Enjoy Hand-Picked Activities, Recipes & More on National Apple Day!
Take a bite out of National Apple Day on Thursday, October 21st!
From the Big Apple to the sprawling orchards of upstate, New Yorkers have a lot of love for this healthy and delicious fruit. So much so that the apple has been the official fruit of New York State since 1976!
You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and for good reason. Apples are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Plus, they make excellent pies.
And did you know that New York State grows more apple varieties than any other state? We produce an average of 25 million bushels of apples annually ⎯ about one-fifth of the total United States production. Which is a good thing since it takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider!
Keep scrolling for family-friendly videos, recipes, activities and more to make the most of this National Apple Day.
Grades 6-12 One of the world’s most ubiquitous fruits might seem like a simple thing to grow. But inside the common apple is a secret — and it’s been challenging apple growers since Ancient Greece. Learn more with this video from How Does It Grow.
Grades PreK-K This game from Curious Georgereinforces reading, writing, and representing numbers. Numbered apples are floating in the water on their way to the cider press. Help Curious George and Jumpy grab the right ones to fill the gaps in the apple number line.