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Curb Market Crawl ~ Roasted Apple Charlotte

I really haven’t done much poking around the curb markets this season. The opportunity to just fly willy-nilly behind the wheel, hoping to chance on some odd roadside farm stand, just didn’t present itself…. I’m a busy guy… I’ve got things to do. But, I did make the effort to stop in at The Tomato House on our way back from a much needed get away at Black Rock Mountain State Park up in Dillard, Georgia. (If you live in Georgia, it is definitely worth the drive. The cabins are spacious – well appointed and comfortable. Tons and tons of hiking trails, breath-taking views, and the park is just up the mountain from the Foxfire Museum [which is a hoot and a half].) …. where was I… Ah, Curb Market. So anyway… I stopped in mainly to grab a jar of sorghum syrup, but passing the entrance – I see a bounty of small lot apples… like 15 different varieties. I had been wanting to do a Charlotte for a couple of weeks, but the apple selection at …

It’s Apple Season! – Peanut Butter / Caramel Tarte Tatin

Burt’s Farm – Dawsonville (just past Amicolola Falls) You know it’s Fall when you feel even the slightest dip in the morning temperatures. The air has that crispness you just don’t get any other time of the year. The sourwood trees begin to redden, the forests begin their pre-leaf settling in preparation for the onslaught of the new covering, and you see the never-ending caravan of cars from the low-lands hitting the mountains. Yes, it’s a bit early for leaf lookers, but that’s not why they are here. It’s the pumpkins and apples. The seemingly never-ending supply of pumpkins from Burt’s Farm beckons them in and hooks them. And, it’s the apple barns that suck them deeper still into the rolling hills. They spend the weekend, loading up their carriages with that perfect globe to carve… and apples…. ohhh, the apples. I have to admit, I can’t resist apple season, either. For the families that work so very hard every year preparing the orchards, tending and caring for their trees to bring one of nature’s most perfect bounties – …

Apple of my Eye – Baked Apples

“If one out of ten Americans planted 2 fruit trees, the world would be richer by nearly 6 billion pounds of fruit.” – Rosalind Creasy, Champion of edible landscaping Think about it… with that surplus of fruit, we could have a whole network of national fruit swapping going on… Backyard Georgia apple growers could swap with their Florida citrus neighbors – Tennessee figs swapped for Washington cherries – Oregon pears for California avocados. We would be flush with fruit. It’s now Apple Season here in the North Georgia Mountains. The orchards are hanging full, the houses are bursting at the seams, and the roads are packed with Georgians out for their Apple Fix. But, if you’re heading this way, be prepared to wait at some of the more popular houses. Lines will be long, but believe me, there are plenty of apples to go around. It’s been a very good year at the orchards. And, if you’ve never made the trip to the area, here are some of the better houses to stop… and what to expect when you get …