I’ve made good on one item on my fall list and went apple picking. We came home with more than 60 pounds of apples! So, how to keep them fresh? Thankfully, many years ago, a cashier at the County Line Orchard, where we always go, told me how to keep apples fresh for weeks:

Place apples in Ziploc bags along with a moist paper towel, seal and keep in the fridge. We have found that they last well into December that way!

People often ask what we do with all the apples – nothing really, we eat them! Most of the apples we pick tend to be smaller than the ones you get at the grocery store, and they are therefore perfect for the kids’ school lunches. So for the next two months we don’t have to worry about the fruit serving in the brown bag.