Apples, Honey Crisp (approx 454g or 2-3 pc.)

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Honeycrisp is a medium-to-large sized apple, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush with strong hint of pink if grown in good sunlight. The skin may be flecked with occasional russet dots. The flesh is white, perhaps not quite as bright as a McIntosh style apple, but similarly crisp and not too dense. The colour however can be quite variable.

The flavour is sweet with very little trace of acidity and little depth or complexity. There can also be a trace of pear-drop flavour. In a good example this is a juicy and instantly refreshing apple, in a less good example it will be simply sweet and bland (but still very nice). As its name suggests this is genuinely a crisp / crunchy apple. However since the flesh is quite light, the crunch is surprisingly soft, nothing like the hard crisp crunch of a good Golden Delicious.

A multi-generational family farm since 1973

Bizjak farms is a multi-generational family owned business. Established in 1973 by Louis and Maria Bizjak. Louis and Maria came to Canada from Slovenia in 1968 making their first home in Guelph, Ontario.

After working numerous jobs and learning to speak a new language, Louis and Maria felt ready to take on a new challenge. Louis always had a desire to work for himself and build a legacy for his family. In 1973 they decided to move out of the city to the rural community of Beamsville, which is in the heart of Niagara Greenbelt. They purchased a century home that had 14 acres planted to tender fruit, mostly peaches but also cherries, apricots, plums, apples and pears. Louis and Maria came to the farm with 4 of their children and the family continued to grow with a total of 6 children. Bizjak Farms became a staple at local farmer’s markets and after 30 years of farming the land, Louis’ son, Milan Bizjak, purchased the farm in 2002 when his parents were ready to retire. Milan has worked diligently to transition the land from the more conventional approach his parent took to a more ecological, environmentally friendly, sustainable approach.

In 2014 Milan had an opportunity to purchase his new farm in Vineland, and was able to sell the family farm to his sister, Mimi Bizjak and her husband, Ignacio. With this move Milan has been able to open a farm gate fruit stand and support the local community by providing fresh pick, delicious fruit. Mimi, Ignacio and Milan, along with their children, now work both farms, pooling their resources together and supporting each other to grow healthy, delicious fruit.