The apple strudel, apple sausage, apple cider and carmeled apples didn't look nearly as appealing after we had run the gauntlet of samples. In fact anything apple seemed over the top, but we made our way to the tent where huge wooden crates held thousands of apples of every size and description ready for purchase at 89 cents a pound. We decided to try Jonagold for apple sauce, Rome for baked apples and our favorite from the tasting Rubinette for eating.
After arriving home with our 10 pounds in a bag, we looked for a cool place to store them until our over saturated palates had recovered. It took a week to bring ourselves to peal, pare and cook the fruit. Alas, the sauce was so tasty now we wish we had more. Maybe next year.