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CSAs the week of November 28, 2022

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SMALL: onions, acorn squash, baby bok choy, spinach or swiss chard or kale, carrots, broccoli or cauliflower, cilantro, Asian pears, and granny smith apples

LARGE: the above plus daikon and/or radishes, mushrooms, gold potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sorrel or parsley

FRUIT ONLY: Asian pears, persimmons, Seckel pears, and gala or honey crisp apples

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There are so many varieties and colors of apples. Each apple is unique and has its own best use. Some are good for eating out of hand. Some are better for pies and baking. Some are better for applesauce.

To store: Store apples in your refrigerator in a plastic bag. They are odor-absorbent, so keep them away from onions, potatoes, and other strong-flavored items. Apples can also be dehydrated (they’re really good with cinnamon sprinkled on top) and stored in a Ziploc bag!

To freeze: Apples can be frozen with or without sugar. Wash, peel, core and slice

apples, removing any brown spots. Add ascorbic acid (or Fruit Fresh) to prevent them

from browning. Add sugar (if desired) and place in a freezer-safe plastic bag, removing as much air as possible. Then freeze!

Gala Apples

Gala are a sweet, easy eating apple apple with a red stripey blush covering a pale yellow background. Firm and crisp, galas can be be used raw in salads and for snacking, as well as for baking, juicing, and freezing. 

Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp has thin skin, making it a great eating apple, but not a great storage apple. If you have a variety of apples in your fridge, honeycrisp is the one to eat first. You don’t have to just eat honeycrisp raw though; it’s great in both sweet and savory cooked dishes as well. 

Granny Smith Apples

A well known tart green apple that originated in Australia. Continuing the multipurpose apple theme, grannys are perfect for having a tart crisp apple out of hand as well as cooking with. Grannys hold their shape well, making them a good variety for cakes, muffins, pies, and baked apples. They will require a little longer cooking time when making applesauce. 

If you’d like to learn more about the CSA program, check out our page here

If you’re ready to sign up for a share – or need to get into your account – our CSA store is here

About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!

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