Friday, October 21, 2011

The season turns

The past fortnight has been tremendous for apples. At Farmers Market you can choose from more than a score varieties, and many unexpected heirlooms have cropped up in the hinterlands.

Some choices at the Belmont market yesterday
This week there were 23 different apples for sale at the Arlington Farmers Market, 26 in Belmont.

But this sustained, ecstatic crescendo masks a profound shift. In a week most of the harvest will be in and these markets will have folded their tabernacles for the year.

The haul in Belmont yesterday: Baldwin, Cameo, Cortland, Empire, FujiGala, Gingergold, Golden Delicious, Golden Russet, Granny SmithHoneycrisp, Jonagold, Jonathan, Liberty, Macoun, McIntosh, Melrouge, Mutsu, Paula Red, Red Delicious, Shamrock, Sister of FortuneSpencer, Stayman, and Swiss Gourmet.

Get them while you can.

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