Apples

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Honeycrisp Apples To Soon Be Available Year-Round

Apple fans in Minnesota will soon be able to find a favorite apple in grocery stores year-round. The Honeycrisp apple has come a long way from its humble beginnings here in Minnesota. When the apple was first introduced in 1991, University of Minnesota researchers only produced a three-week supply. Now, Honeycrisp is the No. 1 desired apple in America.

05/04/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Apples, Donations & Escalators

Becca from Sartell asked: Why do we give an apple to a teacher? Some believe the apple is a symbol is knowledge. But others suggest that back in the 1800s, frontier families were responsible for feeding teachers and apples happened to be plentiful. The tradition continues even after families no longer fed teachers.

04/04/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Homemade Applesauce

Once all those lovely luscious berries are gone, we still have a fruit option to turn to: the apple. A few weeks ago I bought a large bag of Haralson apples from the Minneapolis Farmers Market and promptly made applesauce, apple butter, and an apple pie. The applesauce was divided into wide mouth 8 oz. jars for lunches and while I reserved a cup for baking, that was quickly eaten for lunch, too.

11/20/2013

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Local Apple Orchard Suffers 90% Crop Loss

The apple season is underway in Minnesota. Some of the favorites, like sweetango or honeycrips, are ready for the picking at local orchards. But you may have noticed the harvest is a couple of weeks behind schedule. And Craig Schaper of Minnetonka Orchards says the search to find fruit without any flaws is a difficult task. “It’s devastating. I mean, this is what you pray for not to happen,” Schaper said. “You know, this is first time in 36 years that we’ve really been hit hard.”

09/22/2013

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Get Fruity With These Nutritional Snacks

With kids back in school, sports and clubs, they’re going to need all the energy they can get. And with apple season in full-swing well, it’s a no brainer to load up on fruit.

09/17/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Orchard In MN: Pine Tree

Minnesota knows its apples. The U of M developed the Sweet Tango, the Zestar and the state fruit — The Honey Crisp. Orchards are brimming with people, trying to get their hands on those apples this time of year.

09/05/2013

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‘Normal’ Winter Means A Better Apple Crop

This winter certainly feels more like winter than last and that has growers of one of our favorite fruits very happy.

02/26/2013

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Which Local Grocers Have Cheapest, Best Produce?

If you feel you are spending more at the grocery store, you are — a lot more. The federal government’s consumer price index shows area grocery store prices have jumped 40 percent in the last four years.

11/01/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Five-Man Team Of Brats

It’s party time and beers and brats are the football fare of choice. Step up the flavor by thinking way beyond mustard and onions with these brat-topping ideas

10/19/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Big Apple Burgers

You don’t have to live in the Big Apple to enjoy the immense taste of it. Even if the Giants aren’t your team, Big Apple Burgers will taste great to fans from all regions.

10/12/2012

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Bite Of MN: Sausage With Apples & Onions

I pulled out a few local cookbooks and came across a great recipe from Beth Dooley’s most recent cookbook, “The Northern Heartland Kitchen” that used apples, sausage, and onions for a main dish.

09/25/2012

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Quality Apple Crop? It’s Hit And Miss

A cold snap in the middle of an abnormally warm spring left apple grower Joe Carlson unsure of how this season would turnout.

09/14/2012

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Best Places To Go Apple Picking This Fall Near The Twin Cities

The quintessential fall activity for families, friends and tourists is apple picking. Have fun with the family this fall and go apple picking at any of these great orchards.

09/07/2012

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Great Weekend To Pick The Best Apples

Minnesota knows its apples, and this weekend could be the perfect time to run out and pick up some of them from your nearby orchard.

09/28/2011

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Pick Of The Orchard: Apple Harvest Abundant This Fall

Minnesota Orchards are ripe for the picking — literally.

09/14/2011

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