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An Apple a Day

August 26th, 2008

The other day while on our way home, Mr Chiots and I spotted an apple tree beside the road with a bunch of apples on it. There is a small orchard down the road, so probably years ago someone bought an apple, ate it and threw the core out the window.

We stopped the car and picked one and tasted it. They were delicious, so picked as many as we could reach (it looked like someone else had been picking them as well).

So what are my plans for these apples? I’m thinking of cooking them down with some transparent apples I bought at the farmer’s market to make some apple butter.

Have you ever picked fruit from the side of the road?

5 Comments to “An Apple a Day”
  1. Pine Pod Farm on August 26, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Yummy! We have apple trees on our farm along with other fruit trees and bushes and vines.

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  2. Chicago Mike on August 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    I have picked apples this way but my favorite, which my parents do to this day, is there is a long stretch of railroad that the railroad planted raspberries along to help stop erosion at some time in the 50s or 60s and there are MILES of berries. If I lived closer I would be out there every night for weeks picking berries.

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  3. Claire on August 26, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Lots of the hedgerow near me are full of Blackberry brambles – it is still a little early, but in about two weeks, we shall be picking LOTS of Blackberries for Jam and Crumbles! Yum!

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  4. Susy on August 27, 2008 at 9:46 am

    We picked tons of wild black raspberries & wild blackberries earlier this summer. You can’t beat that feeling of picking wild food, must be from our hunter-gatherer days.

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  5. Foraging for Food at Chiot’s Run on February 10, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    […] Chiots and I gather berries in the summer and we have picked apples by the side of the road, but not much else. I do eat the purslane that grows in my flowerbeds. This spring I’m going […]

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