Apples

Seasonality

Varieties

McIntosh Apples
Astd apple varieties
Molly Delicious Apple
Golden Delicious Apple
Macoun Apple

Varieties we grow and love:

  • Paula Red
  • Marshall Mac
  • McIntosh
  • Cortland
  • Redcort
  • Molly delicious
  • Golden Delicious
  • Red Delicious
  • Mutsu
  • Honey Crisp
  • Empire
  • Macoun
  • Ida Red

Storage

As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.

Most of the early season apples are not good keepers, so be sure to refrigerate them and eat the week you got them for best crunch. The later season apples will stay nice and hard for a month or so in the fridge. We store apples through the winter in large coolers at the farm, but we control the ventilation and what else is stored with the apples.

Did you know that on average apples in the supermarket are a year old already?

Culinary Info

– can be enjoyed in:

  • baked, on their own or in cakes and pies
  • sauce
  • shredded into cabbage
  • in a salad
  • crostini -thinly sliced on bread with ricotta, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of sea salt

Tips for preparing:

  • well it’s hard to not just shine one up on your shirt and enjoy fresh off the tree! But, for everything else, a sharp vegetable peeler is handy and quicker than paring with a knife 😉 The cloudy coating on the surface of our apples is a sign of freshness…its not pesticides, it’s bloom 🙂

 

Also check out these great recipes:

Apple-Filled Acorn Squash Rings with Curry Butter

Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole

https://stillmansfarm.com/blog/2014/09/30/cabbage-and-apples-braised-in-cider-cooks-illustrated/