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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 fresh weekly September through one of hards is December 24th, using our state- iew Orc ily nd Westv of our fam igan a ations all of-the-art cider mill and apples trip to Mich Three gener patch and nnual itions. mpkin “"Our a ily trad pickin g, the pu ogan only picked from the tree. rite fam y apple -Mary H our favo to enjo gether come to it ies." ll festiv “I’m pleased that Westview has of the fa grown from the fun farm market I remember when I was a kid. Now I can visit with my children and have a lot more fun. My kids love the And you can trust that the apples have been grown animals, wagon rides and caramel apples!” “We had a with your family in mind. 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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!