Saturday, January 19, 2013

New York Apple on New 33c Stamp

Produce News reports, "The office staff of the New York Apple Association in Fishers, NY, was bubbling with excitement on Jan. 17 when the U.S. Postal Service notified them that the Northern Spy apple, an older but beloved cooking apple, was chosen as one of four U.S. apples to represent a new postcard [rate] stamp collection."

Molly Golden, director of marketing for the NYAA, is quoted in the piece as saying, " "We were notified that this classic New York apple would be among the four postcard stamps that form the collection. More than 100 apple varieties are produced for commercial sale in the United States, so this is quite an honor. To celebrate, we suggest consumers, 'bake a pie with Spies,' and any other great New York apple variety."

Other apple varieties that complete the set are the Golden Delicious, the Baldwin and the Granny Smith.

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posted by Don Schilling at 10:17 AM