“You’re the apple of my eye.” We quote it, bake it, peel it, dry it, and mash it into delicious sauce. On September 18th and 19th, Heritage Park Historical Village pays tribute to this all mighty fruit – the apple – during Apple Daze!
Early settlers on the prairies had very little fresh fruit, so when the apples arrived by train from the Okanagan they were greeted with enthusiasm. Eaten fresh, made into pies and other desserts, cooked into applesauce or dried for winter use – no apple was wasted. Even the wooden apple boxes were used – for cupboards, chairs, storage and a host of other items on the homestead. Discover the many ways apples were used while indulging in the smells and the tastes of fall this weekend at Heritage Park.
Discover how apples were prepared for winter use, learn how to make your very own apple head doll and fill your senses with the aroma of freshly baked apple delights from three of the Park’s historic homes. Guests are welcome to take home their own historically accurate apple recipes to try out for themselves, or pick up an apple inspired treat from the Alberta Bakery or Railway Café.
For more information please call (403) 268-8500 or visit our website at www.HeritagePark.ca