Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 4-H Apple and Pecan Sale is Here!

 The annual sale, sponsored by the Pinellas County 4-H Association is now in full swing!  The apples offered this year are yellow (golden) delicious and empire.  The apples are trucked down to us days after they are picked in the Ohio orchard.  More good news - the prices are the same as last year.  Bushels are $44.00 and half bushels are $24.00.
The pecans are from Georgia and are this year's crop.  The half and pieces bags are a full pound.  The chocolate covered and cinnamon glazed pecans are in decorative 12 ounce bags.  Both size bags are $11.00 each.
The simplest way to order is to go to the Pinellas County 4-H Association  website  and place your order.  Hard copy forms are available at the 4-H office or ask your favorite 4-H'er.
 The holidays will soon be here and this is a great time to try out new recipes like apple pecan cobbler or escarole salad with apples and pecans. Maybe it is time to dust off the old apple pie recipe or other family tradition. Even if you are not ready to bake, the apples are a great healthy snack and the pecans make great holiday gifts. Even better, all proceeds from the sale are used to provide scholarships and funding for the Pinellas 4-H program.
One 4-H member wrote "I am so happy I received the camp scholarship.  I had a great time and made new friends.  I think I learned a lot about getting along with people.  Without the scholarship, I wouldn't have gone and learned these important things."

Information on the 4-H Apple/Pecan Cook-Off will be available soon.  The Cook-Off takes place the same day as the 4-H Open House - November 16.  It is also the same day as Farm-City Day at Heritage Village.