By Noa Maltzman, Staff Writer
You might think that Photo club, Hillel, Women in Business and SkidEats have nothing in common due to their varying activities and goals; however they all had or are having an event that involves apple picking.
Both Hillel and Women in Business went apple picking on Sunday, Sept. 28. After apple picking, Hillel posted on their Facebook page: “Apple picking was so much fun.” The fun didn’t stop there because following their return to campus, they went to the test kitchen where they baked apple crisp using the freshly picked apples. Not only did Hillel post on their Facebook page after apple picking but also Women in Business went to social media to discuss their success. WIB posted a picture of the group in front of the Saratoga Apple sign with a caption that read, “We had an awesome time apple picking today! #SkidmoreWIB.”
In addition to apple picking, the co-president of Women in Business and founder of the club Lyssa Jackson ’16 said, “We [WIB] also ate cider donuts, bought fresh produce, and grabbed goodies like maple syrup, honey sticks, and other products like jam and maple candies.” Jackson also commented saying that WIB is, “incredibly supportive of one another and apple picking was a great bonding experience for a fall Sunday afternoon.”
Of these four clubs, Photo Club was the next to go apple picking. Due to the rainy weather the date had to be switched from Saturday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 5. This change caused them to have a very small turnout of only four people. Co-president Lauren Reilly ’15 said “because the group was so small, it ended up being a great bonding experience for the few members who were there.” Not only did Photo club pick apples, they took advantage of the setting and photographed their surroundings. “The orchards made for great landscape shots and backdrops for portraits,” said Reilly.
The last of these four clubs to go apple picking was SkidEats. They went apple picking on Saturday, Oct. 11. Just like Hillel, as they returned from their trip, SkidEats gathered to bake and eat apple pies and apple crisps.
If you missed the chance to go apple picking with these few but still want to go, keep your eyes open for notices about other clubs going apple picking or get a group of your friends together and go yourselves. Saratoga Apple, the local apple orchard, is only 16 minutes away and makes for a lasting memory and surplus of food to fulfill your fall apple-fix.