Apple Season is On!

farmers market in the Fall
farmers market in the Fall

Head for your local farmers market for fresh produce.

WFall means cooler temps, stunning leaf colors, sweaters, jackets, football and apples. I love apples—baked apples, apple butter, apple pie, really apple anything. On a recent trip to visit the cabinet maker we made a stop at a local garden center and farm stand. They had the most unusual and interesting apples I had ever seen. They were Heritage apples. The names were just as intriguing as apples themselves—Wolf River, Hoover, Hudson and Sheep’s Nose. I had to buy a few of them to try. I also loaded up on a few of my favorite apples—Fuji and Honey Crisp and Granny Smith. I was told that the Wolf River variety make the most delicious apple sauce while the Granny Smith make a delectable apple pie…and who could resist an apple named Sheep’s Nose-not me! Take a road trip to a farm near you and pick a few apple varieties to try. Remember…An apple a day keeps the Doctor away!

Fall pumpkins

I love all of the pumpkin varieties too.

 

potoato variety

There are great potatoes to choose from—these were so very clean.

 

Fall veggies

The farm stand had had beautiful veggies too.

 

Fall apples

But, the real stars were the apples.

 

Heritage apples

Lots and lots of Heritage apple varieties.

 

Wolf River apples

This Wolf River variety makes the best apple sauce you ever tasted.

 

Sheep's nose apples

I just had to buy the Sheep’s nose variety—I thought it was a pear!

 

Hoover heritage apples

These Hoover apples are crisp and a little tart—perfect!

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

September 28, 2016

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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    Martha Parker

    September 30, 2016

    Looks so inviting!!!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      September 30, 2016

      I see applesauce in my future!
      xo

  2. Reply

    Pat Warbritton

    September 30, 2016

    Yum! Which stand did you stop at?

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      October 3, 2016

      We went to Henderson’s. They had a wonderful selection.
      xo

  3. Reply

    Victoria

    September 30, 2016

    I completely agree one of the best parts of Fall are apples. My daughter and I drove up to Sky Top orchards last weekend. I live in Greenville, South Carolina and have been making this trip since 1988. They are located a couple miles south of Flat Rock, NC. Every year they seem to add something new to their repertoire this year it was Turtle Apples. An apple dipped in melted caramel and then dipped in melted chocolate and then rolled in chopped pecans. I brought one home to share with my husband.
    I also use apples to make apple crisp and add chopped walnuts. My husbands is a big fan.

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      October 3, 2016

      Victoria, I will add this to my apple visits. My husband loves anything made from apples.
      xo

  4. Reply

    Judy Highsmith

    September 30, 2016

    What great photos, Lissie! You do have many gifts!
    Thank you for sharing these and
    Happy Fall,
    Judy

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