An Apple A Day For Better Health
Apples are a good source of fiber, high in Vitamin C and potassium, low in sodium, and are almost fat-free. There is truth to the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Varieties: 12 varieties
Availability: Mid August - Late October
Eco-Apples are not the same as organic, but many of the methods used by Lyman Orchards are the same as those of organic growers. We use a combination of old farming methods and leading-edge technologies to grow fruit in ways that preserve the ecology of our orchard, focusing upon the use of natural methods and minimal spray.
Lyman Orchards uses an advanced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocol, favoring naturally occurring controls to produce fruit of exceptional flavor and quality. We work closely with the non-profit organization Red Tomato, and the IPM Institute of North America for an annual review of our policies and implementation.
Apples stay crisp and fresh for weeks if kept cold and moist. For best results, store them in a vegetable crisper or plastic bag in your refrigerator. Kept at room temperature, apples ripen 10 times faster than when kept in cold storage. Before storing, remove any apples that are bruised and use them immediately. Do not store apples near strong odors, as the odors may affect the taste of the apples. To avoid bruising, handle your apples very carefully...as if they were eggs!
Core, peel and slice apples. Dip slices into lemon juice to prevent browning, and pack into freezer-proof containers. Applesauce also freezes well.
Drinking Lyman Orchards fresh apple cider is another way to enjoy the health benefits of our fresh apples.
Yield: 4-5 8 oz. Jars
16 cups sliced, tart apples
2 cups apple juice or cider
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. Ginger
Cook apples with juice until apples are soft.
Press through sieve or food mill. Measure volume.
To each cup of pulp add 3/4 cup sugar, add spices; mix and cook until thick; depending on variety of apples used, it will take 2-3 hours.
Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal with paraffin.