Those who know me know that I’m sort of a produce geek: especially after recently winning second place in a produce identification contest at The New York Produce Show. My love of new or exotic fruits and vegetables paid off! We’re always looking to diversify our meals with new items or interesting preparations or just tweaking with new varieties of the recipes we grew up with. Discovering new products happens everywhere including Chinese supermarkets (Ling Jow, Tatsoi, Korean melons)  or at the farmer’s markets (Sansa apples, Ground Husk Cherry Tomatoes, purple Kohlrabi). It’s especially fun when new and exciting ingredients show up at restaurants (crosnes at Le Cirque, lemon balm at Daniel).

Sliced Pinata Apple 6

So you can imagine the The New York Produce Show is like a super big candy store and I’m a big kid wandering through, seeing all the colors and shapes of produce one can imagine. I met great farmers and literally tasted the fruits of their labor. One of my favorites was Stemilt Growers who have cross bred three apples (Orange Pippin, Duchess of Oldenburg, and Golden Delicious) to create Piñata Apples. They are crisp and juicy, perfect for eating as is or paired with Fage yogurt, as I had this morning.

Pinata Apples

The best news is I get to share these new apples with one lucky reader. Stemilt Growers have agreed to ship one person a box of 12 Piñata Apples!

The Box of 12 Piñata Apples Give-Away: All you have to do is leave a comment here (and a way for me to contact you) by Friday, Jan 13 at 10:30am. One winner will be selected randomly. Sorry, shipping to the 48 contiguous United States only (but you can enter from elsewhere and give your prize to someone you know in the 48 states if you want).

You can have an additional entry by leaving a second comment letting me know that you have “liked” the Piñata Apple Fan Page. Honor system people!
Sliced Piñata Apple 3

Note: I was not compensated for this post. I actually asked them if they would do the give-away because I love sharing good stuff.

Contest Update: Comments 1 through 38 were counted and spit out #15 (I’m trying to post screen shot but having technical difficulties….will update when tech support (Lon) comes home. Congrats Christine!!

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