The farm is located right off Rt. 202 in Granby, but the apple barn itself is down a side road. I'd suggest doing what we did and going to the farm first to check out their pumpkins, mums and other goodies and get directions. This past weekend they were picking Cortland apples (you can call the apple barn at 413-467-3715 to find out what they're picking that particular day). They only offer 1 size - 1/2 a bushel bag for $20. That's a lot of apples when you're getting all one kind (about 20 lbs.), but Cortlands are very versatile, so we went for it.
The trip starts with a tractor ride out to the trees. Once there, they tell you where the trees are that are harvesting and let you at it. The day we went, the trees were laden with fruit, so you didn't have to do much hunting to find the apples:
Of course, that didn't keep me from getting right in the middle of everything, as usual:
I was a little disappointed that we didn't get the experience of hunting through the trees seeing what kinds of apples we could find, but the views made up for it:Tonight I made a batch of applesauce and this weekend I have plans for an apple cake - stay tuned!