About this time last year, I was doing a lot of traveling for singing reversals every weekend. Just under a hundred miles one way, the drive got boring so I decided to go a different way on my way home one day. Drove through a different set of mountains which I knew would put me in fruit orchard country. I saw a sign for apples and the name of the apples intrigued me. I'd never heard of black apples so I drove down the dusty dirt road. In an old barn I was greeted by a dog a worker and the owner of the apple ranch Louis.
I inquired about the black apples as I saw only typical colors of apples and wondered if I'd been duped
or I'd read the sign wrong or what. Louis asked his helper to slice a bite for me from the black apple which wasn't black. I had misread the sign thinking it read Black Abacus where in fact it read Black Arkansas. The apple very dark blackish red I watched as the helper worked hard to knife me a slice.
Being concerned I'd chip a tooth (the apple looked that hard) I trepidaciously bit. The one slice taunted my mouth to want more and I bought 10.
I've gone 4 times since and I'm out so I'll go today to chat with Louis and get a few more after I go to my polling place.
These Black Arkansas apples Louis sells around the country and are the best (hands down) apple I have ever put in my mouth. I'm so fortunate he's so close to me.
Do you have a favorite apple orchard apple farm or fruit farm that has gorgeous fruit? If so what is the special fruit and what state has your specialty orchard?
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