Pick Your Own Apple season has arrived!
We are currently picking McIntosh apples, Gala's start Labor day weekend.
Remember to call ahead for picking conditions!
Late August until Early September
Mid September till First of October
First of October till Middle of October
Middle of October till End of October
Did you know?
Did you know that there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States? However, the only apple native to North America is the Crabapple! Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol, are rich in fiber, disease-fighting anti-oxidants and a variety of vitamins and minerals including potassium, folate, niacin and vitamins A, B, C, E and K. These nutritional powerhouses have even been associated with lower risk of cancers, stroke and diabetes! For more information about apples and their history, click here!
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 (10 ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon baking chips*
1 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, brown sugar, egg, apple juice and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture; beat until blended. Stir in oats. Add cinnamon chips, apple and raisins; stir until blended. Drop by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
*I couldn't find these at my local grocery store so I substituted with about 3/4 of an 11oz bag of butterscotch chips, and then added about a tsp of cinnamon to the batter.
Original recipe here.
Try making your own applesauce with seconds or drops. If you can get past their unsightly outer appearance, you'll find the inside is just as good and typically half the price or less. Once you've had homemade applesauce you'll never want to buy it from the store again. We choose tarter varieties such as early Mac's and Cortlands for delicious applesauce that lasts us through the winter! You can either freeze your applesauce or take it one step further and water bath the fresh sauce in mason jars for the perfect Christmas gift that everyone will love! For canning instructions and how to water bath your jars, click here.