There isn’t much apple harvesting going on these days due to the warm spring and subsequent frosts that decimated the buds on the trees all across local apple land. Have you seen the puny fruit on sale at farmers’ markets this season? You probably won’t have much more opportunity to.

Hopefully things have gone better in the Pays d’Auge region in Normandy, where right about now they’re picking apples for cider and the Calvados distilled from it. Otherwise, two years from now we might see even less of it than we do now.