What we’re doing this time of year:  Figuring out our plans for a cider run.  Perdeaux Fruit Farm, formerly Purdue’s, on Highway 11, is the one of the best cider-suppliers in the southeast.  Last year Jon made several Friday-afternoon appointments to get his 5-gallon carboy filled as the cider came out of the press.  (You can just buy their gallon- or half-gallon jugs for the same price).  The apples are flash-pasteurized whole, and then pressed immediately, which is in our experience the best balance between food safety and freshness.   Great supplier, willing to work with you to get you the produce you need, how you need it.

FYI, Palmetto Cove has nothing whatsoever to do with the fruit farm.  Jon and I just like their food.