When life gives you apples

On the morning of June 29, the apple trees here were loaded with a promising crop. That afternoon, the derecho left most scattered across the grounds of the farm sanctuary.

So as to keep a fair share of the windfall for human consumption (and to keep Beatrice the pygmy pot-bellied pig from gaining more than the 15 pounds she quickly added from chowing on little green apples) we put up a batch of green apple jelly.

If you happen to be at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market tomorrow morning, stop by and pick up a jar of this tangy goodness. We’ll also have other items and jellies of the season, including wood violet, chocolate mint and dandelion. All proceeds benefit the work we do here on the Quarry Farm.