The Gravenstein Apple Box
Available August 14th through 24th
Gravensteins are done for the 2012 season, be sure to check back in August of 2013 for next season's crop!
You can support the Slow Food Gravenstein Apple Presidium by ordering The Gravenstein Apple Box, a project of Slow Food Russian River and The FruitGuys.
The Gravenstein Apple: Among the hundreds of California apple varieties, the heirloom Gravenstein Apple is beloved as one of the best eating and baking apples. A fine balance of sweet and tart, its full-bodied flavor intensifies when made into sauce, juice, pie, or vinegar, yet the Gravenstein Apple is in danger of becoming commercially extinct. Suburban development, the popularity of wine grape production, and competition from Chinese apple juice concentrate are among the factors that have greatly reduced the number of orchards and apple acreage in Sonoma County, California.
Purchase conventional or organic Gravenstein apples and help us preserve this heirloom variety and give back to the farmers. This year, the FruitGuys will be donating 17% of proceeds from Gravenstein sales back to the hard working farmers that have chosen to continue to cultivate this beloved piece of fruit.
How to Order: Gravenstein apples have a short and precious harvest season and will be available for Tuesday through Friday delivery the weeks of August 14th and August 21st only.
Online ordering is only available for delivery in California.
All Gravenstein apples will be packed in our California facility. Apples must be shipped overnight to ensure quality and shipping rates will increase the further from California they are delivered. Shipping charges outside of California will vary from $20 to $60. Call or email Customer service with your delivery zip code for an exact shipping charge.
August is Gravenstein Month. The Sonoma County Farm Trails invites you to Sebastopol (Sonoma County) for wonderful, family-friendly apple celebrations, including Gravenstein Day and The Gravenstein Fair on August 11th and 12th, 2012.
Enjoy and be fruitful!