Sunday, September 20, 2009


I want to make and can some applesauce. I know of a few apple orchards (Apple Blossom, Curtis) around here, but their prices are little steep for me. I don't need beautiful apples, just ones that will work for applesauce. So locals, anybody know where I can get some cheaper apples around here? I'd be willing to drive a bit - but probably not longer than about 30-40 miles. And non-locals, any tips on where you get your apples???

Maybe it is because we are talking about apples this week in Preschool, or because we are going to an apple orchard for a field trip on Friday, but I'm just craving all things Apple. Apple crisp, apple pie (I make a mean apple pie using the pie crust recipe from The Little House Cookbook), applesauce (with chunks in it, of course. And a touch of cinnamon.), apple dumplings, apple cider, apple donuts (LOVE these!)

Or maybe it is the nursery rhyme we are studying in preschool - "An Apple A Day"

An apple a day keeps the doctor away,
Apple in the morning, doctor's warning.
Roast apple at night, starves the doctor outright.
Eat an apple going to bed, knocks the doctor on the head.
Three times a day, seven days a week - ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.

It wasn't until I started teaching preschool that I'd heard the rest of the rhyme beyond "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" part. I might have an apple two or three times a week, but not 21 times. I guess I need to work on that, at least through the rest of September! I want those ruddy cheeks!


The Queen Bee said...

I got my apples the last 2 years at Christ Orchard in Peoria.
I thought they were reasonable, I think I paid like $16 or $18 a bushel. The Mcintosh made great sauce! I think Sharon Sagers goes every year and takes orders.

Midwest Keech said...

I went with Syndy, Sharon & Amy last year to Christ Orchard. The Macs were yummy & made great applesauce. I found their website