Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
Maybe you prefer a sweeter apple or something more tart. Maybe you know you’ve tasted the perfect apple before, but you can’t remember what it was called. How do you choose? Well, apart from asking the farmer’s advice (which is always a good first step), you might consider throwing together an apple taste test.
Many growers will sell quarter peck bags (about eight or nine apples) of mixed varieties that come out to be cheaper than buying individually. Make your selections, label them (sticky notes will work, as long as the apples aren’t shifting around too much in the bag), and gather a few family members, co-workers, friends, or students to sample slices. You can vote on favorites or arrange according to sweetness—but don’t forget to take notes!….