Warm sweaters, cozy nights, trees turning the most beautiful of colors….. oh yeah, and all kinds of mouthwatering recipes made with apples! What’s this called? HARVEST TIME! Whether it’s crockpot comfort food or home-baked cakes and crumbles, we’ve got some special creations in store for you this harvest season. Here at North Coast, it’s our favorite time of year, and here are just a few reasons why.
The sweet fragrance of the orchards, rolling hill after rolling hill, there’s nothing quite like it! If you’ve ever had a chance to walk through an orchard and pick your own apples, you know what we’re talking about. There is a certain serenity that comes with walking through the rows of apple trees, untroubled and at peace. Picking the first apple and rubbing it on your pant leg to shine, you know, just to taste and make sure they’re good enough and ready for harvest. It’s a magical time.
And then there are our hard-working, dedicated, and diligent growers. They are the ones who make this special period of time even possible. Watching them work, whether it’s in the orchards or delivering apples to the plant, is certainly a sight to be seen. Generation after generation, our growers have carried extraordinary skill and a deep passion for producing fruit of exceptional taste and quality. Having the opportunity to witness a harvest among the orchards is for sure a powerful experience and will have you all ready for autumn, if you weren’t there already! These are definitely the days.
The sun setting earlier in the day makes for darker nights which makes for flickering fires in the fireplace and hearty soups and stews on the stove. We have a wide array of recipes in our North Coast library, organized in seven different courses. Who knew there were so many different things you can do with apple sauce, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar?? We highly recommend you check them out. From Apple Cider Beef Stew and Crock Pot Chicken & White Beans to Apple Sauce Scones and Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread, you are sure to find something to delight your friends and family, and make your house smell amazing. Let us know what you make and what you think. Your opinions are important to us!
North Coast Organic apple products are made in Sebastopol, CA from U.S. grown certified organic apples. They contain no added sugars, preservatives, colorings or flavorings.