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Happy Apples: Your Local Yummy Treat

As much as I love exploring Washington with my camera, I always welcome guest bloggers and their unique point of view. That’s why, when I got an e-mail from Joette Reidy, I was as happy as I could be! I have met Joette on a couple of occasions – she leads the Breathe Easy campaign and she modelled vintage fashion at the show organized by the Washington Historical Society. However, until today I had no clue that she is a co-owner at Happy Apples (so appopriate, since Joette always has a smile on her face). Without further ado, here is the blog post Joette prepared for us, photos and all! 🙂


Happy Apples is a local, family owned Caramel Apple company and Apple Orchard. Happy Apples started making caramel apples in the late 1960s and has been rolling ever since. Steve and Doris Lochirco founded the company which is now owned and run by their children and their spouses, Ed and Joette Reidy, and John and Missy Lochirco.

Happy Apples offers a wide variety of caramel apples during “apple season”, mid August through Halloween.

The newest addition to the line-up is the Double Caramel Apple, dipped in secret recipe freshly made caramel then rolled in caramel chips. Simply mouth-watering.

The orchards began in Marthasville with the first trees being planted in the mid1980’s. Happy Apples now has a total of four orchards, all just north of the Missouri river.

Betty (77) and Carol (75) are just two of the many Happy Apple’s faithful employees. They have been part of the Happy Apples family since the mid 70’s. They are proud to share their age since they can still work circles around the young ones on the line.

Happy Apples are a fall favorite. Here are some of our biggest fans enjoying their delicious treats at a little league football game.

The Happy Apples family will be one of the vendors at the Sunset on the Riverfront event this Thursday, August 23. Stop by for a Happy Apple and a …

… delicious Happy Apple Salad!

Happy Apples can be found at grocery, convenience and wholesale stores throughout the US. Look for them at all of the local grocery stores here in Washington. You can also purchase them by the case from the online store at www.happyapples.com

A basket of Happy Apples is a perfect treat for any fall occasion. Kids of all ages are always excited to the yummy caramel treats arrive.

There is no better care package for a college student than a case of Happy Apples. They can be shipped directly to your student in cases of 12, 24 or 48. You can even throw in a Happy Apples T-Shirt to make the package complete!

Craving Happy Apples after this delicious blog post? Order some online here. Photos and story by guest blogger Joette Reidy. Thank you so much, Joette! 




About Slava

I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.


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