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Farmers’ market outdoor season runs through Nov. 1

Published 7:53am Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Austin Farmer’s Market would like to thank all of its customers for making this a wonderful year. Fall is upon us, and we are starting to see many fall fruits and vegetables available at the market. Winter squash is making an appearance along with apples. You can still find many other items at the market, such as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, zucchini and even melons. Look for specialty baked items as well and many different homemade crafts.

The Farmer’s Market’s outdoor season runs through October. Beginning Nov. 1, the Market will move indoors at the Oak Park Mall on Thursdays only and will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The Austin Area Farmers’ Market is open Thursdays, 3:30 to 6 p.m. downtown, Main Street, Mondays, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Oak Park Mall and Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am., Oak Park Mall. We accept all major credit cards and EBT. EBT users, don’t forget the BCBS double your bucks program, for the first $5 you spend, you will receive $5 in matching bucks.

Spiced Baked Apples

• 6 large apples

• 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves

• 6 tablespoons maple syrup

• 6 tablespoons salted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven 350°F. Wash and core the apples, leaving them whole. Peel the skin down from the top about an inch. Level the bottoms and arrange in a baking dish. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small bowl. Fill the cavity of each apple with 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of the butter and a dash of the spice mixture. Fill the baking dish with 3⁄4 cup water, then bake, basting often, for 40 to 50 minutes, or until apples are tender.

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