Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Apple benefits


Pretty in pink.

Pretty in pink.

One of the advantages of visiting Northport Michigan in September is that the apples are coming in. And nowhere are there more interesting varieties than at Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Antique Apple Orchard.

In fact, I consider the apples there to be something of a gift…so I guess Christmas Cove is the appropriate place to find them.

Apples, cider, and pop bottles!

Apples, cider, and pop bottles!

I’ve been up in Northport for only three days and I’ve visited the apple orchard twice; the second time to get more apples and a gallon of cider to take home. While there I asked permission to take a few photos. “Sure” they said, “we’re sort of used to it by now.”

Apple barn.

Apple barn.

They’ve owned the apple orchard since 1955 and it’s become something of a tourist destination. Along with the wonderful antique apples, there’s a huge collection of soda bottles and tin signs hanging in the pole barn where the apples are sold.

Lots of things collected here!

Lots of things collected here!

I bought a book about the Kilcherman family orchard from the local bookseller Pamela Grath of Dog Ears Books yesterday. It’s full of beautiful photos and apple recipes and was put together by the family. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be baking a few tasty apple treats soon.

Waiting to be filled.

Waiting to be filled.

I’m glad I got to visit Northport during apple season. If you happen to get the chance to come up in the fall, make sure you stop by this unique orchard. It’s just north of town and the cider is to die for.

Historically yummy.  Yummy today too.

Historically yummy. Yummy today too.


Benefit of fall's arrival.

Benefit of fall’s arrival.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

13 thoughts on “Apple benefits

  1. Apples, sauced, buttered, baked, pied, or fresh with cheese!

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  2. This year is supposed to be a great year for apples in Michigan. I’ll have to check out Christmas Cove Farm the next time we’re in the area.


  3. So interesting- thanks for sharing. I am a big apple lover and my favorites are in season now! Honeycrisp


  4. I’m suddenly thirsty for freshly pressed cider.


  5. I’m delighted to hear Michigan apples are coming back in season — they’re sooo good! Even Dallas loves apples — and they’re waaay better for him than doughnuts, ha!!


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