there are oodles of apples for you!
we are still picking macintosh, royal gala, cortland, jonagold, and spartan apples.
we will begin picking our empires.
we are thrilled to introduce you to our newest apple, the aurora.
we are excited that we can finally invite you into our aurora orchard.
you may have walked past it many times.
new orchards look a little like vineyards when they are first planted.
this orchard is four years old and we have been patiently waiting for a crop.
auroras are very juicy and sweet with a marvellous crunch.
be sure to pick the very yellow ones. if they are a little green, they still need to ripen.
auroras are best enjoyed fresh, as an apple to snack on or sliced in a salad.
they store very well, keeping for months.
the skin is very thin and the creamy flesh is fragile, so we recommend picking with care.
we always say treat your apples like eggs!
the little trees look almost comical when they are so loaded with fruit.
with mac and delicious as parents, empires are such a versatile apple.
crisp, sweet and tart, you can do anything with an empire…
juice, sauce, bake, dry, and of course enjoy fresh out of hand.
these are farmer spencer’s favourite.
these will keep in your fridge until january.
empires are such a gorgeous apple too, turning a deep burgundy.
we have a wonderful, plentiful crop to share.
you will find the empires in another of our newer orchards
and the view from here is stunning!
hope you are enjoying this first week of autumn.
who else has started thinking about halloween?
we look forward to seeing you!