Just about everyone loves apples, what's not to love. Apple Pie, Taffy Apples, and of course just for a healthy snack.  When I was a kid my aunt used to boil apples in Rasberry pop or soda as some call it.  It made the apples soft and extra sweet.

Apples are great for you too. They may lower high cholesterol and blood pressure says everydayhealth.com. They have fiber, can aid digestion, can support a healthy immune system, are a diabetes-Friendly fruit, and yes, they have antioxidants which some say may play a role in preventing cancer.

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Michigan Apple Fest In September

Keep in mind too, September is the official month for Michigan Apple Fest. This will be a blast! Michiganlife.com says it's hosted in Sparta and only 10 minutes from Grand Rapids.

It is a family-oriented event celebrating the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on “the Ridge” near Sparta, Michigan, the heart of Apple country. Kids Carnival, hands-on art for kids, kiddie slingshot contest, live street entertainments featuring Will the Juggler, musicians, and more! We will have LOTS of local eats featuring Michigan Apples, Michigan beers & wines including the 2015 Official Michigan Apple Fest Beer of the Year by Cellar Brewing Co.

 

Apple Orchard In Lansing

Plus there are great places to pick and enjoy apples in the Lansing area like Country Mill Orchard & Cider Mill in Charlotte,  Phillips Orchard & Cider Mill, and Uncle John's Cider Mill both In Saint Johns. You can check out a full list of apple favorites to visit here.

This will be fun for the whole family, enjoy all the healthy eating and fun as we head into fall kids.

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