Sharing Autumn’s Golden Harvest
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
– William Cullen Bryant
Oh, fall. It’s hard to not feel a connection to the world outside in a season as beautiful as this. Going on brisk morning walks or late afternoon drives to witness the trees bursting into warm rainbows of color. Visiting a local apple orchard or pumpkin patch to get fresh ingredients for your next hot apple cider or pumpkin pie. Bundling up and cheering on your favorite football team with leagues of other rosy-cheeked fans. Crisp mornings and warm afternoons with early evenings. Gardeners and farmers alike retiring their crops for the year and prepping for colder days ahead.
Here in the Hood River Valley, the orchards and fields are just as busy now as they were earlier in the summer. Our biggest crops of the season– apples and pears– are harvesting as we speak, producing some of the nation’s best fruit. It’s these fruits that go directly from harvest into our award-winning jams and preserves. We capture that fresh harvest flavor for you year-round, no matter where you are. We love this time of year so much we wanted to quite literally bottle it up, capture its essence, and give it to you.
Our favorite picks for the flavors of fall? Definitely our Fruit Butters. Try our Apple, Vanilla Pear, Pumpkin, or Sweet Potato butters to brighten up a cold morning on a piece of warm toast with butter.
We hope you have a most bountiful, colorful, flavorful, and warm season. Thanks, as always, for your continued support.
All the best,
Dave Gee and Oregon Growers