An apple a day...

Autumn is upon us, but in addition to the unfortunate chill and shorter days, we still have the apple harvests to look forward to. Granted, here in the US we have the ability to buy apples year-round, but there's something to be said for having access to locally grown varieties, and apples that are at the peak of their natural season.

The best time of year for buying apples here in the Midwest is August through October, with early October being the prime month for on-site orchard picking. Apples also see a boost in sales in October, largely thanks to a strong association between crisp, cool weather and... more