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A bushel of fun; pick our own apples!

by FigTree

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fresh from the tree!

'Tis the season to get out your inner Johnny Appleseed and start picking your own apples. If you don't have your own orchard, find one near you for a fresh, delicious, snappy treat!

I know most of us don't live on a farm, or have an apple tree in the back yard, but you can go to www.pickyourown.org and find an orchard near you to have a family day of picking your own fruit.  Turn those little ones into big helpers at the orchard, as a lot of orchards have dwarf trees that even the tiniest little guy can grab an apple from.  I am going to Rosabella's Garden, mostly because not only can you pick you own apples, but the bakery makes their own donuts. 

According to pickyourown.com apples originated from "the Middle East (in an area between the Caspin and the Black Sea) more than 4000 years ago! They were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans. Apples arrived in England at around the time of the Norman conquest (in 1066) and English settlers brought them to America in the 1600 and 1700's.  Johnny Appleseed did really exist; his name was John Chapman, and he was born on September 26,1774 near Leominster, Massachusetts."

Best part of picking apples is not only the fresh fruit, but also the many different ways you can eat it- you can bite it, bake it, can it, dip it in caramel, and even bob for it.  Find more advice on canning from the National Center for Home Food Preservation, which sounds very intense, but their advice is simple and will give you the basics of how to safely can your fruit. 

But my most favorite thing to do with apples is bake it.  There is nothing more simple and real than a sweet slice of apple pie.  Here is an amazing recipe for Sour Cream Apple Pie I found from blissfullydomestic.com.  She calls it the best apple pie ever, and I have to agree.  The sour cream balances out the sugar perfectly!

Here's to some good pickin'!!

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thanksgiving, Apples, apple pie, fall

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