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    Thumbs up Apple picking time!

    Apples are a big crop here in NY and this year since we had such a hot summer the harvest is excellent. Do you go apple picking? I haven't been since I was in Kindergarten and that was about 44 years ago. What kind of apples are your faves? Cider lover? How about those apple cider doughnuts ::drool::
    Do you have any favorite apple recipes you can share? Tips for storing, stories to share?




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    I picked 2- 5 gallon buckets yesterday in my backyard. My wife made ..apple crisp pie..I think that's what she said it was.

    My favorite apple is either the Gala or Golden delicious.

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    We pick at a cider mill called Spicers every year. I like honeycrisp,red delicious,jonathan, and pies=Northern spies(sp?).
    Basically, all except green and not so much yellow.
    I store them in a milk crate in the darkest coolest place I have. I like to make cinnamon apple sauce w/ a combo of apples.
    I love apple crisp Russ but we don't put the oats in ours. Now I'm thinking about caramel apples and apple dumplings.Sigh.

    We plan to check out Erwins in South Lyon if time permits this weekend. I got the fever. I think I'll decorate for Halloween sooon.lol.

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    I love apple everything! I love everything about this fall season, the smells, tastes, changes in the weather (we do get a slight change here in Florida, not near as much as I would like).

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    I love all apples and have been in the apple mood, but have never picked apples. Sounds like fun though!

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    I heard that the apples are ready earlier due to the super hot summer we've had and I'm raring to go apple picking. I go to local orchards but plan to go to one in DF's town and take my dad.

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    Apple cider donuts sound wonderful - would love to try one!!

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    Could be why I paid 1.99 for a bag a few days ago when I have been paying 4.99 for a bag this whole summer.

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    I'm in NY also...I went apple picking this past weekend. Got a full bushel of apples...Mostly MacIntosh and Cortlands...that's all my orchard had open at this time....Next weekend they open other parts of the orchard. we also got 3 dozen apple cider donuts, a gallon of fresh apple cider, Apple Wine....they have a winery right on site....and Fresh Raw unprocessed Honey as they have a bee hive on site as well...I love all this stuff! I will be making applesauce, apple pies, apple crisp, and whatever else I can find to make with apples. I usually dehydrate some as well....I actually still have dehydrated apples from last year still....LOL

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    Wish we could pick apples here. Lou-zee-ana is not known for growing apples. I love to make baked apple dumplings ( I think that's what they're called). Love sugar-free apple pie (diabetic) and peeled small red delicious apples. Just plain love apples.

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    Well that would explain why we've had all sorts of apple's down at Grahm's Produce lately. I like Fugi probably the best, but my favorite for apple pie is Granny Smith. I also like Gala and Rome. I don't really care for Golden Delicious or other yellows. I just eat them by themselves lol, but I also love apple pie in a bowl of milk. Lately I've been picking up a few to munch on each week since they've had such a selection. But, soon it'll be citrus season and I CAN'T WAIT

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    My dh said that apple cider isn't so good here cause the blossoms died after the spring so cider will be high in IN uggg! Love to go apple picking love the braeburn or sugar crisp and red & golden delicious.

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    I want to take Diva apple picking. Trying to find a day to do it is proving to be difficult. She doesn't get out of school until 2:15 and we can't do it on the weekends.

    I want someplace local, but GOOD.


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    Hey Lady V -

    I've always gone to Keith's in Acushnet and have had a good time. They have great apples, pumpkins, cider... you name it! Depending on the time of year, they have hay rides, which Diva may like

    Just my 2 pennies...

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    [QUOTE=Happy Dope;1413961]Hey Lady V -

    I've always gone to Keith's in Acushnet /QUOTE]
    Total Travel Estimate: 1 hour 36 minutes / 72.95 miles
    Thank you for the suggestion. We have gone to Parlee Farm and Smolak's. I wasn't impressed with Smolak... LOVED Parlee, but so does everyone else...

    May grab Diva after lunch one of these days - we miss the
    goats in the trees

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