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Old 01-20-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Do they charge you by the pound or bushel?
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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By the Bushel,.. I paid $8 a bushel for cooking apples and $10 for the macs. I also bought tomatos for cooking at $16 a bushel. I made tons of tomato juice and sauce.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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And how big is a bushel? I just saw slicing tomatoes for 2.89/lb. Didn't buy them!
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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Hmmm, A bushel is 2 pecks. Say about two paper grocery bags full to the top.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I had a friend from Ohio who happened to be in NH in the fall. She saw the signs that said, "PIO APPLES" (pick your own) and told me she would have to find out about those apples; her uncle grew different varieties of apples but she had never heard of a PIO apple. LOL

My kids really loved to go apple picking and I have never tasted anything as wonderful as a morning cool macintosh apple, right from the tree, cracking snap as you bite into it and filling your mouth to overflowing with the sweet tart juices that have to overflow and run down your chin. Amazing!

We also usually saw a porcupine eating drops near the edge of the orchard; and the hornets on the drops too--memories come rushing in!
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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By the Bushel,.. I paid $8 a bushel for cooking apples and $10 for the macs. I also bought tomatos for cooking at $16 a bushel. I made tons of tomato juice and sauce.
were those the roma/sauce tomatoes or the more typically round, "eating type" ones?? I like those prices though... that is about what we paid for apples a couple of years ago on a trip to the NC mountains, during apple season. Unfortunately without a root cellar, we didn't get a lot of eating out of them fresh, but we did peel and freeze a bunch. They frozen ones are great for the southern "fried apples" that K likes to make, and for throwing in with ***** and pork. I try to freeze some "loose" on a cookie sheet so I can break them loose and drop into a ziplock bag where I can pull out as many -- or as few -- slices as I need.

I do that with large packages of sausages, etc too... and diced green and hot peppers in season.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Hmmm, A bushel is 2 pecks. Say about two paper grocery bags full to the top.
We don't have paper bags here, but I remember them. The big ones? If so, that's a LOT of apples! That may actually feed my brood!
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Hmmm, A bushel is 2 pecks. Say about two paper grocery bags full to the top.

Remember Doris Day? "I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and
a hug around the neck."

A "bushel basket" used to be a pretty standard item around the barn.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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They were just regular tomatos Star, the roma's didn't look as red and were $18. The ones I got were really ripe for cooking and did up well. I use an Apple Peeler, It peels cores and slices the apple all with the turn of a handle.
Yes El,.. The big bags, Elston my Mum used to sing that a lot.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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They were just regular tomatos Star, the roma's didn't look as red and were $18. The ones I got were really ripe for cooking and did up well. I use an Apple Peeler, It peels cores and slices the apple all with the turn of a handle.
Yes El,.. The big bags, Elston my Mum used to sing that a lot.
Your mum and I may be about the same age???

Did she also sing "If I knew your were coming I'd a baked a cake, Howja do howja do howja do!" ?
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