Wander Minnesota: MEA BreakIt seems like school just began, but it’s already almost time for MEA. The MEA break will be Oct. 15 and 16. Here are a few ideas for keeping your kids entertained during the long weekend.
Good Questions: Chef's Hats, Apples, The Speaker Of The House Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores chefs hats, apples and the speaker of the house.
Minneapolis' 'Urban Orchard' Lets Folks Pick Unique Apples For FreeBe it SweeTango or Honeycrisp, certain apples make their way into every Minnesota orchard. But Sheila Mitchell also wanted something different. "I came from an apple background. I had a big orchard down in Jordan, Minnesota," Mitchell said. She already had the unusual setting, in the heart of Minneapolis, just feet from Lake of the isles. It is called "Urban Orchard."
Cooking With WCCO: Cranberry And Maple Baked ApplesMinnesota apple orchards are seeing bumper crops this fall, so it's a great time to use them in your recipes. This week, WCCO spent some time in the Cambria Kitchen with Whole Foods chef Ani Loizzo.
4 Things To Know: Pope Visit, Lynx Playoff Tickets & MoreFrom the Pope's visit to the U.S. to what fruit kids prefer the most, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Sept. 21.
Farmers Predict Bumper Crop For Apples This YearAfter a couple of tough years it looks like orchards are finally getting a break! Farmers are predicting a bumper crop this year. In fact, some apples have already arrived early.
New Twisted Trees Produce Apples On Their OwnThere's a new concept in apple trees that's starting to take off: trees that produce two different kinds of apples like Honey Crisp and McIntosh. The trees are called Apple Twist, and are grown at a farm in Wisconsin. But you can now find them at places like Leitner's Garden Center in St. Paul.
Tap Talk: Craft Cider At Sociable Cider WerksWe're serving this Tap Talk with a twist. This time we visited a craft cider taproom – Northeast Minneapolis' Sociable Cider Werks.
Move Over Honeycrisp -- There's A New Apple In TownMost of us don't think of winter as a time to get fresh, locally grown apples, but one company is hoping to change that Honeybear, a company that markets fruit grown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is debuting its newest apple called Pazazz.
MDH: 2 Dead From Listeria In Caramel ApplesThe Minnesota Department of Health has a warning about caramel apples linked to a listeria outbreak. Four people in Minnesota got sick in late October and November -- and two of them died. Health officials say the commercially-produced apples were purchased from Cub Foods, Kwik Trip and Mike's Discount Foods.
New U Of M Apple Could Extend Apple Picking SeasonA new apple from the University of Minnesota could extend the fall apple picking season. University of Minnesota researchers developed a new type of apple that would ripen in August, one month ahead of most apple varieties.
Turn Leftover Apples To Hard Cider In St. Louis ParkThis fall brought us a great apple season. If you have leftovers and are tired of peeling them for pies, grab those apples and head to Midwest Supplies in St. Louis Park Saturday.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Pie In MinnesotaWhen baking the best apple pie in the entire state of Minnesota, there must be some kind of secret ingredient. Pine Tree Apple Orchard has been in the Jacobson family since the 1950s, and today it remains a family business -- run by six Jacobson siblings. "There's something about this piece of ground," said Bill Jacobson.
Wander Minnesota: Season Of ApplesIt sounds like this coming weekend is going to have some amazing, beautiful weather—perfect for getting outside. Given that it's prime apple harvest time, it would be a great weekend to find a pick-your-own apple orchard.
Celebrate Fall At A Minnesota Apple FarmOur thoughts on farming are often limited to the cornfields of Minnesota. But, on a farm in Webster, Minn. Ross Nelson grows a different kind of crop. "We grow a specialty crop," Ross Nelson, owner of Nelson's Apple Farm, said. On 15 acres, he produces 25 varieties of apples.