What is 80 calories, loaded with fiber, Vitamin C and can be locally grown?

September 25th, 2013


Whether you pick locally grown apples this fall, local/organic apples or apples from your local market/favorite grocery store, all that matters is that they are local.

There is nothing better than a fresh, crisp, juicy, locally grown apple that is best eaten exactly the way it came off the tree. As a whole food.

Get out this Fall and enjoy the apples! There are so many varieties to choose from here locally. I have not eaten every variety of apple yet but have tried many that are delicious, or shall I say tasty. Here is a list of a few delicious varieties grown right here in Ontario. Look for Heritage varieties at smaller farms. My personal favorite is the Empire Apple, tangy, sweet, sour and crisp!

Empire, Cortland, McIntosh, Paulared, Spartan, Gala, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Ambrosia, Crispin (Mutsu), Ginger Gold, Golden Russet, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jerseymac, Jonagold1, Jonamac, Liberty2, Red Delicious, Braeburn, Cameo, Ginger Gold, Goldrush2, Novaspy2, Shizuka, Silken, Sunrise, Fuji

I personally love to add apples to my soups, stews and when roasting. Enjoy apple picking this season! Recipe below is “Pulled Chicken and Apple Butternut Soup” found only in freshalicious!

Soup Photo, Mike McColl- Photo’s with Sauce

Click here to see a listing of local and organic orchards in Ontario