Putting up apples

Eighty bushels of apples from Cider Hill Farm went home with Shared Harvest CSA members on Saturday. Three bushels have been living on my porch, waiting to be eaten or preserved. They are storage variety apples, so if I had a cold place to store them I could eat them ‘fresh’ all winter. Since I’ve limited fridge space my apple storage plan involves canning most of them.

I spent yesterday morning making apple butter. My house still smells of apples, cinnamon and cloves. Today I turned another bushel of apples into applesauce. I’ve a whole shelf in the pantry filled with jars of apple butter and applesauce. These will be a real treat this winter.

If you’re wanting to preserve some of your winter veggies, the National Center for Home Food Preservation has a lot of good information about food storage including how to can, freeze and ferment various veggies

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