An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

The snappy taste of a fresh apple is like biting into the crispness of fall weather. It's apple season and Harvest Home Farmer's Markets are bursting with different varieties: crisp, snappy, juicy, tart or slightly sweet and all freshly picked by local farmers for the best taste.

Science is proving that old saying is true! High in fiber and low in calories, apples can help you control your weight. A recent study showed that eating an apple 15 minutes before a meal reduces the amount people eat, helps manage hunger and makes people feel more satisfied after a meal! Inside the juicy deliciousness of apples is lots of antioxidant vitamin C to help reduce "bad" cholesterol for better heart health. A taste treat that makes you healthier!

Great in salads or mixed with other veggies, not to mention desserts like apple pie and apple crisp! No matter how you cook apples, they fill the house with cozy smells.

Make your own applesauce. You'll say goodbye to store bought applesauce forever! 

  • Peel and core 4 to 6 apples.
  • Slice them into a pan and add about 1/2 inch of water.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until apples can be easily mashed with a fork. NOTE: Stir apples occasionally to prevent sticking. Add more water if necessary.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon and a bit of sugar, if needed. Some apples are naturally sweeter than others so how much sugar depends on how tart your apples are.

Applesauce is good by itself or with chicken (see Recipe section) or pork. When you bake, use applesauce instead of 1/2 the butter in a recipe.

With so many tasty kinds of apples and so many ways to use them, that "apple a day" is not just easy, it's fun to figure out new ways to get it. 

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Meet Morgiewicz Produce

Community Service Excellence Award Winner

SAVOR THE SEASON UPTOWN is proud to Honor Joseph and Dan Morgiewicz from Morgiewicz Produce with The Community Service Excellence Award!

Morgiewicz Produce Inc. was established in 1905 when Joseph Stanley Morgiewicz purchased 5 acres of swamp land from a neighbor. Joseph knew that the soil below the swamp was some of the richest farmland in the world. His purchase would be the beginning of a legacy that is now in its 4th generation and preparing for the 5th generation to take hold of the reins.

After decades of being a wholesale operation, in 1997 Mom Sophie, and sons Joseph, David and Dan decided to begin growing a variety of crops for the retail market. One of their very first markets that year was with Harvest Home Farmer's Market at the Mt. Eden location in The Bronx.

Now in its 20th season it has become one of Harvest Home's largest markets. They grow a large variety of produce for our customers including sweet corn, peppers, cilantro, a variety of lettuces, celery, eggplant, calaloo, tomatoes and more!

Morgiewicz Produce has over 160 acres of land under cultivation with almost every aspect of every crop under our direct supervision from the time it is planted until the time it is harvested.  Select items also get packed and shipped through our wholesale channels, much of it to the Hunts Point terminal market in The Bronx.

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Chicken with Apples



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halved or a pound of chicken tenders
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 firm apple, cored, halved, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard (optional)


  • Cut chicken into pieces about inch thick.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden, about 3 mins on each side.
  • Add the apple slices, apple juice, onion, garlic, thyme, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper. Simmer, covered, 6 to 8 mins or until chicken is fork-tender.
  • Remove the chicken, apple slices, and onion to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil for about 5 mins or until slightly thickened. Whisk in the mustard. Pour the sauce over the chicken.



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