It's hard to believe it was in the mid-80's just a few days ago but now it seems Fall has truly arrived. There is a crispness in the air that is perfect for picking apples! This weekend is a great time to visit as we have some of our best keeping apples opening up for pick your own: EverCrisp, Florina, and Goldrush are open as of today. EverCrisp is our newest variety, the lovechild of Honeycrisp and Fuji, and it is extremely crunchy, juicy, and sweet. It will keep for four to five months in cool, dry conditions. Created by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA), EverCrisp is sure to be a big hit here in Central Ohio.
We grow a wide variety of apples as well as carrying a multitude of apple related products in our market including butters, jams, syrups, dips, mustards, chips, etc., all made from apples. Here are the apples available now (*=available to pick your own too):
Show off your baking skills and enter our first APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST ON NOVEMBER 2!
Turn in two pies, made completely from scratch, to the market in Utica between 8am & 6pm on Friday, November 2nd.
Each pie must be in an unmarked disposable pie tin & include a typed or hand-written recipe.
Only amateur bakers may enter the contest.
Pies will be judged on a scale of 1-10 on (A) Appearance (B) Flavor (C) Texture
Winners agree to allow Branstool Orchards to publish their recipes and photos of their pies on their website and social media outlets.
Entries require name, phone number, email, and recipe.
All pies will be judged on Friday night by our panel of judges and winners announced on Saturday. All pies will be sold by the slice at the market on Saturday and proceeds donated to the local food bank.
First Place Winner = $50
Second Place Winner = $25
Third Place Winner = $15
We will be at the Clintonville, Worthington and Granville Farmers Markets this Saturday with Rubinette, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Idared, Jonathan and Topaz apples.
This weekend we will have caramel apples with or without nuts from Goumas Confections in Newark, Ohio. There will be warm apple cider donuts for sale Saturday & Sunday from 10-5. Baked goods samples Saturday 11-3. Free apple cider samples as well. There are fresh tomatoes, winter squash, onions, garlic and chestnuts in the market. And, of course, pick your own apples & pumpkins all weekend long :)
Call us anytime with questions at 740-892-3989