Fowler Farms has been growing apples for generations, and they use some of the most incredible methods that we've heard of! We recently visited their farms and learned first-hand how the Fowlers and their team has made the Fowler name synonymous with high quality and deliciousness! One thing we learned is that it takes the ultimate care from seed to tree, and then they're hand-picked with an artful twist of the wrist to ensure that there's no bruising.

Check out our videos (to the right!) from our trip to upstate New York and what the Fowlers and their team had to share. It's fascinating! And we hope you find it as equally entertaining. (Check out SMOKEY in our farm visit - he's a hoot!)

Also, what are the benefits of apples? Oh there are so many! Here are some great facts, trivia and information to mull over! (And don't forget to try some of their apple cider - perfect for mulling!)

  • Aids in digestion
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Diuretic
  • Fights asthma
  • Fights free radicals
  • Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
  • Inhibits cancer cell growth
  • May reduce cholesterol
  • May reduce risk of Alzheimer
  • May reduce risk of cancer
  • May reduce risk of diabetes
  • May regulate blood sugar
  • Promotes heart health
  • Provides energy
  • Reduces risk of cervical cancer
  • Reduces risk of lung cancer
  • Relieves constipation
Serving size: 1 medium; Calories: 95; Fat: .3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbs: 25g; Fiber: 4.4g; Sugars: 19g; Protein: .5g; Potassium: 5%DV; Vitamin A: 1%DV; Vitamin C: 14%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 1%DV
  • Apples contain 0 grams of fat or sodium and have no cholesterol.
  • There are thousands of different varieties of apples including
    • Fuji
    • Gala
    • Red Delicious
    • Golden Delicious
    • Pink Lady
    • Granny Smith
  • Thanks to their high levels of boron, apples can help improve your memory, mental alertness, and electrical activity of the brain.
  • The average person eats 65 apples a year
  • Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water.
  • Whole apples are a better choice than apple juice nutrionally
  • Rinse the entire apple under a stream of water gently scrubbing with a brush 10-15 seconds
Also, check out our HASSELBACK APPLES ALA MODE! Here's the recipe, and it's delicious! Enjoy – we sure did!


  • 2 large, Fowler Farms apples
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • Salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Ice cream, for serving (optional)
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Melt the butter: In a small saucepan (or in a small bowl over low heat in the microwave) melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Once cooled add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Peel the apples to remove all the skin.
  • Slice the apples in half from top to bottom.
  • Core the apples: Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the apple cores.
  • Cut slices in the apples, leaving the bottom intact
  • Place the apples cut-side down on a cutting board.
  • Cut slices into the apple, 1/4-inch apart, stopping just before you cut through the bottom. (This keeps the slices connected at the bottom of the apple.)
  • Brush the apples with melted butter and sugar: Stir together the butter mixture.
    • Use a pastry brush to spread the butter mixture over top of the apples and into the slices.
  • Bake the apples: Spray a thin layer of cooking spray over the inside of a baking dish.
  • Place the apples in the baking dish, flat-side down. Cover the baking dish with tinfoil, and bake for 20 minutes.
Prepare the streusel:
  • Cut the remaining tablespoon of butter into cubes.
  • Add it to a bowl, along with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, flour, oats, and a pinch of salt.
  • Use your fingers or a fork to blend the ingredients together.
  • Top the apples with streusel: After the apples have finished baking, remove the baking dish from the oven.
  • Use a fork to carefully spread the strusel over top of the apples. Work the streusel between the slices as well.
  • Increase the oven temperature and continue baking: Increase the oven temperature to 425°F.
  • Place the baking dish back in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes more.
  • Cool the apples: Remove the baking dish from the oven. Cool the apples for about 5 minutes before serving.


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