Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays From The Apple North Pole

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Apples North Pole. Home of Honeycrisp apples. We know that Honeycrisp apple trees must have been brought by Santa. First lets take a moment and say thank you and give our thoughts and prayers to our Troops serving around the World. Their families being brave at home while they are away protecting us. Don't forget "Operation Apple", a program where all service people enjoy free shipping at, no matter where they or their families are in the World.

So all the apples are fast asleep waiting to be on their way. Lately, as you might have seen our shipping has been delayed due to frigid temperatures here and at many locations. Just a quick note that if you thinking it might be freezing when they arrive you might want to make arrangements to have them brought inside. Maybe, to keep them nice and warm (above 32) you might want to get them at work. I was going to say the neighbor but hmm they might get eaten. If they freeze you will definitely know. They will not look like they did when they left the Orchard. They will look more like they aged about 90 years. If they freeze just contact us.

Learned a good "Tips and Tricks" today from one of our loyal Honeycrisp customers. If you know when your shipment of apples is coming leave a couple out from your last shipment for the UPS guy. Want them in that special spot in the garage.... Thats where you leave his treat... Just a little southern hospitality.

At this Holiday time I like to reflect on the many blessings we have been afforded. A great family with great kids and beautiful grandchildren and some pretty cute nieces and nephews. Like Carter, Sophie and Raeghan, so amazing how little people three and under can make such a difference in your life. A ever growing successful business, thanks to people just like you. Great business relationships that have grew into friendship.

Sometimes running what is considered in today's World a small family run business definitely has its advantages. Working with all of you each and every day is one of them.

Ok. Back to the apple thing. I know you probably love Honeycrisp. I do to. But its ok to venture out a little every once in a while. Go ahead try a Fortune ( great for those who miss Northern Spy) , Pink Lady or maybe Cameo. Cameo another one of my favorites, with its smooth flesh and great texture. I will never forget the first time I saw Cameo. I thought wow that is nothing but an poor colored Red Delicious. I should mention CandyCrisp, the golden apple with the distinctive pear flavor. Sweet is how I would describe it. If you like a sweeter, crunchier golden delicious this is your new found apple. Remember it has no acid and 100% sugar. One advantage to that high sugar is in making fried apples it stays hot all the way through dinner.

If I don't blog again before Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY NEW YEAR....

p.s. If you get the voicemail just leave a message. I promise we will get back to you. Another secret if you email at Midnight you might just get one right back