September 14 & 15
Early settlers on the prairies had very little fresh fruit. When the apples arrived by train from the Okanagan they were greeted with enthusiasm. Eaten fresh, made into pies and other desserts, cooked into applesauce or dried for winter use – no apple was wasted. Even the wooden apple boxes were used – for cupboards, chairs, storage and a host of other items on the homestead.
Discover the many ways apples were used and enjoy the smells and tastes of fall as you wander the historical village this weekend. Recipe cards will be handed out in the various historical homes who are preparing fare with the apples.