Yum! It's Apple Harvest Season: Support 4-H
The annual 4-H apple and pecan sale sponsored by the Pinellas County 4-H Association is now in full swing. This sale is the main fundraiser for the 4-H Association. Each year, the Pinellas County 4-H Association awards $6,000 in grants for 4-H camps and trips, 4-H Legislature, 4-H Congress and, most recently, college scholarships.
This year, the sale is featuring Yellow Delicious and Empire apples. Both varieties are excellent for baking, cooking or just eating.
The apples are priced $44 for a 40-pound bushel, or $24 for a half-bushel. Pecans, halves or pieces, are available in 1-pound bags. Specialty chocolate-covered pecans, chocolate-cluster pecans and cinnamon-glaze pecans are offered in 12-ounce decorative bags. All bags are $11 each.
Any 4-H member can take your prepaid order, or orders can be placed through the 4-H Association website at http://pc4hassociation.org. Orders must be placed by Monday, Oct. 1. Pick up will be Oct. 25 to 28 at the Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center, 14644 113th Ave., N. in Largo.
So enjoy delicious, fresh, nutritious apples and pecans, and support your county 4-H program.
Pinellas County Extension is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The University of Florida is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.
The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Education focuses on marine issues, sustainable living, lawn and garden, families and consumers and 4-H youth development.