Position: Agritourism Retail Operations
Waddell Apples is looking for an energetic, outgoing and hard-working individual to work in our farm store during the 2018 harvest season. We are a family-owned and operated apple farm in Kingston’s countryside, growing and selling apples, pumpkins and homemade specialties from our licensed on-farm bakery. Learn more about us at www.waddellapples.com
Valuable experience: Any of the following backgrounds will be considered an asset: customer experience, cashier, retail, tourism
How to apply: Visit our website at http://www.waddellapples.com/jobs.html to complete the online form and submit your resume. Work references required.
Waddell Apples is looking for someone who has experience and passion for baking and/or cooking to join our farm bakeshop team during the 2018 harvest from mid-August through October. We are a scratch bakery, known for our high quality homemade baked goods and preserves made with farm-fresh ingredients! No formal training required; duties, training and compensation will be adjusted according to prior experience in a similar role.
Waddell Apples is looking for an energetic hard-working individual to help us harvest our apple and pumpkin crops for the 2018 season. The position is part-time seasonal, starting approximately first week of September for 3-6 weeks. No experience required; will train.
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Apple Cider Syrup is a colonial recipe popular in New England. Like maple syrup, it is made by boiling down a sweet natural nectar (in this case, pure apple cider) until it thickens to syrup consistency that can be preserved and enjoyed for many months. Unlike mellow maple syrup though, Apple Cider Syrup is an elixer with the concentrated tangy rich flavour of apples has an unexpected tangy. Once a kitchen staple, Apple Cider Syrup has regained popularity with gourmet cooks and foodies alike. Brace yourself for a unique culinary experience!
Curious about the background?
I'm not sure how or where I first came across the concept of Apple Cider Syrup. To be honest, I have never tasted or even seen it anywhere else! As a fan of traditional slow cooking, I have always been fascinated by the creative ways cooks and colonists used to preserve and enjoy bounty from their fields, pastures and gardens. Some focused internet research has helped provide insight and history into this fascinating product, like this Ark of Taste summary from Slow Food USA. Interestingly, I have not (yet) found Canadian pioneer or current examples of Apple Cider Syrup production.
10 things you can do with Apple Cider Syrup
Did I say 10? The list keeps growing!
Baked ham is an easy, versatile and economical entree to prepare and serve at family dinners or special occasions throughout the year. This recipe combines full-flavoured Apple Cider Syrup and Dijon mustard for a sweet-tangy glaze that will be sure to please!
On these hot summer days, it's great to enjoy a meal of easy, no-cook salads. Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Buy them canned and just rinse and add to this delicious salad!
Like other apple growers, we understand the the importance of bees and other pollinators to successful fruit production. Did you know:
Show & Tell
These tools help us 'show and tell' our farm visitors about the the importance of honeybees to sustainable apple farming, but for us it's more than just talk....
Walking the talk
10 ways we protect and foster bees
We use responsible and ecological farming practices that blend organic and conventional methods, including these bee-friendly practices:
Plus a new Bee-Garden!
These days, we have been focusing on dormant pruning, taking advantage of every possible day the weather permits. Pruning is an important part of orchard maintenance to maintain the structure, health and productivity of the trees.
A labour of a thousand cuts
And then there's the clean-up...
That sprawling heap of branches is a by-product of this year's dormant pruning! We pick up the cuttings under the trees as pruning progresses, pile them onto a wagon and haul them over to the brush pile.
In fact, this brush pile is only some of the cuttings from this year's pruning effort...the dark circle of ashes in front left is from approved open-air burnings we've done twice already this year on days that were windstill and damp. Of course, we notify the local fire department each time so they can authorize the burn!
The budding promise
And there they are! Still-dormant fruit buds waiting for the spring sun and warmth to coax them into developing lovely fragrant apple blossoms! With good weather, proper pollination and further protection from pests and disease, they will grow into beautiful apples.
There's lots more orchard work to come during the rest of the growing season till we get there...Be sure to come back and see us during the fall harvest to see how these little buds came along!
Our Apple Butter has a tangy flavour and full-bodied apple sweetness that pairs beautifully with cheese whether as a condiment on a cheese plate or -- as in this case -- baked together in a delectable combo! Try this new twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast, lunch or snack!
This is an easy-to-make snack that both kids and adults enjoy! The combination of our Apple Butter with its tangy flavour and full-bodied apple sweetness, paired with crispy tortilla chips lightly seasoned with sugar and cinnamon is -- well -- totally 'apple-tizing'! Our Apple Butter is made without added sugar and the tortilla chips are baked fat-free, so it's a healthy treat too!
Sharing our insights as local apple growers and business owners. Helping folks appreciate and enjoy our farm-fresh experiences, perspectives and products!