Essential Tools

Etsy Finds: Apple Season

September 27, 2013

The scarves have come out, riding boots are back, Halloween candy is beginning to line grocery store shelves, and one thing is for sure: fall is officially under way. For all of us at Food52, that means it's time to get excited about apple season (we have a whole collection on Provisions dedicated to it, after all).

This week, as part of our new partnership with Etsy, we scoured the site to bring you unique -- and mostly vintage -- items to fill your every apple need. Whether you plan on picking your own, baking a pie, or canning some delicious applesauce, check out these treasures to make the most of this year’s harvest. And then come daydream with us about flaky pie crust, hot apple cider, and caramel apples.

Here are our favorite Etsy products to help you pick, prep, and puree. For more of our finds, check out the Food52 page on Etsy.

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An apple basket for all your picking needs from FrogLevelFarm 


Fill this produce bag from SlideSideways to the brim with fall's favorite fruit 


So many apples and so little time! Slice them efficiently using this vintage tool from PemmysBitsNBobs


Become an expert pie maker using vintage pie crimpers from TheSterlingStar


This vintage pie tin from StrawberryMouseUSA is the perfect mate for a Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie


Don't forget to enjoy a mug of warm apple cider. We love these hand-thrown cups from DaveGreenCeramics 

 Tell us: What are your essential tools for apple season? Share your comments below.

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Rachel K Cleary

Written by: Rachel K Cleary

As the resident pastry chef at Food52, Rachel hails all the way from Northern California, where she was born and raised off fresh produce from the local farmers market. After graduating from Occidental College, she headed to New York to start her career in publishing. After five years in the magazine biz -- Martha Stewart and Architectural Digest included -- she decided it was time to start living the dream and enrolled in the pastry program at the French Culinary Institute. These days she can be found whipping up edible creations for the Provisions product pages or tracking down the new and unique for the next collection. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband and her dog Samantha.


Katharine H. September 28, 2013
That apple slicer must be a great time saver for when you need perfectly sized slices or just for a quick snack of sliced apples and peanut butter. The Victorio apple peeler/corer looks amazing for when you have a big peeling job. Rachel, thanks for the finds.
Susan M. September 28, 2013
Look at those beautiful pie crimpers. Brings back the memories. I think my 9-year-old pie crust girl will find one waiting for her next weekend.
liannebaldwin September 28, 2013
I love the idea re: bringing your own bags to pick apples. The bags the farms provide are never big enough! We went last weekend and I may need to buy the apple peeler and corer in order to make our apple treats. Great article!