- Author: Katie (Cathryn) R Johnson
Since apples are available in stores year-round, it's easy to forget that their peak season is in the Autumn – but nothing announces the arrival of Fall quite like a crisp apple. Produced at higher elevations throughout the Central Sierra, apples are available at farmers markets and local you-pick operations. Apples are known for keeping us healthy, as they are good sources of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. See below for a list of healthy recipes ideas, or simply sprinkle sliced apples with cinnamon in a small container, cover, and shake gently to coat the slices. The cinnamon not only tastes great, it also masks browning from oxidation, which is helpful if the apple slices will be sitting in a lunchbox for a while before being eaten. Learn more about apples and view their nutrition facts at Harvest of the Month.