joke about changing the name to 'Green Apple Farm,'" Al reveals.
Admission to Red Apple Farm is free. As of 2012, hayrides are 3.75 per person for ages 4 and up.
My family and I visited Red Apple Farm on an early September Sunday in 2011, and on this photo tour, I'll show and tell you about our favorite family adventures at the farm.