Gravert's Apple Basket Orchard | An annual Smith family tradition in Sabula, Iowa

The first time we went to Gravert’s Apple Orchard was 4 years ago when my first born was only a year old. We’ve made it a point to go every year since then and it’s something we all really look forward to! This was the first time both of our kids were able to carry their own little baskets and have some independence picking their own apples in the orchard. Not that we didn’t hear “my legs are tired…will you carry my bucket??…will you just carry me AND my bucket??” a few times, but mostly they just had a blast and loved being outside!

We also grabbed some of their Root beer made with can sugar and Wisconsin honey (delish!) and visited with the friendly animals. It’s such a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family! Not to mention…their apples make the BEST apple pie! It’s also the only time I every bake, so that may be part of why all my guys love this fun little family tradition!

If you haven’t been to Gravert’s yet, definitely check your calendar and make some plans to get there before the season ends! Visit their website for their availability, hours & directions -