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Fall Into Organics: Gala Apples

Are you celebrating fall with organic produce? We are! Our favorite pick for this week is gala apples. Grown domestically in California and Washington state (and, if you are lucky, locally), the domestic harvest season can start as early as August and finishes, depending on weather, in early November. Galas are a sweet, versatile apple with great flavor — perfect for cooking or eaten out of hand. Here are a few recipes that we think are perfect for gala apples: While we have a long list of organic growers that we love; here is one of the many that we want to thank as we celebrate this fall favorite. Thank you, Broetje Orchards for the tasty organic galas! Broetje Orchards is one of the largest privately owned orchards in the world with more than 5,000 acres. The main orchard is the largest contiguous orchard in the United States, stretching for nearly 10 miles along the Snake River. Dedicated year-round crews care for the trees in this ideal location, producing consistently high quality fruit. Each year, Broetje Orchards donates approximately 75% of their profits to local, domestic, and international projects, believing that their ethical foundation is the primary reason for the company’s business success. Broetje Orchard’s fruit is pack under the First Fruits label. How do you like to eat your galas?