Wednesday, September 1, 2010
First day of the season
Well, I know it isn't fall yet (technically) but it IS the start of apple season! I have to be honest, I was never a big apple fan. Apples are fine and everything but I don't really care for apple products (apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter...); they're all very well and good, and I enjoy making them, I just don't want to eat them. I know, I'm weird (the problem being is that none of those things are chocolate...). Still, when we moved out here to the 'burbs I discovered that living on the edge of the country has its advantages. Namely Oregon Heritage Farms, the best little apple orchard in our neighborhood. I love this place! The red barns, the homemade crafts, the local produce, the caramel corn, the fun girls at the sample table and the apples - oh, the apples are soooo good. Even a jaded non-fan like me has to admit that they grow the sweetest, tartest, crunchiest apples around. We ate some with our lunches today, slathered in crunchy peanut butter (my favorite way to eat an apple since I was the same size as my kids are today).
And did I mention they have a giant inflatable bouncy apple? If that doesn't make you love apples I don't know what will.