An Appetite for Apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
So why not have a few! Check out the collection of apple activities, drinks and recipes below to ensure your September is bursting at the seams with Nova Scotia apples!
If enjoying apples in beverage form is more your style, look no further. There are a growing number of great cider producers around the province with a variety of delicious apple ciders! If you’re looking for a refreshing glass while exploring downtown Dartmouth, stop by Lake City Cider.
When exploring the Annapolis Valley & Bay of Fundy region of the province, stop by Annapolis Cider Company in Wolfville, Maritime Express Cider Co. in Kentville or grab a bottle of Noggins apple cider after apple picking in their orchard! L’Acadie Vineyards also makes a cider, while Planters Ridge Winery makes a rummed cider.
If you’re looking to flex those cooking skills, try your hand at any of these delicious Nova Scotia apple filled recipes. Baking apples into a yummy dessert is always a must so why not try our Apple Pie (above), Apple Cinnamon Turnovers or Maple Apple Ice Cream (pro-tip: the ice cream pairs great with both desserts).
If you’re not much of a sweet-tooth – don’t fret! We have plenty of delicious apple filled mains and appetizers as well. Our Honey Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup, Seared Scallops with Arugula Apple Salad or Apple BBQ Pulled Pork are all great choices!
Apple cider isn’t the only apple product made in Nova Scotia. Make sure you soak up all the apple goodness you can this season! Try Grand Pre Wines Pomme D’Or Apple Cream Liqueur, Ironworks Distillery apple brandy or vodka, Noggins Corner Farm Market apple chips, Galloping Cows Fine Foods apple butter, and Tangled Garden apple sage jelly.
Apple season won’t last forever so to take full advantage now and make sure to tag @TasteofNS on all your local apple adventures.
There’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh, ripe apple right from the tree! Here in Nova Scotia, we’re lucky to have multiple orchards that allow you to pick bushels yourself. Noggins Corner Farm Market in Greenwich and Stirling Fruit Farms in Wolfville both have fantastic u-picks!
UPDATE (September 13, 2019): As a result of Hurricane Dorian, many u-picks in Nova Scotia sustained serious damage to their apple orchards. We recommend calling before you go and/or checking their social media pages for further updates.