Fall Produce: Cider Apples and Winter Squash

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The weather is finally starting to change, and it’s time to enjoy some of Michigan’s best treasures. Fresh Michigan apples and fresh-squeezed apple cider are among those things we associate with fall. There is no better place to enjoy the Michigan apple season than with us at Nino Salvaggio’s. We have over 30 varieties of fresh apples to choose from, and you can rest assured that they are as sweet as they are plentiful.

After the worst apple crop since 1944, this season is due to yield a record number of apples here in Michigan. I have visited a few of our local orchards and witnessed many uprooted trees and snapped branches due to the excessive amount of apples on some trees. This year is in line to become the best-yielding crop of Michigan apples on record. That said, we look forward to partnering up with our local growers to provide the best possible deals to our customers, so we can all take advantage of what is supposed to be an excellent apple crop season.

Fresh Apple Cider

Obviously, with the apple crop in plentiful supply, fresh-squeezed apple cider isn’t hard to find. In recent years and again this year, we teamed up with Blake’s Farms and Hy’s Cider Orchard for fresh cider. These farmers have been a staple at our Nino’s stores for many years, and we are glad to continue this relationship. We are in our third week of production, so you can be sure the cider is as sweet as you can imagine.

Winter Squashes

By the last week of September, you will see that the outside of our stores has transformed into a farm market paradise. Whether it is corn stalks and hay bales or pumpkins and gourds, everything you need to transform your own home into a farm-like atmosphere is here at Nino’s. This is also the time to stock up on all those healthy winter squashes, such as acorn, butternut, spaghetti, hubbard, buttercup, dumpling and many more.

If you don’t have the time to make it all the way out to the overcrowded cider mills, but would like to enjoy the spoils they offer, please stop by your nearest Nino’s and come enjoy the local (farm) market.