We stopped by Grandma Lambe's the other day to check out the apples. The area around Meaford and Thornbury is the top apple growing area in Ontario, and therefore has the greatest variety of apples available for us to buy.
'Grandma Lambe's' is just one of several farm outlets where you buy apples (and pies and other fruit) near Meaford.
The bushels and half-bushels were under a tent outside, being unloaded from a truck directly from the orchard.
On the left 'Sweet 16s', a recent popular variety only available for a short season. On the right, the very successful Honey Crisp, my favourite apple for the taste. But look at the price! $70.00 a bushel! With only a few trees bearing fruit yet, it's very pricey.
These are the bags the typical consumer will buy, in half peck and one peck sizes. (When was the last time you heard the term 'peck' as a unit of measurement? Apples are about the last crop sold in pccs; four pecks = 1 bushel.)
That's not me in the headless scarecrow outfit, but that is Mrs. Furry Gnome pretending to be Grandma Lambe.