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Lisa M Baragiola

How ‘Bout Them Apples?!

MO Apple Season

Summer temperatures are hanging around this week, but fall is right around the corner. It is my favorite time of the year. Brisk beautiful mornings when the warmth of the sun is welcome during a morning run. It’s also apple picking season. What could be more fun than planning a trip on a beautiful fall day to pick your own apples? There are many great varieties for a convenient snack and an economical family favorite.

Nutritional Value

Apples mainly consist of carbohydrates and water. They’re high in fiber with one medium size apple containing 4 grams. Apples are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. All of which are responsible for many of their health benefits. Remember the old saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.”

Grab a Basket!

Thies Farm, a farm right here in the city located at 4215 North Hanley Road. You can begin picking in mid-August. There are 10 varieties to choose from and they prune the trees to keep the fruit low and easy to pick.

Eckert’s Family Farm, in the metro east Belleville, IL located at 951 South Green Mt Rd.  Pick your own apples available now. Check the details and other fun adventures here happening this fall.

Centennial Farms and Orchard, in beautiful Augusta, MO located at 199 Jackson St. Picking starts on September 2 with 16 different varieties. See additional information here.

Herman’s Farm Orchard, in St. Charles, MO located at 3663 North Highway 94. Picking your own apples begins on September 1, by appointment only. Click here for further direction.

Store the apples in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life. Some may last up to 3 months. Apples are delicious by themselves and add a healthy flair to many tasty recipes. Happy picking!!!


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