Apple Pick Me

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Ounces Vikingfjord Apple Vodka
  • 1 Cup ginger beer
  • 2 Pounds pressed lime wheels
  • .5 Ounce apple brandy

Directions

Press 2 lime wheels into bottom of Collins glass. Add ice, then Vikingfjord Apple vodka, apple brandy, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with green apple slice and candied ginger.

Nutritional Facts

Servings1

Calories Per Serving486

Total Fat2g3%

Sugar37gN/A

Saturated0.2g1%

Protein6g13%

Carbs117g39%

Vitamin A18µg2%

Vitamin B60.4mg19.5%

Vitamin C264mg100%

Vitamin E2mg10%

Vitamin K5µg7%

Calcium307mg31%

Fiber25g100%

Folate (food)73µgN/A

Folate equivalent (total)73µg18%

Iron6mg33%

Magnesium57mg14%

Monounsaturated0.2gN/A

Niacin (B3)2mg9%

Phosphorus166mg24%

Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A

Potassium928mg27%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.9%

Sodium36mg1%

Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.3%

Zinc1mg8%

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Head to the Eastside to pick apples at this organic farm. One of six farms on a collective 47-acre property, NW Bloom has apples ripe and ready. They opened for the season on August 22 and expect crispy apples through October 17. Families will need tickets to pick here on Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. The $17 price covers two people (kids under 10 are free) and a five-gallon bucket, ready to be filled. Expect to pick Liberty, Jonagold, Spartan and Golden Russets, in addition to quince before the season is over. Families can also take advantage of windfall apples (you’ll find them on the ground) when they make an additional donation, or purchase an extra five-gallon bucket when you get there for $15 more. They take cash, Venmo and PayPal, so come prepared. They’ll also have other fresh-picked produce (and hopefully some pumpkins in October) available for purchase. Event details.

Pro tip: The early bird gets the good apples at this farm, so show up earlier in the time slot for the best picking.

Covid safety: Face masks will be required for pickers. Please practice social distancing when you visit.

15410 N.E. 124th St.
Redmond, WA
Online: nwbloom.com


Recipes

Browse some of our favorite recipes using your fresh fruits and vegetables from our farm. If you have another recipe you’d like to share with other Larriland Farm customers, please let us know here.

Also refer to our freezing and storage tips to get the most out of your fresh picked produce.

BUSINESS HOURS

Opening day is determined by the ripening of the strawberries. June 2, 2020.

Late May - October Hours

Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - closed
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Hours
Memorial Day, if the strawberries are ripe, 9:00am - 1:00pm
July 4, Independence Day, 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Labor Day, Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Columbus Day, Monday, 9:00am - 1:00pm

November Hours:
In November, we are open through Sunday, November 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Monday, November 2, 2020 closed.

Early Nov. - late May: Closed for the winter. Open in the spring when the strawberries ripen, usually late May.

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day 9:00am - 1:00pm
Fourth of July 9:00am - 1:00pm
Labor Day 9:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus Day 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Apple Picking in Lancaster, PA

As part of your planning during this time, please call or check the website & social media of these properties for their most current operational information.

It’s that time of year again- leaves are starting to turn, the air is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice lattes are available everywhere you look. What better fall activity for you to do with your family than to go apple picking? Apple picking is a great way to spend the day outdoors, and it is an activity all ages can participate in. Plus, you will get some great family photos while you are at it. So come on, don your flannel, head to Lancaster and get picking.

Where to pick:

Lancaster has a plethora of orchards to choose from. While all have apples some also have pumpkins you can pick too, as well has fun fall activities like hayrides or corn mazes. Here are some of our favorite places to pick farm-fresh apples.

Cherry Hill Orchard
400 Long Lane, Lancaster | Cherryhillorchards.com
This family owned orchard offers 45 varieties of apples for you to choose from as well as pumpkins. Apples can generally be picked through November, ending the season with Pink Ladies. For information on the availability of a specific variety check their website in advance. Be sure to bring your own containers for picking here. Afterwards stop by the Cherry Hill Outlet Store to pick up some apple cider and treats to enjoy on the way home.
Pick Your Own Hours- Mondays thru Fridays, 9 AM to 6 PM Saturdays, 9 AM thru 4 PM.

Weaver’s Orchard
40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown | Weaversorchard.com
Established in 1932, this orchard knows their apples- they grow about 18,000 apple trees on roughly 35 acres. The orchard offers many varieties, including the Star Gala which was discovered at their orchard! Pick your own wristbands are required for Saturdays and holidays, and may be purchased for $2 (children 12 and under a free). While you are there make sure to sample some of their award-winning pressed cider.
Pick Your Own Hours- Mondays thru Fridays, 8 AM to 6 PM Saturdays 8 AM to 5 PM. (Last admittance a half-hour before close each day).

Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market
110 Ducktown Road, Hellam | flinchbaughsorchard.com
Not only does Flinchbaugh’s have apples they also have pick your own pumpkins, wagon rides, a straw bale jungle gym, and a 5-acre corn maze! Pick your own apples are offered from September 21 through October 20 on Fridays and Saturdays, and on Columbus Day. After you have all of your apples home, be sure to check out the recipes section of their website for great apple treats to bake.
Pick Your Own Hours- Fridays 2 to 6 PM Saturdays 10 AM to 3:30 PM

Masonic Village Farm Market & Orchard
310 Eden View Road, Elizabetown | Mvfarmmarket.com
Growing over 60 varieties of apples, there is a big selection at Masonic Village Orchard. As well as apple dumplings, pies, and cookies baked fresh daily- yum. Here you must also taste Farmer Tad’s award winning cider made with a secret blend of apples. Pick your own apples are available from August 21 through October 22. Pumpkins are also available for picking on specific Saturdays. If you are picking on a weekday make sure to stop in the farm market for instructions, on weekends you may go straight to the orchard.

Masonic Village Farm Market & Orchard will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Online ordering is still available! Stay tuned on their Facebook page & website for more information.

Brecknock Orchard
390 Orchard Road, Mohnton | Brecknockorchard.com
Just over the border in Berks County you will find Brecknock Orchard. They offer to pick your own apples as well as group tours and fall festival weekends featuring wagon rides, a straw maze, rope maze and outdoor games. Plus, make your own caramel apple, and free samples of apple butter and apple cider. You can always watch applesauce making demonstrations and learn about orchard agriculture at educational displays. Festival activities are from 9 AM to 4 PM on select Saturdays.
Pick Your Own Hours- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8 AM to 7 PM Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 AM to 5 PM

Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market
3097 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand | Kauffmansfruitfarm.com
If you don’t have time to pick your own apples, but still want some fresh, crisp apples to enjoy this fall, Kauffman’s Fruit Market is the place to go. This fruit farm owns and operates about 100 acres of land, 50 of which are all apples. They offer many varieties of pre-picked apples for you to choose from as well as delicious apple treats and other local goodies.
Market Hours- Monday thru Thursdays, 7 AM to 5:30 PM Fridays 7 AM to 8:30 PM Saturdays 7 AM to 5 PM

What to Make:

Apple pies, apple cider, apple donuts, apple crisps, apple fritters- the options are endless. If you aren’t sure what to make we have included a recipe below for one of our favorites- apple dumplings! These cored apples wrapped in buttery pastry dough and baked with cinnamon and brown sugar are a Lancaster County favorite. However, if baking is not your forte, don’t worry there are plenty of local bakeries and markets where you can pick something up to take home… we won’t tell anyone that you didn’t prepare it yourself!

Bird-in-Hand Bakery’s Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings

6 medium baking apples
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk

Sauce:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

Peel and core apples. Leave whole. Mix fl our, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle milk over mixture and press together lightly, working dough only enough to hold together. Roll out dough and cut into 6 squares. Place an apple on each square. Fill cavity in apple with sugar and cinnamon. Pat dough around apple to cover it completely. Fasten edges securely on top of apple. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a greased baking pan.

Sauce: Combine brown sugar, water, and cinnamon in saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and add butter. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes. Baste occasionally during baking. Serve hot with milk.


Chocolate PB Banana Bites and Chocolate Covered Bananas

At least once a week, I let The Little Apple pick a snack to make. All of the “experts” say that getting kids to help in the kitchen will help get them interested in food. That doesn’t necessarily hold true for The Little Apple, but I keep on trying.

We usually check out my Kids Snacks board on Pinterest for ideas. This week, The Little Apple picked these Chocolate PB Banana Bites from nom!nom!nom!. I also thought he would enjoy making some chocolate covered banana “popsicles” covered in sprinkles, so we did that too. This isn’t my first go ’round with frozen bananas…remember my Banana Ice Cream? These Banana Bites and Popsicles are so fun and easy to make.

There’s not much of a recipe for either of these….

To make the Chocolate PB Banana Bites : Place banana slices on a sheet of wax paper. Top each banana slice with about a teaspoon of peanut butter (or almond butter!). Then melt some chocolate (I used chocolate chips with a teaspoon of coconut oil added), and drizzle the chocolate over the banana bites (this step not pictured). Freeze for a few hours, then enjoy!

To make Chocolate Covered Bananas : Place a popsicles stick in several bananas. Melt some chocolate (with a teaspoon of coconut oil added). Use a spoon to coat all sides of the banana. Then apply sprinkles. Freeze for a few hours, then enjoy!


Ricker Hill Orchards

Ricker Hill Orchards has been growing apples for over eight generations. We are located in Turner, a small town in the foothills of Maine about an hour’s drive from the coast.

We grow everything from crisp red apples and sourly sweet cranberries. We offer many types of apples, but it is the McIntosh for which we are known, and now offer organic apples. If you are in Maine during harvest season, stop by our farm stand.

We offer many activities, from pick your own apples and pumpkins to corn mazes and even disc golf. Our farm stand is filled with fresh made baked goods, apples, pies, honey, jams, and toys for the kids.

The PYO orchard is located at the end of Ricker Hill Road and has spectacular views of the western mountains.

Contact – Harry Ricker


The very best pie apples

With apple-picking season hard upon us, it's time to dust off your favorite apple pie recipe, sharpen your crust-rolling skills, and get ready to enjoy fall's favorite dessert: apple pie.

You may be tempted to make your pie from one of the six apple varieties that dominate the domestic market year-round: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, and McIntosh.

But when fall rolls around, farmers' markets and orchard farm stands offer an abundance of choices.

Like Calville Blanc d’Hiver.

Northern Spy is a classic pie apple, popular in New England and New York since the early 1800s.

And I'll confess ahead of time that my favorite apple is any of the brown-green russets — Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet, et al.

You've probably identified your favorite eating apple. But what about the best pie apples? They're not necessarily the same.

Red and Golden Delicious, for instance, are reliably crisp, sweet eating apples. But when you bake them into a pie, they can become mushy and lose some of their sweetness.

Let's see how to choose ahead of time which of the many apples out there are best for pie.

We'll put six different apples to the test.

I decide to put two of my favorites, Golden Russet and Northern Spy, up against a couple of classic pie apples: McIntosh and Cortland.

I also add Granny Smith because, if there's one ubiquitous, year-round apple, Granny Smith is it. They're like dandelions: if Granny Smiths weren't so pervasive, we'd love them!

Ginger Gold — a Golden Delicious cross with Albemarle Pippin — is another variety that's often available in fall, and a worthy representative of the Delicious family.

OK, I can hear voices ringing from across the land: why don't you test Fuji? Gala? Honey Crisp? [Name your favorite apple]?

Limited time, limited resources — and a pan with space for just six pies, so I'm sure I've left out a lot of worthy contenders. Which simply means you can have fun doing this same test at home with your own favorites.

The first thing I try is making apple mini pies in our pie and burger bun pan.

The resulting pies are totally delicious — but between crust and streusel topping, the apples get lost.

For test #2, I smarten up, simply baking apples sweetened with a bit of sugar.

To mimic apple pie (sans crust), I pile sliced apples high in the pan. Then I bake them in a preheated 425°F oven for 20 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 375°F, and continue to bake the apples until they're bubbly, about 40 minutes.

I had no idea there'd be such significant differences in both texture and flavor.

For example, Russets and Macs are sweetened with the same amount of sugar, bake at the same temperature, for the same amount of time — and offer WAY different results.

Let's sum up the results of our best pie apples test.

The best pie apples

Cortland
  • Texture: very soft bordering on unpleasantly mushy.
  • Taste: Distinct apple flavor nice balance of sweetness and tang.
Russet
  • Texture: Very firm, with pleasant bite and little loss of structural integrity.
  • Taste: Mild, unassuming, not overly sweet.
Northern Spy
  • Texture: Medium firm slices were distinct, yet soft.
  • Taste: Sweet, mildly "apple-y." Not much nuance.
McIntosh
  • Texture: Extremely soft slices turned to chunky applesauce as soon as I touched them.
  • Taste: Very similar to Cortland classic apple taste.
Ginger Gold
  • Texture: Distinct slices, but very soft softer than Northern Spy.
  • Taste: Undistinguished not too sweet and little apple flavor.
Granny Smith
  • Texture: Crisp/tender, a bit firmer than Northern Spy slices held their shape.
  • Taste: Medium sweetness with a touch of tang.

So, Granny Smith looks like the best combination of both taste and texture. Does it make the very best apple pie?

Not necessarily. I've baked many pies with this all-purpose apple, especially during the winter when other apples are scarce or pricey. A pie made 100% with Granny Smith apples is a mighty fine pie.

But in fall, when every apple variety in the world is seemingly at your fingertips, why not take advantage of one or two (or more) of your own local favorites?

At the end of the day, choosing the best pie apples is a personal decision. My best apple pie would include a combination of these three: Cortland, for flavor Russet, for texture and Granny Smith, for its combination of the two.

What apples would fill your best pie? Bake your favorite varieties side by side and see what happens the results may surprise you.

Please share your favorite apples for pie — and your favorite apple pie tips! — in comments, below.


We’ll have different varieties ready to pick in September and October. If you come a few times, you could see different varieties each time.

The apples grow in waves, so that every few weeks a new variety becomes ripe enough to pick. Our first wave of pick-your-own includes favorites like Gala, McIntosh and Cortland. In a few weeks, Macoun, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Jonagold and Empire will be ready too. Later in October, you’ll find Braeburn, Ida Red, Mutsu, Stayman and Rome.


Summer Apples and MeMa's Applesauce Recipe

When is apple season? Most Americans are going to answer &ldquofall, of course,&rdquo October to be exact. We tend to relate the crisp autumn air and apple picking with each other. The fact is that apple season can start early June. It does feel a little odd to be picking ripe apples with green cherries around and before peaches are even close to ripening!


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What are the characteristics of these early apples? To quote Grandma Greuel, &ldquoThey&rsquore only good for sauce.&rdquo She did indeed turn the entire crop of early apples into fantastic sweet-tart apple sauce. Her favorite variety of the summer apples is Lodi. A very typical summer apple it is large, soft and yellowish-green with a smooth skin. There are a few apples held in high regard during the summer for eating out of hand such as 'Gravenstein' and 'Paula Red'. These apples hold a &ldquomoment in the sun&rdquo &mdash they are slightly crisp for just a few days and then they turn soft and mushy. I prefer to pick summer apples a little early when they are firmer and tart like a tree-ripened Granny Smith.

We have a few notable early apples in our orchard. 'Yellow Transparent' is an old-time favorite and is sometimes confused with a similar apple called 'May'. May apple has the earliest fruit in our orchard and has the strange habit of blooming twice a year and sometimes produces a second late crop. If you do a little research you will find that most early apples have many synonyms which can include terms like &ldquoJuneating&rdquo or &ldquoEarly Harvest.&rdquo This makes discerning apples types difficult as they were marketed with so many different names &mdash sometimes a different one from nursery to nursery.

I have found a local bakery here in Kansas City called MeMa&rsquos. They produce unbelievable cookies and cakes &mdash many of which include apples (which is why I was there). The owner, Cassie, was kind enough to give me her applesauce recipe.

MeMa&rsquos Applesauce Recipe

  • 6 cups apples, peeled, cored, chopped (might want to run through a food processor for a minute)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine apples, water, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, and simmer 5 more minutes.

This year we have been hit with some very bad weather with damaging hail. A dented apple will make applesauce just as well as a perfectly shaped apple. I would recommend saving your &ldquoseconds&rdquo for this purpose. I have just harvested some very tart Lodi apples and I intend to make applesauce this weekend.