My Local Utah’s Content Team
With cold and flu season just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on these antioxidant-rich fruits to give your immune system a hearty boost. Fortunately, Utah has an awesome apple-growing environment and countless creative business owners that have come up with tasty recipes and memorable activities to make this task a fun addition to your fall traditions!
Rowley’s Red Barn
Rowley’s Red Barn is a popular fruit farm in Santaquin that got its start back in 1984. This family-owned and operated facility constructed their very own cider mill in the 90s so that they would be able to provide the freshest, most delicious apple cider and juice to their loyal fans. Rowley’s Red Barn uses freshly picked apples to make their infamous apple cider donuts as well as a newer addition, an apple cider slushie! You can really take things to the next level by adding a scoop of their award-winning ice cream. Can you say delicious?
All through the month of September, you can stop by on Friday or Saturday to load up your very own box or bag. The friendly staff will teach you about the fruit, as well as the best way to harvest it to ensure that there is no damage to the tree or the produce. Rowley’s invites you to bring your cameras because the orchard is a beautiful setting for your annual family photos!
Burgess Orchards in Alpine features more than 12 varieties of apples that are available from September through the beginning of December. Burgess is another location that offers you-pick opportunities for anyone interested, but they also have a unique group apple cider making activity that is worth checking out. You and your co-workers or friends can learn how to make homemade apple cider that you can actually take home with you! Another unique activity at Burgess Orchards is school tours. All proceeds from these tours go directly to Primary Children’s Hospital. Burgess also makes their very own yummy caramel and is well known for their delicious peach ice cream and shakes.
The Allred family began their legacy in 1926 at their first family farm in Provo. This location has since been converted into a retail outlet for their produce, while their main operation, Allred Orchards, has moved south to Peyson. One of the family members, Rey, obtained a degree in horticulture to improve the family orchard. He has explored countless plant varieties, tree spacing techniques, irrigation systems, machinery, and many other innovative advancements in the industry to ensure that they’re growing the best produce possible.
Zollinger Fruit & Trees
For those in Cache Valley, Zollinger Fruit & Trees is the place to go. Not only does this established farm sell fresh produce, but they also specialize in selling trees, shrubs, and perennials. This farm was established over 100 years ago aby William Zollinger. It has since earned Century Farm Status and has been placed under a state held conservation easement. Zollinger is most well-known for its apple cider that is made from a blend of their 13 apple varieties.
If you’re looking to take your apple consumption to the next level, this non-alcoholic 6 time Best of State Winner is sure to hit the spot. Apple Beer was developed by Bavarian biermeisters using Sicilian apples with a blend of natural herbs and spices. This tasty beverage is prepared in traditional wooden barrels and was brought to Utah in the 1960s. In 2012, the company introduced Apple Beer FIVE. This five calorie take on the traditional apple beer features ginseng and acai berry. Whether you’re looking for a mid-day pick me up or a tasty immune booster, Apple Beer is the perfect addition to your fall routine!