Thursday, October 18, 2018
I’m doing short notes, just to help me procrastinate on the financial stuff I’m supposed to do today. But here’s a few thoughts on apples:
Apples! Our area (Appalachia) is a traditional apple-growing area, famous for variety and quality. And sooo much closer to where we all live than Washington State, where 90% of store apples are grown.
Since the first day of our farmers market, in 1972, we have always brought you a great selection of crisp, juicy, local apples. And have you ever thought about how many different apple products we have for you in the fall and winter? Here’s a list:
1. Many varieties (usually about 10) of fresh ones. Yes, the popular Honey Crisp, but also soon Ginger Gold, Stayman, Pink Lady, Empire, Nittany, Fuji, Macintosh, York, Jonathan and many others.
2. Apple sauce. One of our most beloved items in the fall. So flavorful because we always use Jonathan apples only.
3. Apple cider. Always fresh, no preservatives, minimally pasteurized.
4. Apple pies. The best! Made by our daughter, Janie, usually from Jonathan apples.
5. Apple butter. Made in Frederick by Mccutcheon’s.
6. Applesauce bread. Also by our daughter. Not every week, but often.
7. Apple-flavored blather, which you see right here. (Just kidding! )
All the apples we bring you come directly from growers in our area. And right now, mid-October, the harvest is underway. So we will be havin
Jimg an increasing selection. Enjoy them, and all the delicious things we make from them.
Today’s secret word: guess what? “APPLES”.
See you Saturday.