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Weston’s Antique Apples

February 11, 2010

Earlier today I posted an update about my search for Astrachan apples, which tied back to my “Immigrant Apples” post on January 14th.  A kind reader checked the website for Weston’s Antique Apples, where she found them listed.  I’d heard of Weston’s, but have never visited the orchard.

Well, after I posted that, a friend popped me an email.  She was an interpreter at Old World Wisconsin when I worked there, and she said she thought that Weston’s came to Old World during Autumn on the Farms.  I checked last year’s event schedule on OWW’s website, and she was right.  Ken Weston brought some of his apples to sell at the Visitor Center (where some of the site’s own heirloom produce is also offered for sale.)

Talk about full circle!

Many thanks to all who have contacted me, on the blog or via email, with tips, suggestions, and reminiscences.  Oh, and if you haven’t tried Otto Hilgendorf’s Sour Cream Apple Pie recipe (posted on 1/14/10), check it out.   It’s getting rave reviews.