|Many came to pick apples last weekend. Martha Cox and kids helped fill their wagon with apples, while Dad picks a few more.|
Harvested apple prices are the same as last year: $1.21 per pound + tax for harvested #1 apples (practically perfect) and $0.83 per pound + tax for harvested #2 apples (with small cracks or other surface damage). 20 lbs. of harvested #1 apples cost $23.22 + tax, which saves $1.00. 20 lbs. of harvested #2 apples cost $15.79 + tax, which saves $1.00. 40 lbs. of harvested #1 apples cost $44.59 + tax ($1.11 per pound + tax ), which saves $4.00 off the per-pound price, and 40 lbs. of harvested #2 apples cost $29.73 + tax ($0.74 per pound + tax), which saves $4.00.
Smaller amounts of pick-your-own apples are $0.93 per pound + tax for #1's and $0.70 per pound + tax for #2's. For 40 lbs. or more total of pick-your-own apples, the price goes down to $0.88 per pound + tax for #1's and $0.65 per pound + tax for #2's.
|The Hsu family had fun picking apples.|
We still have some cracked 'Pawnee' pecans for sale for the next couple weeks, for $14.86 + tax per 5-lb. bag. 'Pawnee' is a very large pecan variety with great taste. Lots of great recipes using apples and pecans are posted as Notes on the Brenda's Berries page on Facebook.
We use plastic grocery sacks in different colors for pick-your-own apples, and appreciate it if customers can bring some clean, non-ripped, used bags. Reusing is better for the environment than recycling. We now have plenty of gray bags, but could use more white, tan, yellow or blue bags. We also appreciate donations of cardboard flats, which we'll use next year during berry harvest. We always like to have our peach boxes and berry containers returned for reuse when you come to get more fruit.
For payment, we accept paper, not plastic, as the sidebar at left shows. We take cash and checks, but NO debit cards or credit cards, so plan accordingly.