Apples are a symbol of recognition, and this is their season. It’s time to recognize apples!
It’s autumn. It’s the season for one of our favorite fall foods and if you’re thinking pumpkin latte, give it another thought. It’s the apple. As you might guess, here at Apple Awards we are fans of the apple in all its various forms. This autumn apples provide not only enjoyable eating experiences but also enjoyable family outings. It’s time to take a trip to an Apple Festival, maybe even to an orchard to do a little picking.
Apples are naturally a more northern fruit, but they grow well in zones 3-8. That puts them within traveling distance of most of our country. Because there are so many varieties of apples, they ripen at different times. From early September until late October harvests will be occurring. That means apple festivals, parades and cooking contests abound. Many venues have apples to pick, activities for children and adults, food to sample, and interesting crafts and vendors. And absolutely nothing beats the flavor and fun of biting into that apple that you’ve just pulled off the tree yourself.
Finding that special apple venue is as easy as clicking here 2019 Apple Festivals . Close to Apple Awards in the mid-west, for instance, is the Bayfield Apple Festival in Bayfield, Wisconsin. It’s been called one of the 10 Best Harvest Festivals in the nation by USA TODAY. This year it’s a three-day event, October 4th, 5th, and 6th – 10 am to 5 pm. The tempering influence of Lake Superior creates a climate perfect for certain varieties of apples. The picturesque farms, rolling hills with colorful trees and views of the lake are beautiful and calming. There are opportunities to sample everything apple including pies, cobblers, cakes, ciders, butters and even bratwurst and mustard! Fifteen local orchards are participating with apples for sale and orchard tours.
Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, MacIntosh, Rome, Black Gilliflower, Honeycrisp, Thompkins King, Sweet Tango, Pink Lady – some you’ve heard of and probably some you haven’t… go to an apple festival this fall for an educational, memorable and fun family activity. And don’t forget, for recognition purposes, Apple Awards has a variety of stunning apples ready for picking too. Check them out!