October 21, 2013

National Apple Day

“Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too." - Joyce Cary

It's National Apple Day!

Today was first founded in 1990 by a group called Common Ground in Covent Garden, London, England. The goal has always been to support orchards (which benefit the local economy), while celebrating different varieties of apples and the unique, distinctive regions they come from. While the first Apple Day was held on October 21st, many places that hold events now do so the weekend near that original date or anytime in the latter half of October.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies!

My personal obsession with apples is no secret (I think it really exploded when I got my 3/4 sleeve tattoo of watercolor apple blossoms on my right arm). I never thought I'd become one of those people who collects things (like miniature spoons, beer tap handles, or anything penguin-related), but I have. What can I say? I'm madly in love with all things apples: visiting orchards, climbing trees, drinking my weight in cider, books on the fruit, trying different varieties, discovering new foods... I'm an appleholic. I'm also slightly obsessed with England and the month of October.

So, what I'm trying to get at is: this day really couldn't get any better for me. Cheers, world, for conducting this masterpiece of a food holiday! A happy, happy...

Happy National Apple Day!