Maria will make her last delivery of the year next Thursday, November 8.
Here's what she offers for Co-op members to special order:
Special Order Apples 20# box = $26:
Mixed boxes of fresh apples; 15 boxes available:
First ten orders, first served. Those boxes will contain
Pink Ladies / Grannies / Fujis. The Pink Ladies are the ones with Hearts on them in the photo above. (Maria puts heart stickers on the green apples and as they ripen, the sticker prevents the reddening. You can tattoo yourself this way next summer!)
When the Pink Ladies are gone Maria will substitute Pink Rose apples
(sorry -- no hearts on those) to make the next five boxes, which will also contain Fujis & Grannies.
All are good for fresh eating. Grannies are also good for cooking. Apples keep very well in an unheated garage or outbuilding, even till March. A twenty pound box will cost $26.
Folk wisdom tells us that the best pies and sauces are made with three different varieties of apples to blend flavors and textures. Maria will bring several other kinds of apples which will be for sale by the pound in our store so you can choose a few for cooking in addition to your Grannies.
Special Order Dried Pears & Nectarines
She's also bringing a lot of her fabulous dried fruit to sell in the store. There are four gallons of dried pears ($44) and two gallons of dried nectarines ($38) available to members on special order.
To pre-order fresh apples by the mixed box (15 available) and dried pears or nectarines (only 6 gallons total available), please follow instructions below. Contact me, not the Co-op, with your order.
p.s. Just so you know to be looking for them next Thursday, Maria says she'll try to bring about 20 pounds
of her fabulous grapes to sell by the pound in the store.