Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
While you are busy making the season's apple pies, butters and desserts, don’t throw out the apple peels and cores. Make apple pectin stock instead and next summer you’ll be able to make local jam with your homemade pectin. Sweet.