By Lisa Mihelich Special to Published Oct 08, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Welcoming the fall season means getting ready for festive activities that many have been looking forward to all summer. No, we are not talking about raking leaves. We are talking about apple picking!

Barthel Fruit Farm is one of the best places to find fresh apples and all your tasty fall treats. I sat down with Nino, the sales and personnel manager, to talk about what makes their farm unique.

In the fall, Barthel Fruit Farm offers apples, pears, plums and pumpkins. Then, in the spring, they grow strawberries and sugar snap peas. They also have a plant business in which they grow herbs, perennials, annuals, succulents, small trees and shrubs.

Right now, apple picking is one of the main attractions at the farm. There are many different types of apples to choose from and enjoy. Many love the Honeycrisp for the sweet flavor, and the 20-ounce Pippin or the Cortland for baking.

You can also find caramel apples, pumpkins, gourds, squash, popcorn and more in their barn. Be sure to check it out before the apples are sold out!

Lisa Mihelich Special to

Lisa Mihelich is a recent graduate of Marquette University, majoring in Broadcast Communications. Over the past year, she has been an on-camera correspondent on the daily live morning talk show, "The Morning Blend," on WTMJ4.

Over the summer she was one of the on-field game show hosts for the Lakeshore Chinooks, a baseball team in the Northwoods league. Her additional background includes field reporting, celebrity interviews, live studio segments, satellite interviews, writing, Marquette news anchor, talk show host of MUTV's Evening Twist, and man-on-the-street interviewing.

Previously, Lisa was a competitive figure skater, testing through the senior level. She also has

helped on the sets of a Boris Wexler film, and in a Gil Cates, Jr. film, "The Surface." Lisa has also interned for "The Morning Blend" and for Jennifer's Talent Agency.