Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School

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Apple Picking

Hadas Krasner ('18)

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Ma’ayanot students traveled to Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey for a day of apple-picking on September 27, shortly before Rosh Hashana. After davening that morning, students boarded the buses for the trip, looking forward to being in the fresh air, seeing the leaves starting to change, and stocking up on freshly picked fruit.
Upon arriving at the farm, students spent two hours plucking apples from the trees and placing them into the baskets, which were then weighed, divided up, and packed for taking home.
In addition to picking, students faced an unusual challenge: an enormous corn maze—a field of corn grown higher than a fully grown person’s head, with paths carved through it. The cornfield was similar to a maze-puzzle, but one students could walk through. Groups of students were given maps to help them find their way out of the corn maze. Different letter markers indicated that the students were progressing. Even though it was difficult, everyone eventually made it out. After the activities were finished, students took a much-needed lunch break before boarding the buses back to Ma’ayanot, ready to share their apples with family and friends during the holidays to come.

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