Weather you are ready or not, it is already September, and that means apple season is here once again. Our shelves are stocked with Paula Reds and Jersey Macs. The regular Hard Green Macs will be along in just a few weeks. For those who don’t remember which of these early apples they like: Paula Reds are the most like a McIntosh, Tart and Crunchy with a good flavor. The Jersey macs are sweeter and low in acid. The Jersey macs remind me of a Macoun, and since the Macouns won’t be ready to pick for 6 weeks you might as well get a bag of Jersey Macs to tide you over.
New this year we are going to have a corn maze. We have been hard at work cutting paths in the corn field and trying to make the maze fun and challenging. We expect to open the afternoon of Saturday September 12th, which coincides with Garland Days. If all goes well we expect to press our first batch of Cider that day as well.
There may be a few apples ripe for pick your own that weekend as well, but they will be sweeter and redder the following weekend.