September in the North Georgia mountains means it is finally apple season! Listen along as we explore an old method of preserving apples: bleaching apples. This unique process preserve fruit by drying it over coals with sulfur. We hear from Lucy York, Edith Parker, and Ada Kelly. Looking for your own apple recipes? Grab a copy of the Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery!

Aline and Edith peel apples.

Peeled and quartered apples.

Mr. & Mrs. Parker prepare the apples in a box.

Edith sprinkles sulfur over the coals.

Foxfire students video Edith as she starts the bleaching process.

Interested in learning more about the use of sulfur as a food preservative? Check out this article from the USDA.

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