Thursday, November 29, 2012

Apples Great for Holiday Recipes & Gifts

    We still have many harvested 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for sale.  I give taste samples; each apple has its own unique flavor.  They taste much better than grocery store apples, and they're wonderful for cooking & baking as well as fresh eating. 'Enterprise' apples keep well for 6 months in the fridge, and 'GoldRush' apples keep well for 7 to 8 months in the fridge.
We've harvested most of the remaining 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples, and have many for sale. Our cooler is full, so we've got apples all over the sales building for now.
    Until Nov. 30, we're open our fall hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sun. 1-6 p.m. only.  We'll also be here all day Sat. Dec. 1.  From Dec. 2 to May 31, we're open by appointment, so please phone a day or two before coming, and leave a message on the phone answering machine saying what day & about what time you'll be coming, so I can look for you.  We'll still have 'GoldRush' apples until late Dec. to mid-Jan., & 'Enterprise' apples until late March to mid-April.
   Prices are the same as the past 3 years.  Small amounts of harvested #1 apples cost $1.16 per pound + tax , and 2nds apples cost $0.79 per pound + tax.  20 lbs. of harvested #1 apples cost $22.26 + $1.74 tax = $24.00 total, which is $1.00 off the per-pound price.  40 lbs. or more of harvested apples (#1's and/or #2's) get a further $1.00 off each 20-lb. box. 40 lbs. of harvested #2 apples, great for making pies, breads or other holiday dishes, cost just $29.68 + tax.
Our jam shelf now includes 14 different jams and jellies, and 3 different fruit toppings.
   We also have jams and fruit toppings for sale.  Bill has made a couple of new apple toppings, Apple Cranberry Topping and Apple Cherry Topping, that are great on waffles or pancakes.  'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples and a couple of jams or fruit toppings make a nice gift basket.
Bill's Apple Cranberry Topping is great on waffles.