Getting to the Core
Grey County is known for apples. With Georgian Bay providing a moderating effect, orchards (and their tasty crops!) are a common sight around Thornbury and Meaford. Learn how this growing industry took root in the County, and explore the delicious history of the apple in Getting to the Core.
To whet your appetite, here are some fun facts about the apple:
- There are 17,566 hectares of apple orchards in Canada - second only to lowbush blueberries.
- In 1999, an exceptionally abundant year, Grey County produced 189,667,000 lbs of apples, roughly 3/4 the weight of the CN tower.
- Apples are about 25% air, which is why they float. Don't bother trying to bob for mangoes.
- The top 5 most commonly grown apple varieties in Ontario are McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious and Empire.
Peel back the layers and sink your teeth into this fantastic fruit in Getting to the Core - on now at Grey Roots!