August Apples

mmmm so good

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 by Jack McCann

August Apples

Not all local food is good food, but good produce is always local. This is never more apparent than with early season apples like these. These varieties don’t last months in storage like supermarket varieties require (they can’t be shipped from warehouse to warehouse). These apples were picked in the last week or so and delivered to you.

Early season apples are generally fairly delicate and can bruise easily. So handle gently. Keep them in the fridge to maximize your shelf life.

Types of Apples

Pristine:  This yellow apple is rather delicate. A crisp, juicy apple with enough sweetness to balance the other tart flavors. Best to eat within 4 weeks (but does store at acceptable quality for up to 8-10 weeks)

Williams Pride: Deep red apple that is sweet with floral undertones. Flavors may improve with a bit of storage, up to 3-4 weeks, eat within 6.

Pear Bonus: The ‘firsts’ boxes may have received a few pears as a bonus!  Eat them immediately. We don’t actually know what variety of pear it is. The farmers grafted it off of an old farm orchard pear tree near Madison, MN.

State Fair: The ‘seconds’ boxes also received some of these apples. This is a classic MN variety that is tart and juicy. A great pie, sauce or eating apple. These are best to eat or process within 2-3 weeks.

I love having these apples available and hope we can offer more shares in future years. Let me know which were your favorite!

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Pristine apples

William's Pride apples

Comments (5)

  1. Ange:
    Aug 17, 2018 at 03:21 PM

    Wow, not since roaming a heritage apple farm in California did I taste apples as interesting and delicious as these! Can we somehow visit the farm? I'd love to see where these apples came from!

  2. Jack McCann:
    Aug 17, 2018 at 03:28 PM

    Thanks and glad you enjoyed! They do a local cider pressing party on the farm once a year; I'll see if I can get info on that and maybe we can all meet up out there. Maybe we can bring some back to ferment...

  3. Ange:
    Aug 17, 2018 at 03:36 PM

    Oh, that would be spectacular!! Yes, please :)

  4. Tim Takach:
    Aug 18, 2018 at 02:17 PM

    We loved the Pristine, but have only eaten them straight - haven't made pie or sauce yet. We'll keep you in the loop when we do.

  5. Melinda Aurandt:
    Aug 19, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Both of the apples were good but the Pristine definitely is our favorite.

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