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STRAWBERRIES

We discontinued our strawberry operation in 2018.  We have had numerous issues with our strawberry patch and made the tough decision to discontinue strawberry production.  We are sad to let down our dedicated customers.

 

HONEY

Honey-bottlesAppleland honey is 100% pure local raw honey. Thanks to our apple and other fruit trees, Appleland’s clover honey has a sweet, flowery flavor and a pleasing mild taste.

Appleland honey is taken off the hives and slightly heated to 120 degrees, filtered and bottled. This does not pasteurize the honey as honey needs to be cooked at higher temperatures around 160 degrees for a significant period of time. This honey will crystallize, but at a much slower rate since it has been slightly heated.

Most consumers are familiar with store bought honey. This honey is typically filtered at high temperatures around 160 degrees for some time and then filtered through fine filters which removes the best qualities of honey which includes the pollen, beeswax, etc. The high temps also cook the beneficial enzymes so in our view you’d be better off drinking straight sugar water.

Additionally, some large packers will add corn syrup to honey to extend the shelf life so the honey looks clear and consistent for each mass-produced bottle. Would you consider this honey – we don’t. Most honey will crystallize, or turn to a solid from its original liquid state. If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey container in warm water and stir the honey until the crystals dissolve.  You will likely have to re-warm the water as the process continues.

All of the honey we sell is 100% pure raw honey, nothing added and no adulteration is done to the honey. We hope you enjoy Appleland honey as much as we do!

 

apple-ciderAPPLE CIDER

Appleland apples are pressed into the fresh cider we sell at Appleland Farm Market. Many varieties of apples are used to produce the sweet, full-bodied flavor. This creates slightly different flavors dependent on the time of year. Our cider is processed by the Apple Barn in Elkhorn, WI. The apple cider is ultraviolet processed not heat processed.   Cider is sold in gallon or half-gallon quantities for your convenience.

Plum-treePLUMS

The Italian plum is a small, egg-shaped fruit with a deep purple, often powdered blueberry colored skin and an amber green, tender flesh full of rich, sweet flavors that deepen as the fruit ripens. The fruit bears an inedible pit that is easily removed from the flesh. When cooked, the fruit’s flesh turns fuchsia pink in color.

Appleland’s Italian prune plums are well suited for fresh eating, using as a dessert ingredient in cakes, tarts and pastries, jams and preserves, or simply adding to sweet and savory salads. Complimentary sweet flavors include vanilla, nutmeg, tropical fruits, chocolate, butter and cream. Savory pairings include mild fresh cheeses such as ricotta, herbs such as arugula, citrus, fennel and basil, bacon, lamb and grilled seafood such as shrimp and scallops.

To store fresh Italian plums, refrigerate ripe fruit for up to two weeks.

 

PEACHES

Appleland Farm Market will not have peaches for sale in 2020.  The harsh Wisconsin winters have taken their toll on our peach trees the past few years.  We lost all but a few of our peach trees. We are experimenting with multiple peach varieties to find a suitable type for our climate. Hopefully we will have good information to share in the next few years.

 

CHERRIES

Appleland grows both Rainier yellow cherries and red sweet cherries.

Rainier cherries distinguish themselves from other cherry varieties by the color of their skin and their high sugar levels. Their coloring is unique with its golden hues blushed with tones of pink and red. The flesh is a pale golden color with red streaks near the skin and seed. The flavor of Rainier cherries is memorably sweet with low acidity.

Appleland’s red, sweet cherry is prized for its bright red outer. The inner flesh is very juicy with a firm texture.   Our red, sweet cherry offers a sugary, sweet flavor with mild tart notes.

Both types of our cherries are best for fresh eating or as an ingredient in desserts such as ice cream, cakes, pies, pastries and tarts.

 

PEARS

Appleland grows both red and green Bartlett pears. We currently have approximately 30 pear trees and researching additional varieties to plant in the future. Bartlett pears are the only pears that have a “true” pear shape. The fruit’s color brightens as it ripens, which is a characteristic unique to Bartlett pears; most pears do not change color when ripe. At harvest they are a vibrant green, changing to yellow when ready to eat. When unripe, the texture can be gritty. The Bartlett pear has a distinct flavor and sweetness, its white flesh has a smooth, buttery texture.

Bartlett pears are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

Bartlett pears can be eaten fresh; they add a sweet flavor to salads and make excellent preserves, syrups, and chutneys. Bartlett pears are known as the “canning pear” because they have a distinct flavor and sweetness which preserves well. They make great additions to cakes, muffins, crisps and quick breads. Bartlett pears are also delicious dried or sautéed to compliment pork dishes. To ripen let sit at room temperature for a few days or in a paper bag to expedite the process, ripe Bartlett pears keep best in the refrigerator.

 

PUMPKINS / SQUASH / FALL DECORATIONS

pumpkins-and-squashPUMPKINS

You know fall is in full swing when you see rows of bright orange pumpkins line the driveway at the Appleland Farm Market. Appleland offers both pre-picked and pick your own pumpkins. Take a wagon ride with your family to find your child’s perfect pumpkin. *NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering wagon rides during the 2020 Season.

While you are at the market, pick up a pie pumpkin for your favorite pumpkin pie recipe.

SQUASH

Appleland offers multiple varieties of squash, including butternut and buttercup. Winter squash are easily prepared by cutting them in half, scooping out the seeds and baking with olive oil and seasonings.     Winter squash are great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.

You can also pick up a few winter squash to add to your fall displays.

FALL DISPLAYS

Appleland also has Indian corn, corn stalks, mini pumpkins and gourds to complete your fall decorations.

 

JAMS & JELLIES

Appleland offers a wide variety of jams, jellies and butters. You will find your favorite standbys like strawberry, grape and raspberry or quite unusual varieties like blueberry lavendar, bumbleberry, FROG and Traffic jams.

 

OTHER PRODUCTS

At Appleland Farm Market you will find a wide variety of syrups, salsas, pickled products, BBQ sauces, mustards, dressings, spice blends, bags of imperfect apples for sauce, cider or to treat the deer.  We also have many local artisan crafts available in the market, goat milk soap products, farm fresh eggs, baked goods and wines, hard ciders and spirits.