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					                                                                 Once you’ve had a taste, you’ll be
               Did You Know?                                positively passionate about our apples too!
            Our crisp fall apples are available from
          late August through December 24th in our
         Farm Market. Also check out our:                       You’ll always find just the right                                        Core apple nutrition facts:
      • Farm Market - Open 8-6 daily, July -                    crunch-y apple flavor – from 20                                          Just about everyone loves biting into a fresh, crisp
      Dec. 24th. Choose from a wide variety                     different kinds!                                                         apple. But, do you know how good for you apples
       of apples, apple ciders, apple donuts,                   Families have been choosing Westview’s apples for
       caramel apples, pies, breads and more.                                                                                            really are? Here are some facts that will make you feel
                                                                generations. Why? Because you can’t get fresher                          even better about this wonderful fruit:
     • U-Pick Apples - Fun for the whole                        apples than this.
     family, open everyday in fall, 10-5. You’ll                                                                                         • Apples are fat-free, cholesterol free, and sodium
     enjoy the long wagon ride through our                                                                                                 free, a plus for maintaining a healthy heart.
     picturesque orchards.
                                                                                                                                         • Apples have lots of fiber, promoting heart health
   • Apple Gift Boxes - A ‘fresh’ gift idea, send                                                                                          and maintaining regularity.
     a taste of Westview across the USA from
     November - December. Each box includes
     one of our ‘Holiday Apple-Gram’ apples.
   • Westview Bakery - Open fall weekends 10-6
     featuring 14 different 10-inch deep dish pies,
           cream cheese logs, breads, our ‘signature
             item’ fruit flips, big donuts and more.
               • Our Real Apple Cider - Made
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                                                                technology that is also environmentally-friendly.                        • At 80 calories per serving, apples are a great
                                                                                                                                           tasting “diet” food.
                                                                Apples: Take a healthy bite!                                             • Apples are a healthy source of antioxidants, which
                                                                                                                                           help maintain normal cell function by protecting
                                                                Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are the                    against free radical damage.
                                                                keys to good health. Eating at least two cups of fruit
                                                                                                                                         • Including apples in your daily diet with lots of fruits
                                                                each day will help you and your family on the path to a                     and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types
                                                                healthier lifestyle. And apples, in all their flavorful                     of cancer and other chronic diseases.
         866-WVO-4-FUN (986-4386)                               varieties, fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and pure apple
           WestviewOrchards.com                                 cider prove that good-for-you food can taste good, too.
Tons of variety, great taste and good for you. Apples have it all!
Easy ways to add apples                                             Westview’s Orchard Apple Usage Chart                        A bushel of helpful apple tips.
to your day.                                             Variety               Taste & Texture                  Uses            To maximize your apple-eating experience, follow these
You don’t have to look far to find creative and          Braeburn           Tart-sweet & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking   easy tips for selecting, storing and preparing apples.
                                                         Cortland           Tart-sweet & Crispy         Eating Fresh & Baking
delicious ways to add more apples into your diet.        Empire             Sweet-tart & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking   • Select apples that are bruise-free and handle
                                                         Enterprise         Sweet-tart & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking
Use these ideas to get you started, then use your        Fuji               Sweet & Firm-Firm           Eating Fresh & Baking     apples gently to prevent bruising. To check
                         own creativity!                 Gala               Sweet & Crispy Firm         Eating Fresh & Baking     apples for freshness, rub your thumb
                                                         Gold Rush          Very Tart & Firm-Firm       Eating Fresh & Baking     across the skin. The ‘squeak’ tells you
                          • Stir some apple slices or    Honey Crisp        Sweet & Juicy Firm          Eating Fresh
                                                         Ida Red            Tart-sweet & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking
                                                                                                                                  they are fresh and firm.
                          applesauce into your hot       Jonagold           Sweet-tart & Juicy Firm     Eating Fresh & Baking
                           or cold breakfast cereal.                                                                            • Store apples in the refrigerator. Left
                                                         Jonathan           Tart-sweet & Juicy Firm     Eating Fresh & Baking
                                                         McIntosh           Tart-sweet & Juicy Firm     Eating Fresh & Baking     out at room temperature, apples will
                           • Garnish a green salad       Mutsu              Sweet-tart & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking     deteriorate ten times faster. Apples
                           with diced apples.            Paula Red          Sweet-tart & Juicy Firm     Eating Fresh & Baking     love moisture. Keep a damp cloth
                                                         Red Delicious      Sweet & Crispy Firm         Eating Fresh
                            (choose Gala, Empire,        Sparta Mac         Tart-sweet & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking
                                                                                                                                  with them in the refrigerator.
                            Yellow Delicious; they       Spy                Tart & Crispy Firm          Eating Fresh & Baking   • Wash individually sold apples in cool
                             brown less than other       Winesap            Sweet-tart & Crispy Firm    Eating Fresh & Baking
                                                                                                                                  water before serving.
                             varieties)                  Yellow Delicious   Sweet & Crispy              Eating Fresh & Baking
                                                                                                                                • Store apples away from strong-
                              • Snack on an apple for       To peel or not to peel?                                               smelling foods to prevent them
                              a healthy afternoon                                                                                 from absorbing unpleasant odors.
                               energy boost – try a         Actually, there’s no question here–whenever possible,
                               different variety every      don’t peel that apple. Two-thirds of the fiber, and many of         • To keep fresh apple slices from
                               day of the week.                                                                                    turning brown – use Fruit-Fresh or
                                                            the antioxidants, are found in an apple’s peel.                        dip them in lemon juice.
         • Serve a side dish of applesauce with
 lunch or dinner.                                           Apples A-Weigh                                                      Sip some sweet, natural
• Quench your thirst with an apple cider spritzer,          One-pound of apples equals:                                         goodness.
  apple cider slushie, or mug of hot cider.                 • 4 small or 3 medium or 2 large apples                             Whether served chilled, plain, hot or used to
• Substitute applesauce for oil in some baked goods,        • 3 cups diced apples                                               give apple flavor to many dishes, apple cider can lend
  to cut fat and calories. This works especially well       • 2 ¼ cups sliced apples                                            distinction to any menu. Here are some serving
  with cakes, muffins and brownies.
                                                            • One bushel of apples (approx. 50 lbs) makes 18 quarts             suggestions that will help make your menu apple-tizing.
                                                              of applesauce
                                                                                                                                • ‘Cidersicles’ – Cool Pops for Cool Kids: Fill paper cups
                                                                                                                                   with apple, cherry-apple, or peach-apple cider and
                                                                                                                                   freeze partially. Insert a popsicle stick in each cup and
                                                                                                                                   freeze. Peel away paper cup and enjoy a cool, natural
                                                                                                                                   snack.
     For more Tips and Recipes
                                                                                                                                • ‘Cider Slushie’ – Pour some cider from the jug, then
         visit our website at                                                                                                      place it in the freezer. When it’s partially frozen shake
      WestviewOrchards.com                                                                                                         up the jug, then pour it into a glass and enjoy a
     and click on ‘Recipes’ tab.                                                                                                   homemade slushie.
                                                                                                                                • ‘Hot Apple Pie’ – in a Glass: Mix 6 cups apple cider and
                                                                                                                                   4-5 cider spice teabags. Heat in a saucepan until it
                                                                                                                                   simmers or perk in a coffee pot putting spices in the
                                                                                                                                   coffee pot basket. Pour into mugs & enjoy!

				
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