What’s in our sauce? Just spectacular local apples from Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, New York, grown in the fertile soil of the Hudson River Valley. Farmers since the 1900′s, the Samascott family has been perfecting the apple since the 1940′s.
Cousins Bryan and Jake, the farm’s 4th generation proprietors (pictured here), are the guys behind the apples in our sauce. Along with their siblings and cousins, Bryan and Jake tend to 100 acres of apple trees, growing more than 60 varieties. Continually improving their selection, they plant new and heirloom varieties to produce the most flavorful apples.
Each year the Samascotts replace about five percent of their trees, selecting new varieties based on taste. They monitor their orchards closely and use a number of IPM (integrated pest management) practices, including growing disease-resistant varieties to reduce the need for spraying and pruning frequently to ensure that their trees get plenty of sunlight to thwart pests and disease.
Five Acre Farms. Positively Local.TM