Fall in Love with Honeycrisps
Every autumn, the Northwest holds its collective breath in anticipation of the arrival of the first crop of Honeycrisp apples! These reddish-pinkish-yellowish beauties win over hearts from the first bite, creating legions of fans across the country. The crisp, fragrant flesh is more sweet than tart, making it a reliable lunch box treat, a champ in baked goods, and a pleasant surprise in a salad.
Ready for the pairing of the season? Honeycrisp and cheese are an all out fall flavor winner.
- Face Rock Smokey Cheddar brings out a whole new dimension of flavor when paired with Honeycrisps
- The creamy Gouda flavor of Appel Farms Gouda from Ferndale, Washington is a perfect match for the tartness of the Honeycrisp
- Cabot Sharp Cheddar is balanced by the sweetness of the Honeycrisp apples
- Smooth, rich and creamy Mt. Townsend Cirrus Camembert is a delightful juxtaposition to the crisp, juicy Honeycrisp
One of the Northwest’s largest apple orchards (and one of our favorites) is BelleWood Acres, near Lynden, Washington. Its 25,000 trees produce dependably crisp, plump apples year after year, and a visit to the orchard and café makes for a memorable family outing. But if you can’t get to BelleWood, visit Haggen for their fresh Honeycrisp goodness.
Photo credit: Katheryn Moran Photography