Fall DIY: Apple Picking Baskets, Storage & Tasty Dessert Packaging!
12 April, 2017 by
Cummins Gordon

With fall finally upon us, we are finally able to indulge in chilly days at the apple orchard downing cider, munching on apples and of course fritters too! If this is something that you never have done before, consider this an encouragement to do just that! It’s a great low-impact activity that will get you outside with family, friends and loved ones. It’s great for all ages, and needs minimal accessories to participate! With our array of boxes, bins and baskets we’ll hook you up through every step of the way to ensure your new favorite fall activity is memorable!

Finding a basket for picking:

Plastic bags are supplied at most if not all apple orchards and are used to gauge how many you actually pick. But if you’re going with a group, you may not all realistically need two pound bags of apples! This is where are beautiful and sturdy handle baskets come in. We sell our baskets individually or in bulk with competitive wholesale prices. For this activity, we’d go for a traditional wicker design. If you’re travelling with children, we’d suggest a smaller basket, that can be intermittently transferred into the plastic bag, or your basket.

Tip: if you’re spending an entire day, an apple orchard is a great place to hold a good old fashioned picnic!

Store Your Apples Properly:

According to the USDA, “Apples require a little bit of coolness in order to stay fresh in storage for a longer period of time. Cool temperatures alone are often enough to keep your apples fresh weeks, but if you take a few extra precautions, you can even store apples up to several months.” If you are like me, having a few apples on the counter is a must! You can either use your beautiful basket you used to pick the apples (great conversation piece!) or one of our many modern designer trays or bowls!

Tip: We’ve got hundreds of seasonal baskets, containers and boxes for those who want to dress up your counter with a curated look! Check them out here.

Present Your Delicious Apple Baking in Style:

Whether you’re making a batch of apple donuts, a few apple pies or apple loafs for a lucky few, you need to match your presentation with your unbelieveable baking skills! Delivering your baked goods within their own container to loved ones also will help with shelf life, transportation & will no doubt put your tasty treats front and center in their home. You can also include your apple treats within a curated basket. Unless you’ve already got the perfect design in mind, you’ll get loads of inspiration just by scrolling through the page of baskets stocked by Almac Imports!

Tip: Wicker baskets are not only gorgeous, but also eco-friendly! They are reusable, made of sustainable materials & are biodegradable. Click here for more information!

Cummins Gordon 12 April, 2017
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