The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network (LFN) is celebrating the changing of the seasons the weekend of September 17 & 18, 2022, by encouraging individuals, families, students, and seniors to make applesauce.
Join us for an Applesauce Day Celebration on Saturday, September 17th from 8am – 12 Noon at the Martin Farmers Market featuring live bluegrass music by the Ralston Station from 9-10:30am, and enjoy kid-apple-friendly activities provided by the Weakley County Homeschool Group. Also, register for a FREE cooking demonstration at the Martin Public Library or join us via Facebook LIVE @NWTLFN at 10:30 am on 9/17. Each participant gets to take home locally grown apples to use in their applesauce recipe at home.
Registrations are limited (20 spots ONLY!) – register your spot here:
REGISTER FOR APPLESAUCE DAY COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Check out our Facebook event and share with your friends!
“We wanted to create a Tennessee tradition to celebrate the beginning of fall, broaden people’s knowledge about local apple varieties, encourage families to cook together, and to embolden culinary skills,” stated Samantha Goyret, Executive Director of the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network and co-manager of the Martin Farmers Market.
Apples are the featured Taste of Tennessee Harvest of the Month product during the month of September. Source your local apples locally from:
~Pick TN Website: www.picktnproducts.org/listview/apples
Any day can be applesauce day!
Celebrate Applesauce Weekend with us!
4 medium local apples (2-3/4″ diameter) – peeled, cored and chopped (Visit Pick TN Website)
¾ cup water
¼ cup sugar (optional)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peel and core the apples. Slice apples in quarters or sixths. In a saucepan, combine apples, water, and cinnamon (You can add other spices like ginger or cardamom if you like). Cover the pan and simmer over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the apples soften fully. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher. Add sugar to taste, but often none is needed.
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The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to ALL.
Happy applesauce cooking!