Visiting a Kentucky Farm like McGlasson in Autumn is a great way to celebrate all the apples, squash and pumpkins that are coming into their glory this time of year. Plus, it’s just down right fun to see all the beauty Summer has handed over to Autumn.
After planning a visit to McGlasson’s, I realized that I haven’t yet gotten into the glory of apples this year, so I figured I’d share some of my favorite finds. Did you know that there are over 7500 known varieties of apples?
McGlasson Farm has some of the very best! Take a look at some of the wonderful varieties they have available from year to year.
Honey Crisp is my personal favorite eating apple because it’s got the perfect balance of sweet and tart and it really does have a slight honey taste.
The Wine Sap apple is the chosen apple McGlasson’s uses to make their tasty cider from. It’s also good for eating and making candy or caramel apples with.
Golden Delicious is also one of my favorite eating apples. It has a lightly sweet/tart flavor and is wonderful in salads. It’s also a terrific ingredient in Mulligatawny Soup!
Ah, Granny Smith, the perfect baking apple. These guys are nice and firm and tart.
The Rome Beauty is another great cooking/dessert apple because the flavor develops richly when baked.
A familiar favorite, the Red Delicious is a good eating apple that is mild and sweet.
Johnathan is a good apple for eating and for baking pies with.
Jonagold, a cross between Johnathan and Golden Delicious. It’s great for cooking and eating.
They have quite a few other things available in the stand such as small varieties of squash, decorative Indian Corn and popcorn.
There’s lots more to see at the farm so be sure to pay them a visit if you’re in the area. If you’ve got a specific recipe you want to make with apples, they can tell you which one you should use. You’ll love how warm and friendly the staff is and how knowledgeable they are about the products they offer.
I’m looking forward to their Fall celebrations on Saturday’s where they’ll have live music and entertainment for the whole family. Want more info? Check out their website, McGlasson Farm or their Facebook page, McGlasson Farm Facebook.
I am really excited about all the recipes I have to work every time I visit McGlasson’s Farm. I can’t wait to share this year’s new creations with you fine foodie folks out there. Be sure to stay tuned!
Have a beautiful day and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie