Monday, February 28, 2011
Yesterday a member of the local food challenge group posted an event to forage for crabapples that were on trees on the campus. While they are frozen you can shake the tree with minimal bruising to the crabapples. They are smaller in the winter but you can still eat them and use them for apple butter, apples sauce and jelly. As long as they frozen before processing they are good. They begin to ferment when they have too long to warm up. 4 of us showed up in the early morning with tarps and buckets. Security guards were watching us during some of it and didn't care. We all got a bucket full and will meet soon to process them. They are sitting outside right now frozen and I will sort through so I can freeze them in the freezer until they are ready.