It has been said that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that sounds like good advice to me. One of the finest gifts of autumn, that nature has to offer, is the juicy, sweet apple. Not only good to the taste but the apple is also very good for the body. Packed full of flavor and vitamins, the apple is a powerhouse fruit.
Located just down the road from the Brookstone Lodge, on Interstate 26, is the quaint city of Hendersonville, North Carolina. A great nickname for Hendersonville might just be the “Little Apple” or “Apple Central”. Fun activities to do in Asheville, NC would definitely include a drive down I-26.
This little city does reap with apples. Everywhere you look you will see apple orchards. Sixteen varieties of apples are grown and sold at the local fruit stands and farmer’s markets. Gala, Jonathan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Stayman-Winesap, Arkansas Black, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Junagold apples are right at your fingertips for your eating pleasure. This is definitely a delight for any apple coin surer or any simple lover of apples to enjoy.
The apples of Hendersonville have become so famous that for the past 60 years they have held an apple festival. Showcasing this amazing fruit has brought visitors far and wide, to taste, to smell, and to simply enjoy four fun packed days honoring the all American apple. It truly is a “Harvest of Fun” and amongst one of the great activities in Asheville, NC.
You might be surprised at what you can make with apples! A symphony for the taste buds awaits your beckon call. Fried apple pies, apple butter, apple dumplings, apple fritters, apple cider, apple jelly, apple jam, apple sauce, apple chow chow, and other mouth watering culinary treats are sold fresh daily by the local vendors.
Some of us might ask…”How do you know a good apple when you see one?” Quick and easy the local growers say, just check out the color, firmness, and of course the taste.
What about measuring apples? The “experts” in Hendersonville have some quick tips to share. One pound of apples is equal to 2 large apples or 3 medium apples, or 4 or 5 small apples. Six to 8 apples make a good pie. Forty two pounds is just about a bushel or 120 medium apples. This one I really liked, “Two apples equal one glass of water in thirst quenching ability”.
Activities in Asheville, NC should definitely include checking out the apples. There seems to be more to apples than meets the eye. A visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina in the fall during apple season is just the place to go. Remember if you are staying at the Brookstone Lodge there are fun activities in Asheville, NC and all around the area.
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Brookstone Lodge Asheville
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Asheville, NC 28803
Reference: www.mtnfreshorchards.com, www.ncapples.com