Apples and Pears
The local farmers markets are a great place to grab a bushel of apples or pears, but if you want to pick your own peck, head out to Sunshine Valley Farmstand. Pear season is almost over, but apple season is ripe for the picking with varieties like September Wonder Fuji turning a lovely pink right now, or choose from other varieties like Gala, Jonathan, Ozark Gold, Empire or Lura Red. Whether you’re baking, eating or making apple butter, they have an apple just for you. For a great breakdown of each variety click here but don’t stop there! May I suggest a Terrell Creek’s cranberry and pecan goat cheese? It has a hint of orange zest and is the perfect combination for a fall-inspired salad with fresh apples or pears. For those who like to keep things funky, try pairing your apples with Cambozola Triple Cream blue cheese from Brown Derby International Wine Center. It’s creamy enough to spread easily on an apple, so you can forgo the cracker.