Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn in New Brunswick

Apple picking is a traditional New Brunswick activity in the fall. Those of us in the city head to the gentle rolling hills of the countryside for some fresh air and fresh produce.

Last Sunday was also Open Farm Day in Atlantic Canada. Combined with the nice weather, it made for long lineups at many farm markets and farm gates in the region.

I was hoping to pick some of the Honeycrisp variety, but trends take a bit longer to catch on in eastern Canada than they do in the rest of the country. McIntosh and Cortland apples still reign for popular choice here.

Belliveau Orchards in Memramcook have established a wonderful farm market at the orchard. Along with tree fruit, they also carry other favourite fall vegetables and autumn decor.

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