Fall: I love the temperatures, baking, crock pot cooking, fall photos, fall colors, carving pumpkins and apple picking!
So how do we figure the math out anyways. When I read $25 for 1/2 bushel, I gasped at first, but once you do the math, you’ll feel better.
1 Bushel of according to US Agriculture Publications is 48lbs, which is 126 medium apples
1 Peck of apples is 10-12 pounds
3 Pounds of apples is 8-9 apples which is the usual amount for a 9-in pie
It generally takes 14-16 pounds of apples to make 1 gallon of Apple Cider. Wow! One bushel may yield 3 gallons of cider.
So, 1/2 bushel for $25 is a little over $1 lb.
Prices from some apple orchards:
Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls: $35 1/2 Bushel; $20 Peck
Apple Hill Farm in Concord: $24 for 1/2 Bushel; $12 Peck
Appleview in Pittsfield:$1.25lb
Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis: $25.00 1/2 Bushel or $1. 25lb
Carter Hill Orchard in Concord: $0.90 a pound
Currier Orchard in Merrimack: $1 a pound (this was last year’s price. I couldn’t get ahold of them as of yet)
Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook : $20.00 1/2 Bushel
Hackleboro Orchard in Canterbury: $19.00 1/2 Bushel; $10 Peck
Lull Farm in Hollis: $25 1/2 Bushel
Macks Apples in Londonderry: $20.00 for 1/2 Bushel; $12 Peck
Meadow Ledge in Loudon: $1.35lb
Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, MA – They were closed when I called, but will follow through on this farm.
Peak Orchards in Henniker:$1.10 a pound (this was last year’s price. I couldn’t get ahold of them as of yet)
Sunnycrest Farms: $22.00 for 1/2 Bushel; $12 Peck