Thursday, December 26, 2013

After-Christmas Apple Sale

  We hope everyone had a joyful Christmas.  We did, with all three of our grown kids and my mother visiting.  Due to ice accumulation, our electricity was out for 3 hours on Christmas Eve and for another 4 hours on Christmas Day, but we appreciate the Heartland Rural Electric Coop workers who got power restored each time.  We're also thankful the roads were clear so we could attend church to celebrate Christ's birth.
Trees in our apple orchard were coated with ice on Christmas Eve morning.
   The roads are fine now, so people can come buy some of the many harvested 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples we still have for sale.  These apples are wonderful for baking pies, apple crisp, applesauce, apple butter, dried apples, apple muffins, etc., as well as fresh eating.  We have many #2 apples for economical baking, and #1 apples for fresh eating and keeping 6 to 8 months in the fridge.
'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples are wonderful for for fresh eating, such as in this apple salad we had with our Christmas dinner, and also great for baking.
   We've just lowered apple prices by $1.00 for each 20 lbs.  Lesser amounts of harvested #1 apples are still $1.21 per pound + tax, but 20 lbs. #1's are now just $22.29 + tax ($1.11 per pound), and 40 lbs. #1's are just $42.73 + tax ($1.06 per pound).  Lesser amounts of harvested #2 apples are still $0.83 per pound + tax, but 20 lbs. #2's are now just $14.86 + tax ($0.74 per pound), and 40 lbs. #2's are just $27.87 + tax ($0.69 per pound).  You can also get the 40-lb. discount by buying 20 lbs. #1's and 20 lbs. #2's.
      We'll have apples for sale for the next 6 months, and from Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so call or e-mail a day or so in advance and leave a message saying when you're coming to get apples.  If you want apples, we'd appreciate it if you'd come to get some soon, since our cooler is full and we still have some stored in our garage, where they're protected from this cold weather.  For highway detour directions, scroll down 3 posts.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Apples Great in Holiday Gift Baskets

Our 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples nicely fill holiday gift baskets (you provide the baskets), and our homemade jams and preserves make good holiday gifts too.
   We still have many harvested 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for sale, of great quality.  These apples look great in holiday gift baskets.  Bill's homemade jams and preserves, all made from fruit we grow, also make tasty holiday gifts.
   These apples are wonderful for baking pies, apple crisp, applesauce, apple butter, dried apples, apple muffins, etc., as well as fresh eating.  We have many #2 apples for economical holiday baking, and #1 apples for gifts or keeping 6 to 8 months in the fridge.
   Harvested #1 apple prices are: $1.21 per pound + tax for #1's, $23.22 + tax for 20 lbs. #1's ($1.16 per pound), and $44.59 + tax for 40 lbs. #1's ($1.11 per pound).  Harvested #2 apple prices are: $0.83 per pound + tax for #2's, $15.79 + tax for 20 lbs. #2's ($0.79 per pound), and $29.73 + tax for 40 lbs. #2's ($0.74 per pound). You can also get the 40-lb. discount by buying 20 lbs. #1's and 20 lbs. #2's.

Our peach orchard is settling in for winter. Bill got the fall spray for peach leaf curl on just 10 days ago, after leaf fall and before snowfall.
  We'll have apples for sale for the next 6 months, and from Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so during those months call or e-mail a day or so in advance and leave a message saying when you're coming to get apples.  For highway detour directions, scroll down two posts.
We'll still have apples for the next 6 months, just call a day or so ahead and leave a message saying when you're coming.