Our farm is right smack in the middle of apple orchard country in BC and this time of year apples are everywhere. A little bit like the zucchini dilema that everyone with a vegetable garden can relate to. After awhile you’re just not sure what else to do with all the apples.
These are the apple bins sitting by the side of orchards ready to be filled by the apple pickers. Many of our pickers come from Eastern Canada and also Mexico. Apple picking is a hard job, very tiring. Like so often with the farming industry, little profit for the expenditure required.
Ripe and ready to go, yellow apple variety. The smaller apples you see on the ground are from the thinning process of the apples to ensure a good sized crop.
This is a newer style of orchard where they plant a much smaller tree, closer together with high yields. Not nearly as romantic or attractive as the older orchards but more productive and easier to farm.
We always store, dry and sauce them up but my friend Carol decided to help me out this year. She gathered up some favorite apple recipe ideas from many of our friends and sent them my way. I can no longer complain and thought I would pass them on to you. Just click on the photo below to discover some delicious apple treats you can make and enjoy. I contributed the apple salsa which is well liked and makes for great gift giving.( Sharing with the Homestead Barn Hop ) and The Farm Blog Hop