September 2018 – The Wait is Over – It’s Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time!
It’s Harvest Time
The orchards in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys have started to pick Ambrosia apples. In the North Okanagan, farmers are getting ready and expect to start picking next week. Harvest will continue for a few weeks as orchardists usually do two rounds of picking to ensure that only ripe apples make their way to you.
So, how can you get your hands on some just-picked BC Ambrosia apples? Ask your community grocer when they are expecting their first shipment of BC Ambrosia. You can also expect to see them popping up at your local farmers’ market. Or, find an orchard with a u-pick option or farm-gate market near you. There’s nothing better than biting into a fresh Ambrosia apple while standing in the orchard!
Ambrosia Apples Invade a Spanish Recipe
Now that Ambrosia apples are back, it’s time to spice things up with a recipe that uses the best produce of the season. Gazpacho is a traditional cold soup from Spain made with tomatoes, peppers, and cucumber. Our version of this classic recipe adds a little bit of a BC flare – Ambrosia apples! Bring back a sense of summer with a cold soup that will have your friends and family raving. Grab the recipe here.