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We are tentatively planning on opening for the 2018 season on Wednesday, August 15th.


Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

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The tentative opening date for the 2018 season is Wednesday, August 15th!

N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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(608) 635-4780

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sauce-Sational: An Experiment in Applesauce – October Baker’s Mix

Inevitably, if you walk into our apple store or stop by our table at a Farmer’s Market and ask us, “What apples make the best sauce,” – we’ll answer ‘Baker’s Mix, of course.’  With all this sauce testing I’ve been doing I decided I probably should try out a baker’s mix to have a true comparison.  I wanted to be sure that our recommendation is truly what I feel makes the best sauce.
So, I grabbed some MacIntosh, Cortland, and Idared apples (which is our current Baker’s Mix – don’t forget this changes throughout the season and even on any given day…you may get more of a variety…it’s whatever we have that’s good for baking!) and brought them to my kitchen to put it to the test.
016 I peeled, cored, and sliced the apples with my apple machine and turned the crock pot on.018 You can see in this photo some of the apples mushed – other’s didn’t.  I personally like my sauce with a little texture so this was definitely a thumb’s up for me.
When I tasted this sauce – it made me smile.
It had a fantastic flavor – the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  It was nice to see that our recommendation of Baker’s Mix was spot on. 
Because of this experiment I am finding out what other apples do work in their singular form, but at least so far…nothing has beat the Baker’s Mix.

Past apple tests:

On Deck – Valstar, Jonagold, Fireside, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Silken, Honeycrisp


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