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Though it seems like the apple needs no introduction, we should point out that it does have a lot of dietary fiber and vitamin C. The farm sells a lot of different varieties used for different purposes, so make sure to read the descriptions when selecting your apples. There are specific varieties that are best for cooking and others that are best for fresh eating.
Storage: You can store apples on your counter for quite some time. They do not need to remain in their bag (however if they are in a plastic bag they should come out or they will rot more quickly), they are ripe when you pick them up. They do also cause other fruits and vegetables to rot more quickly, so try not to store them with your other produce, ie keep them out of your fridge.
QUICK IDEAS: Slice and put on a cheese plate; slice into a salad; peel, chop, boil, season, and mash into applesauce!
Apple Radish Salad: serves 4
From Farm-Fresh and Fast
¼ cup oil
Juice from 1 orange or lemon, or 2 limes
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey, or more to taste
Leaves from 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 tart apples, sliced or julienned
1 bunch radishes, sliced or julienned
Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. In a large bowl, combine the apples and radishes. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Depending on the sweetness of the apples, you may need to adjust the amount of honey.
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