I'm fortunate to have a well-stocked farm stand a mile from my house. This fall, it's supplied me with pumpkins, apples, cider, root vegetables, and dried beans. I stopped by today for apples—I've been eating two or three Cortlands a day, and I'm going to attempt a gluten-free pie this weekend (wish me luck).
Tomorrow from noon to 4pm, The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association holds its annual Great Maine Apple Day at the Common Ground Educational Center in Unity. The event celebrates the diversity of Maine apples with tastings, cooking demonstrations, and cider making, as well as workshops on fruit tree pruning and Maine apple history. Vendors will be selling local organic apples and apple products. It sounds like nice way to spend a rainy afternoon. Maine readers, are any of you planning to go?
This is why October is better than all the other months.