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What to Buy in the Produce Area This Week!

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What to buy in the Produce area…

Apples –  Fall means it is Apple time. Try a new variety this year. Bake with them too.

According to – here is a guide of what to do with each type of apple. The general rules seem to be that softer apples are best for applesauce, while firmer apples are best for baking and making pies.  You can increase the sweetness or acidity of the product by adding sugar or a few drops of lemon juice to the recipe.

Best for eating out of hand :   Gala, Fuji, Mutsu, Jonathan, Cameo, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious, McIntosh, Braeburn, Winesap, Pink Lady, Sundowner

Best for pies:  Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Rhode Island Greening, Pippin, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gravenstein

Best for applesauce :   Pippin, Rhode Island Greening, McIntosh, Elstar, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Gravenstein

Best for baking :   Rome, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Pippin, Gala, Braeburn, Northern Spy, Gravenstein, Rhode Island Greening, York Imperial, Cortland, Winesap

Best for making salads :  Cortland, Golden Delicious, Empire, Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Winesap, Criterion, Pink Lady

Potatoes – Time for potatoes, be on the lookout for some good deals on Russet, White, Gold, and Reds.