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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A trip to the apple orchard
Once a year, I treat us to cider donuts. Expensive, and it appears that these are no longer made on the premises. These were good, not excellent, as I recall in year's past. While there, I also grabbed a 5 lb bag of what they are calling "utility apples" or seconds as I refer to them. I wanted Cortlands and got them for $5.95/5 lb bag. Not bad @ $1.20/lb. I usually aim to pay $1/lb or less for fruit. This was a bad year in CT for apples, due to the Spring freeze and this orchard only has apple picking on the weekends, with many of the apples trucked from other orchards to meet demand, in via crate, left in the fields to select from.
We simply went to the orchard stand and got what I wanted at a good price. If I recall correctly, there are 2 sizes of bags that are purchased from them prior to picking. I think* I paid $40/larger bag. My seconds will work just fine at a much better price. With my arthritis, I have no strong desire to actually go apple picking, I just wanted the apples.