Saturday, November 1, 2008

Apples to Apples

Steve Maturen and I stopped at the Fireside Orchard on the way back from shooting the MSHSL Boys and Girls Cross Country State Meet this Saturday. Besides from being an exceptional night, the apples were also delicious.

As we walked through the gold tinted orchard, we tried out the different types of apples (I'm not sure we were suppose to do that). Keepsake was our favorite. Steve tried to eat one right off the tree.

The man that owned the delightful apple orchard outside the town of Northfield near St. Olaf College talked to us for a few minutes outside the apple store (not the computer company). He told us that we unfortunately missed the peak in the apple harvest and that the peak is usually in early September.

He also asked us what we were doing there. We told him we were taking pictures, Duh. It was nice to take some pictures not related to anything that needed to be published. The things you learn while just screwing around are usually the best things that you can take into real situations.

The smell of apples filled the small shop.

Homemade jam, along with natural honey and thick syrup, lined one wall and fresh baked goods were on the opposite side of the room. There was also a separate room for the apples, chilled to keep them fresh. I bought some homestyle black raspberry fruit spread and Steve got some flavored butter. Delicious... I haven't tried it yet, but just smelling it makes me hungry.

Check out Steve's Blog. He just won a contest.

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