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What You'll Get
Biting into a juicy apple provides a certain type of sweet refreshment rivaled only by sleeping on marshmallow pillows and diving into kiddie pools filled with melted Fudgsicles. Collect some less sticky refreshments with today's Groupon: for $13, you get 3 pounds of freshly picked apples (up to a $6 value) and a 10-minute ride inside the Zorb ball (a $20 value) at Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery (up to a $26 total value).
Framed by a thriving grove, Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery maintains a vibrant landscape for family fun with apple-picking adventures and rides inside an oversize ball. Before setting off into the orchard, apple pluckers will be outfitted with a guide sheet, which provides direction through more than 3,000 trees laden with 14 varieties of fresh apples.
Once baskets are piled high with apples, guests will be free to oblige their hamster alter-egos inside the Zorb ball. Five acres of terrain sprawl before trundling visitors, catering to rollers ages 11–55 and ensuring enough space for rotating renditions of West Side Story. Although not included with today's Groupon, customers can also take advantage of the apple emporium's other attractions including hayrides, apple slingshots, and cooking demonstrations.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. 200lb weight max. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery
Being a health-conscious foodie can be a challenge, because it’s not always easy to determine the history of how and where food is produced. The owners of Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery have created such a narrative for their clients, growing fruit deeply rooted in their commitments to community and homegrown produce.
Sixteen years ago, they planted their first apple orchard, calling on friends and neighbors aged 8 to 80 for help. Since then, the farm has expanded and now grows 14 varieties of apples, peaches, pears, and grapes, which they serve fresh, baked into pies and turnovers, and pressed into their award-winning wine. Of these libations, apple wine is the owners' specialty, and it ranges from the very dry—best paired with meat—to the cinnamon sweet—best paired with Halloween costumes.
In addition to fresh fruit, baked goods, and adult beverages, the farm boasts entertainment for kids and adults alike, including a playscape and a zorb ball, which is a 12-foot high hamster-ball-like contraption that guests climb inside to travel across an open 5-acre field.