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Head down to your local farm shops and you should find a huge varieties of apples and pears. If you look further afield and perhaps go foraging you’ll find even more. There are around 7,000 varieties of apple yet our plastic riddled supermarkets will stock around 12 varieties, including many from abroad.
Apples are very diverse with varieties for different uses; from eating straight from the tree, like a delicious russet with its strange rough skin, to a tart Bramley perfect for chutney or apple crumble. Some varieties even improve if stored naturally for 3 months.
Needless to say, it wouldn’t be a food week at BigBarn without our facts, so did you know?
A switch from the supermarket is a must, but why not hunt down some of your veggies or meat this week? Try the local butcher or farm shop using our local food map and then use the supermarket once a month for washing stuff, loo rolls, etc. You should save money, get better food and encourage more local production.
So the next time you visit your local farm shop mention apple day, crop for the shop and food swaps. If they are keen and not on the BigBarn map please tell them to contact us.
If you have a favourite apple or pear recipe then why not share it for a chance to win a prize? Please video your recipe and add it to KIS (Keep it Simple) Cookery. Please have a look at existing videos here and try and keep your video less than 2 minutes long.