Christopher Krause will be bringing his family’s delicious, South Dakota-grown apples to Pierre this Thursday, Jan. 29, parking downtown at about 5:30 p.m. as close as possible to the Alley Exchange (the former Ace hardware store) in the 300 block of South Pierre Street.
To ensure you get the amount and variety you want, PLEASE ORDER AHEAD. That will give him time to bag or box your order before his trip down here from the Mobridge area.
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cell is: 605-848-3016
Land line is (605) 762-3414.
The orchard website is: www.krauseorchard.com
Apples store well at cool temperatures, meaning you can stock up for a couple months.
- Haralred: cider-sweet with a slight tartness
- Prairie Spy: spicy-sweet, cider tastes cinnamon-spiced
- Empire: similar to Prairie Spy
- Regent: sweet and juicy
- Keepsake: sweet and crisp, similar to Honeycrisp but sweeter and smaller. Keepsake is actually one of the Honeycrisp variety’s ‘parents.’
- McIntosh: small to medium-sized, sweet with a range of tartness
- Sweet 16 : similar to McIntosh
3-lb bag $3.77—$4 with tax
5-lb bag—$6.37–$6.75 with tax
Larger orders: A case of first-quality apples weighing about 40 lbs would be $1/pound.
A case of “seconds,” that is, oddly shaped or small apples suitable for apple butter, apple sauce or apple pie filling, would be 60 cents a pound.
Please help Christopher transact business quickly by bringing exact change or paying by check. (He came to Pierre in part to attend the Greater Oahe Action League meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Alley Exchange.) If you bought by box, he will already have calculated your cost and written it on the box.