Picking Apples and Pears in Julian

As a San Diego resident, what do you do when apple-picking season comes around and you want that quintessential fall experience? Well, you head to Julian, of course! Although apple-picking season in San Diego County, even in the mountains, does not mean cooler autumn temperatures, it is still loads of fun for the family. 

For the second year in a row (click here for photos from last year), we headed to Apple Starr Orchard during Labor Day weekend. It's the only certified organic orchard out there, and it's worth the extra cash for that bag of delicious organic goodies. After an hour of picking fruit in the sweltering heat of late summer, followed by a picnic lunch, we headed to Julian Pie Co. for pie and ice cream -- a special treat for all that hard work!

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