Quincy, Washington: October 19th:
As we mentioned in our last blog, we went to bed not having any idea what we were waking up to. So, what was it, you ask?
900 acres of land. Half of which are cherries, apples, and pears, and the other half wheat, hay, and beans. The Karstetters’ own the 900 acre farm that produces the apples you are probably eating right now.
Having been in Kent’s family for generations, this is not your average farming gig. The entire family is involved and spends their days making sure everything is done perfectly. You cannot have one bad apple in the bunch, people.
Lisa, Kent and their family are some of the most dedicated folks we have ever met. Their passion for their property, what they produce, and what they do is incredibly inspirational and moving.
After a delicious breakfast in town, we were lucky enough to spend the day with Lisa, Kent, and Brady touring the farm (tasting apples, of course!), talking to the farmers who were picking apples while we walked through, learning about the selection process and also about how they are packaged and ready for you when you go to the store to purchase.
Just as we thought the day could not get any better, we were off to taste some of Washington’s finest wine at Jones of Washington, which was just recently voted as Washington Winery of the Year. If you find yourself in Washington or find a bottle of Jones in your local shop, buy it! The rose is one of the best we have ever had!
The Karstetter’s made us feel like we were part of the family. Thank you for welcoming us so warmly and showing us a little slice of your heaven. We cannot wait to come back and share more fun times with y’all.
Here are some of our favorite shots from our time in Quincy: