Down East 2013 ©
The Yankee Crafty B*tch tells us which apples are the best.
Across the country there are hundreds and hundreds of farm stands. They all provide wonderfully fresh, VERY local, fruits, veggies, flowers, meats, milks, eggs, cheeses and so on. In my little town of about 4000 people, we have a great farm stand named “Fitches Corner”. All spring, summer and fall the farm stand has everything you could possibly need to make a farm fresh meal.
This time of year may just be my favorite because Fitches has apples, tons and tons, of apples. I am not saying they have a lot of one or two varieties of apples but when I dropped in the other day there were 12 varieties of apples. Mutsu, Spencer, Cortland, Macoun, Honey Crisp, Gala, Red Delicious, Empire, Mac, Ginger Gold, Fuji and Baldwin.
When I saw all these varieties of apples, I knew that I needed all of them. Therefore, I also thought we need to have a apple tasting test at the Yankee Crafty B*tch Kitchen. So myself, Dash and our good friend Jenny, sat down with all the apples and some pretzels (pallet cleanser) and went to work.
I am a big eater of apples, and I have to say that I was shocked by all the wonderful tastes and smells each of these apples had. Here is what we have to say about each one (please note: we are by no means professional apple tasters just professional apple eaters):
K: oh, umm, whoa!
J: bull’s eye!
K: clover honey
K: tastes like rainbow
D: an apple
K: brown sugar
D: poignant fall
K: tastes like NH