So Allen and I harvested our first apple tree Tuesday evening. It was an early variety; we are told the apple is called a "Transparent". This means the apples are softer and don't store as long. They are best to be used in pies and sauces.
Although we do not have our fancy "sale" baskets yet...much like the basket you see in the front right of the picture, we decided to polish them up and take a stab at selling this batch at a local farmers market. There is no way we'd be able to make use of all these - there must be at least 250 apples. So rather than let them waste, I am going to be set up this evening at the local Orrville Farmers Market. Wish us luck! I hope it goes well!