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The Gravensteins are here!

by VM Brasseur on August 7th, 2006

While wandering through my Whole Foods yesterday, feeling delightfully spoiled by the number of “Locally Grown!” signs hanging about the place, I came across a bin of apples.

Apples? At this time of year? Wait, those look like… They are! The Gravenstein apples are back in season again!

Oh, frabjous day!

Ain’t no apple on God’s green earth what can compare to a fresh Gravenstein, that’s what I say. Sweet, tart and crispy. Good in pies, apple sauce, salads or just as-is. I can’t get enough of them and look forward to the season with a spring in my step and a song in my heart.

Ahhh…Gravensteins. They help me find my happy place. I feel sorry for all you non-denizens of Sonoma County, unable to experience this apple. Being rare critters, Gravensteins never make the trek much beyond the immediate Bay Area. Either that or we’re hoarding them all for ourselves. That would be my choice.

From → Food

  1. sara permalink

    I haven’t actually gotten then, but Gravensteins are on the Seattle farmers market ‘ripe and ready’ list. So, they’ve made it this far out of the paradise of Sonoma county.

  2. They must be imposters. Mere shells of actual Gravenstein bliss. They’re trying to dupe you. It’s all a conspiracy. They’re probably delivered in black unmarked SUV’s. And manufactured by space aliens under the watchful eyes of JFK and Mama Cass.

    It’s the only logical answer.

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