Fall 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!
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