Apples or Pumpkins

Posted on: Sep 23, 2019

In the pie world there seem to be two types of people, the apple folks and the pumpkin folks. Rarely is there just one pie at a Thanksgiving dinner or a Fall pot-luck, nope there are two! 

No matter which side of the coin you land on, in the Foothills we are very lucky that both apples and pumpkins fare well in our short growing season. There is no need to pick up canned pumpkin or apple pie mix when we have an abundance in our backyard. 

If you have apples on the brain the Saskatoon Farm is offering an Apple U-Pick this fall season. It’s the perfect date or family afternoon. They have bushels available to be filled and with an entire bushel of apples you don’t have to stop at just one pie! And, if you don’t want to do the baking hop on down the road to Granary Road; their vendors are selling delicious apple treats all made from local produce. We won’t tell anyone that it isn’t homemade! 

Now for you pumpkin lovers, be sure to check out Fall Fest at Kayben Farms. They even have a pumpkin canon! Just think, you won’t have to do much pumpkin dismantling with a cannon doing all that work. It seems Granary Road hasn’t picked sides in this battle royale with their Pumpkin Fest in October. Their vendors will be sharing all of their most delicious pumpkin treats and they have some fun pumpkin activities planned. 

Even if there is no clear winner in this Fall battle royale, we know that you will have a great time exploring Fall in the Foothills and tasting all of those yummy treats. If you have a favourite pumpkin or apple recipe be sure to share them with us!

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