Labor Day Weekend means that we still have a few weeks of summer left in central New York. Right now, we are beginning apple season, with so many local varieties to choose from.

New York State is known for it's apples, and here's more on that from the New York Apple Association:

"New York grows more apple varieties than any other state. With nearly 700 growers and 10,000,000+ trees, we produce enough apples each year to bake 500 million apple pies! With New York apples, you have more great choices for eating and snacking, baking and cooking, sauces and desserts, and other great ideas.

Did you know? Apples were first planted in New York in 1647. New York apple growers have been collectively promoting their produce since the 1930s. NYAA is funded by growers.

New York apples are grown nearby, so they get to you faster and fresher. Buy local and support your area farmers and enjoy a crisper, tastier, more delicious taste of New York."

There are so many varieties of New York State apples. My favorite apple is Macoun. For a complete list of apple varieties and when they are best available, visit nyapplecountry.com.