Christmas carolers like to sing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". That might be true for them - for apple lovers this is the most wonderful time of the year! It's time to talk SweeTango. Each year more and more people are getting turned on to this apple with it's crisp texture and fall like flavor. It's become a tradition on my blog to follow this apple where ever it goes. This page will have all the information I can gather on the whereabouts of SweeTango for the 2013 season. Looking forward to a good one.
About the Growers/Suppliers
Farms that belong to the Next Big Thing Growers’ Co-op will have them available at their farm market, stands, and farmer's markets. The grocery stores will be supplied by 3 main sources. Stemilt supplies them to stores that are west of the Rocky Mountains. Pepin Heights supplies them to the Midwest. Fowler Farms serves the East Coast. There is also a source that ships in Canada.
Reserve Your SweeTango
Something new and exciting this year is some people will have the chance to reserve their SweeTango. If you shop at one of these Twin Cities' area stores, you can go to the "Reserve Your SweeTango" site & reserve your a 4lb of SweeTango apples and you get a t-shirt and tote bag as well. How cool is that?
Buying SweeTango Online
You can buy SweeTango apples online through Stemilt's Bountiful Fruit store. They come in a box of 12 once they are available.
Store Listing for "Reserve Your SweeTango
1201 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
2128 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN
13091 Ridgedale Drive, Minnesota, MN
7171 Francis Ave S, Edina, MN
671 Country Rd E, White Bear Lake, MN
401 W 98th St. Bloomington, MN
Here is a list of farmer's markets, farm stands, and festivals in which you can find SweeTango this year. Keep going down the page if you are looking for grocery store listings.
Bakkers Acres (Suttons Bay, MI)
Interwater Farms (Williamsburg, MI)
Rennhack Orchards Market (Hart, MI)
Travers City Commons Market | Monday 2 to 7 p.m.
Boyne City Farm Market | Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon
Charlevoix Farm Market | Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Petoskey Farm Market | Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gaylord Farm Market | Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oakland County Farm Market | Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival – Silver Lake Sand Dunes – Sept. 13-14, 2013
Boyne City Harvest Fest – Boyne City – Oct. 5, 2013
Applefest – Charlevoix – Oct. 11-13, 2013
Pepin Heights Orchards (Lake City, MN)
Zingler Farms (Kendall, NY)
Brown’s Berry Patch (Waterport, NY)
Wood Orchard Market (Egg Harbor, WI)
The Chain Store Listing
Here is a basic list of chain stores that carry SweeTango apples. You will need to check with the specific store for information on when they will have them
DeKalb Farmers Market
Acme Fresh Market
Stop and Shop
The Fresh Market
Pepin Heights Retail
Amazon Fresh (Seattle)
Safeway (Northwest, Northern California, Phoenix)
Vons – Pavilions
Here are some apple related kitchen tools I recommend:
Amco Dial-A-Slice Adjustable Apple Corer and Slicer : Allows you to slice apples into either 8 or 16 pieces
Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler : The best peeler I have ever owned. Does a great job peeling an apple.
Mirro Foley 2-Quart Stainless Steel Food Mill : A great tool for making your own applesauce. You can make the sauce without having to do any peeling.