ARF Apples


We will be expanding our Apple Shares program in 2018, please contact us at alternativerootsfarm@yahoo.com to get on the wait list!

9.6.17  Apple Shares are in their second week of delivery with Haralson and Cortland apples. Grab some baking apples at the farmers' market on Saturdays, to preserve fall goodness for this winter! Our freshest varieties will be available for purchase as well, as available.

Applesauce and Apple Butter Shares are still available - contact us for details!


A Huge Thank You to our Sponsor-A-Tree supporters
who made a capital investment in our growing orchard. Each supporter will be honored with a sign by their heirloom apple tree. Thank you for your support in this long-term investment!
2016: Joan & Robby Doss, Anne & Andy Biebl, Yvonne & Lee Weber (pear), Steve & Jessica Lindee, Kristin & Dale Anderson, Anonymous, Anita Prestidge & Aldean Hendrickson, Kellie & Chris Newman. Bob & Linda Beck. 
2017:  Lisa & Jesse Taralseth, Pat Nelson, Penny Nelson, Yvonne & Lee Weber, Betti & Ken Kamolz, Nick & Lexi Pietsch, Sarah & Steve Sveine, Terry & Ellie Sveine, Jan O'Marron, Dustan & Melissa Cross, Beth & Laine Sletta, Anne & Andy Biebl, Paul & Gail Lindfors, Kayla Bartlett.



An Apple A Day, For 47 Years
:
Apple Picking Season is Here, Don't You Want More Than a McIntosh?
New York Times, Oct. 2014
5 Reasons to Enjoy Apples 
University of MN Extension Video (1:48)

Early Season

Lodi
Beacon 
Centennial Crabapple
State Fair
Zestar!

Mid Season

Wealthy
Sweet Sixteen
McIntosh
Honeycrisp
Cortland


Late Season

Northern Spy
Honeygold
Haralson
Prairie Spy
Regent
Jonathan




Apple Facts:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/apples/facts.cfm

Weights & Measurements
Accuracy of these measurements will vary from apple to apple, 
based on average size, how they cook down, etc.

1 9-inch pie needs:
2-3 lbs apples

1 Pound equals:
3 medium apples   -   2 cups sliced

1/4 Peck equals:
2.5-3 lbs apples   -   8-9 medium apples   -   one 9 inch pie

1/2 Peck equals:
5-6 lbs apples   -   5 pints applesauce   -   8 cups jelly

1 Peck equals:
10-12 pounds   -   32 medium apples   -   3-4~ 9 inch pies
7-9 quarts frozen   -   4 quarts canned

1 Half Bushel equals:
20-24 lbs   -   8-10 quarts canned

1 Bushel equals:
40-48 pounds   -   126 medium apples   -   15~ 9 inch pies
30-36 pints frozen   -   15-20 quarts canned


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