We can get a lot of fresh local produce throughout the year here in Naples, but apples isn’t one of them. You most definitely won’t find an apple orchard here in the subtropics. As a life long southerner, I’ve only experienced apple picking once on a trip to Elijay, GA, and as amazing as it was to eat a freshly picked apple, I’ve been told there is nothing quite like a fresh picked Michigan apple.
The Apple Truck is coming to Florida!
The Apple Truck is a Michigan-based “rolling” fruit truck that delivers fresh, hand-picked Michigan apples to southern states that don’t have access to our delicious fruit. With a goal of touring through the American South, The Apple Truck is visiting Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina and feature 90 stops throughout the Fall 2021 Tour. Many people who have moved south from Michigan will be reminded of home when they bite into these fresh McIntosh and Honeycrisp apples.
Pre-order some goodies from The Apple Truck
The Apple Truck is offering 20 lb (½ bushel) boxes of apples with each box featuring two varieties of freshly picked apples from Michigan. The varieties selected all can be used for eating, baking, freezing, canning, juicing, or sharing! Each box must be pre-ordered through The Apple Truck’s official website, www.theapple-truck.com.
The Apple Truck Offers The Following Items Available For Preorder:
- 20-pound box of Michigan apples – $45
- ½ gallon of Honeycrisp Apple Cider – $7
- The Special, which is two boxes of apples and two ½ gallons of cider for $100
Depending on the crop and timing, each box may include two of the following varieties of apples: Paula Red, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Jonagold, Rome, Ida Red, and Braeburn.
The Apple Truck Florida tour includes stops in:
Nov 5 – Ocoee, FL
Nov 5 – Orlando, FL (two locations)
Nov 6 – Winter Haven, FL
Nov 6 – Zephyrhills, FL
Nov 6 – Wesley Chapel, FL
Nov 7 – Tarpon Springs, FL
Nov 7 – Clearwater, FL
Nov 7 – Tampa, FL
Nov 12 – St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 12 – Ellenton, FL
Nov 12 – Sarasota, FL
Nov 13 – Venice, FL
Nov 13 – Port Charlotte, FL
Nov 13 – Fort Myers, FL
Nov 14 – Estero, FL
Nov 14 – Bonita Springs, FL
Nov 14 – Naples, FL
You’ll find me at the Naples stop at Freedom Square, 12663 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34113 from 3:30pm-5:00pm.
I can’t wait to get a 1/2 bushel of fresh Michigan apples. I’m already dreaming up ways to use our apples.
A little background about The Apple Truck
“We understand the joy that comes from biting into a truly fresh apple,” said MariAnn and Dale Apley, founders of The Apple Truck. “With our apples, they are picked and delivered to you within a few days, ready to eat, juicy and delicious.”
MariAnn and Dale Apley are sixth-generation Michiganders, who grew up enjoying fresh-picked Michigan apples. Now they want to bring the joy and excitement of biting into a fresh Michigan apple south with their Ann Arbor-based company, The Apple Truck.
Not all states are lucky enough to have fresh, juicy apples available locally. In most of the country, apples are delivered within weeks of being picked. The Apple Truck delivers you apples within hours of being picked. And our Michigan apples are grown in a perfect environment, with fresh water from the great lakes, and cold Michigan winters to ensure sweet and tasty apples.
But, thanks to The Apple Truck, southern states are finally getting the chance to have apples that are fresh, non-GMO, and grown on family-owned and operated farms – At The Apple Truck, “Our partners use sustainable farming practices. They’re certified for taking the highest level of care of both the land and the apples grown on it. In our view, there’s no question you can taste the difference between an apple grown with care and one grown without” said Dale Apley. The Apple Truck’s apples are delivered directly after being picked from Michigan apple trees, providing a crunchy freshness in every bite.
Pre-order your apples from The Apple Truck today!
For The Apple Truck’s convenience please place your order in advance, by visiting The Apple Truck website and finding your city stop. The order process will not be available when sold out and you must place your order 5 days prior to your stop.
For more information, visit www.theapple-truck.com.