Fall for Northwest Apples

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on September 15, 2011

Apples are a significant part of Washington’s culture.  So much so, that in 1989 a law was passed declaring the apple Washington’s official state fruit.  Washington produces about 42% of all apples grown in the United States.  Some of you may even grow and enjoy fruit tree(s) of your own.  

The Washington state Apple Commission provides excellent information on apple varieties, recipes, planting and growing your own trees and where to find the best apples.  Visit their website for more information at www.bestapples.com

For those of you looking to find the best apple for eating, baking, or cooking with, a trip to our local farmers market would be a fun and fruitful adventure.  The Olympia Farmer’s Market is a great place to taste and purchase a variety of Washington apples and other fruits and vegetables.  You can also enjoy live music, tasty treats and locally grown produce.  The market is open for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.  For more information, entertainment details or list of vendors please visit  www.olympiafarmersmarket.com

Another local spot for apple goodness is Lattin’s Country Farm.  They make world famous cider, home-made pies, jams and a variety of other treats.  Lattin’s is open during the week M-S 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday’s 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Check out their website for more information and for news on the upcoming Apple Festival, visit www.lattinscider.com   

Time to bake a fresh apple pie!

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