ARF Apples

Are you ready for apple season?!?! Orchard Update October 17 -  Now available Honeycrisp, Sweet Sixteen, Cortland, McIntosh, Fireside/Connell Red, Haralson, Honeygold, Regent, Keepsake.

Winter Apple Shares now available! See 2018 Shares page for details.

Contact us at info@alternativerootsfarm.com - Sign up for our newsletter for updates!

Where to get A.R.F. Apples:  
Mankato Farmers' Market (Tuesdays/Saturdays)
New Ulm Community Market & Co-op
Natural Food Co-op (Litchfield)
Pumpkin Junction at Blue Skye Farms
Valley Veggies


Early Season

Lodi
Crimson Beauty *future variety
Pristine *new in 2018
Enigma *future variety
Beacon 
Centennial Crabapple
State Fair
Paula Red *new in 2018
Zestar!


Mid Season

McIntosh
Smokehouse *future variety
Green Pippin *future variety
Red Baron *new in 2018
Sweet Sixteen

Late Season

Honeygold
Black Ben Davis *future variety
Fireside/Connell Red *new in 2018
Haralson
Northern Spy
Regent
Jonathan
Golden Russet *new in 2018
Keepsake *new in 2018
Ashmead's Kernel *new in 2018
Prairie Spy
Ortley *future variety


Apple Picking Season is Here, Don't You Want More Than a McIntosh?
New York Times, Oct. 2014

University of MN Extension Video (1:48)


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


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.

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