Picnic blankets that double as totes, apple baskets, and more things to bring to the orchard.

By Bridget Hallinan
September 09, 2019
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Now that Labor Day Weekend is over, it begins—apple picking season, when Cortland, Empire, Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, and more varieties are ready to bring home and be made into delicious pies. (Or cider, if you’re into it.) In this roundup, we’ve gathered everything you need for your orchard trip, including sturdy bags for your apples, fruit pickers and coolers, as well as a picnic basket too, so you can take an indulgent lunch break. Read on to find out where you can buy them.

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Apple Basket

Courtesy of Food52

Inspired by the handwoven baskets you’d find in the French countryside, these baskets are perfect for collecting fruit, according to the description. Grab the large size for $35, or a set of the large and small size for $60.

Olli Ella Rattan Apple Basket with Handle, $35-$60 (depending on size) at food52.com

Farmers Market & Harvesting Bag

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This bag is specifically designed to carry produce, with a “secret” bottom that opens so you can easily unload all of your apples when you get home. The interior lining is also water-resistant.

Barebones Living Farmers Market & Harvesting Bag, $65 at uncommongoods.com

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