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“An Apple for the teacher will always do the trick…” sings Crosby, “when you don’t know your lesson in arithmetic”.

Perhaps you should have just studied, but maybe an apple can get you by this time. Why are apples always associated with teachers? Coincidentally, September is not only the time schools begin session, but also a prime time in apple harvesting season. Although there is no solid evidence as to where this tradition came from or why, there have been many educated guesses.

Apples are universally associated with health, hence the saying “an apple a day, keeps the Doctor away”.  This could mean it was a gift wishing the teacher good health. Some families could not afford schooling, and apples were used as a method of payment for teachers. Apples were also used to show appreciation, especially when teachers had nearly 50 students in their classroom!

Apples have come a long way, especially here at Daffy Farms. What would look better on your teacher’s desk this year than one of our premium apples?

 

Best of luck to all students and teachers for the 2016 -2017 school year from Daffy Farms!

Fall 2015 Reviews

ReviewsCaptureThe reviews are in! If you are thinking about ordering Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples for you wedding, party, or event, you can read the reviews from this season on Wedding Wire and The Knot. And if you used Daffy Apples at your event, stop by and leave us a review – we would love to hear about your experience with our products!

Did you know…

10325329_10152127051059226_6091012561589570054_nGrafting is a common practice with many trees and is especially important to the apple growing industry, but what is grafting? It is what happens when tissues from one plant are joined with the tissues of another so that they grow together. Usually, one plant is selected for its roots and the other for its stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits. Grafting is done for a number of reasons, including speeding up the growing process, creating hybrid plants and trees, repairing damage, and strengthening the hardiness, sturdiness, or pest and disease resistance of a tree. Sometimes several different trees will be grafted onto a single tree to create what is called a “family tree.” For example, a single backyard apple tree could have several different varieties of apple blooming on it by using this method of grafting. For more information on grafting, click here, and to see a step-by-step guide of how it is done, click here!

Rich & Creamy Caramel

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Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel is now available at www.daffyapple.com! A glance at the ingredient list – Cream, Non-GMO Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Sugar Cane Syrup, Brown Cane Sugar, Butter, Salt (That’s all that’s in it, we promise!) – says everything you need to know about our newest product. There’s no gluten, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, no artificial anything, it is not only made with wholesome ingredients, it has the nostalgic taste of a homemade caramel. Soft at room temperature, Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel is perfect for fruit and pretzels, but is also amazingly delicious drizzled on ice cream and other desserts. Order a couple of tubs, or a case, online now!

Daffy Girl

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Introducing…Daffy Girl! This is the kind of nostalgia that is way to cool to hold back until throwback Thursday! Today we re-found Daffy Girl in a folder with a marketing plan for the company from the 1960s-70s. She’s like our own personal superhero with impeccable fashion taste – to say we want her Daffy Apple Red Handbag would be an understatement!! In the same folder, there was the picture, below, with a look at some of the original Daffy Apple packaging from a similar time frame, when Daffy Apples were even sold at the theme park home of the world’s most famous mouse!

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Colorado Expression Magazine

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Caramel apples are featured in the latest edition of Colorado Expression Magazine, which came out earlier this week. As the Rocky Mountain Region’s premiere caramel apple maker, they included us in their round-up of where find fall’s favorite treat. Click on the link and flip to page 40 to read more!

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