Wednesday, November 13, 2013

McAbees' Apples

McAbees' Fruit Stand near Hendersonville, NC is our favorite place to stop to buy apples if we happen to head to the mountains in the fall. 

They are located right off I-26 in Flat Rock and can be seen from the interstate. It's a very convenient stop for travelers. 

According to the people at the stand, they should have apples to sell through the winter, until April, I think they said!  
They have a big variety of apples. My favorite thing here is the shelves at the back of the stand that are filled with 1/2 bushel bags of seconds for only $5 a bag. Seconds are typically smaller than first quality and are likely to have some bruising. That is what I usually buy for applesauce and apple butter since it really doesn't matter what they look like because I'm going to cook and smoosh them anyways.    
But first quality apples are still only $8 for a 1/2 bushel so still a great deal in my opinion! 

We filled the van up with apples when we stopped there this year. 

Yum! Homemade applesauce to eat all year long! 


thehomespunheart said...

Wow! What a deal, it might be worth the drive for that price. Really, if half a bushel is at least 20 lbs. it would be $20 from the grocery store and at $5-$8 that is a HUGE difference! Glad to know where this is :)

Margo said...

oh, I would love to come across a stand like that! I always use seconds apples for my canning projects, too.

Katie said...

What a neat place, Mary Ann! Love apples!

I've been thinking of you! I've hardly had anytime in bloggy land for months now but wanted to let you know you were on my mind. =)

Hope you and yours had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thankful for you~ :)

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