While we lived Illinois, we had the pleasure of shopping at a wonderful produce vendor. Much of the produce came from farms in Michigan. One could order fresh and organic turkeys for Thanksgiving, crates of blueberries, etc.. We had to "fight" for fresh apple cider each fall, as they only received a limited number of gallons each week, and we could only purchase one at a time. This was the best cider we have ever enjoyed and will miss the opportunity to drink again this fall. We did go to Michigan for apples our first year in Illinois, but as our schedules got busy, we settled for the convenience of someone else procuring Michigan produce for us more conveniently. While visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes again, we once again enjoyed seeing the apple orchards laden with fresh red apples longing to be harvested. We stopped at a stand and bought some fresh cider doughuts and we bought apple fritters wherever we found them (a family fave!). Of course, we had to quickly find a grocery with milk to go with the doughnuts and fritters. Why don't farm stands sell milk?
Do you know where the apples you eat come from?