Thursday, October 27, 2016

Uptown Gems Parent Cook Off

Last Week, Chef Andrew and Chef June were invited by Ms. Vivian (healthy harlem coordinator) and the Uptown Gems team to judge their Parent Cookoff. The main ingredient of each of the 5 teams was Apples. The recipes were great and seeing the kids involved in the cooking was the best part. Seeing their engagement and willingness to try new foods and flavors means everything to us. Thank you Parents and Uptown Team for inviting us and showing your great work.

Apples are big business in New York. It’s true – we grow more apples than any state (other than Washington) and offer more varieties than any state. According to the USDA, New York produces almost 30 million bushels annually.
New York State apples are grown on about 55,000 acres, in six major production districts around the State:
  • Champlain Valley
  • Eastern Hudson Valley
  • Western Hudson Valley
  • Central
  • Lake Country
  • Niagara Frontier