In a few weeks this porch will be loaded with pumpkins and hay bails and scarecrows and all those festive things that make us think of fall in Indiana. I can vaguely remember making a trip or two to this sweet little place when I was pretty little. It might be more the feeling I get being there than any actual memories of a specific event. Ah nostalgia!
When we walked in I was surprised to see only 2 big baskets of apples. There was also a small selection of veggies. The apples were Golden Delicious (well known by most due to over saturation of the market by two famous apples: Red and Golden Delicious) and Redfree. I have never heard of Redfree. Among the suggested uses on the sign was apple sauce. The main reason I went.
I made apple sauce last fall and loved it! I got a 1/2 peck of the Redfree for just over $5. What a deal. Local apples grown by local people!
|Aren't they beautiful?|
They are about a 1/3 the size of the monsters in the grocery store. I kind of wonder how normal those giants are...
Feeling the festive autumn season we also got a few bundles of cute little multi-colored corn. The ears are about 4 inches long.
|Our lovely little bounty|
This is only the beginning of my Musgrave Orchards season. I will be back. I love supporting a local farm. Oh! We can't forget the cider!!! We got a 1/2 gallon. It is great cold, hot, hot and spiced, or with a splash of whiskey. I suggest you check them out or re-discover them, whatever the case may be. (no, I have not been paid to say these things :~} )
Random extra apple tidbits:
Here is an apple description website that seems handy-dandy.
Last week I randomly watched a documentary about apple orchards in Washington state called Broken Limbs. Informative and inspiring.
Enjoy the height of Autumn!