Antique Apples from Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm explores a very special farm the rolling hills of Leelanau Township. Phyllis and John Kilcherman grow 250 varieties of heirloom apples, varieties in danger of disappearing from our modern food supply. The book, coming soon from Arbutus Press, features Kilcherman family and farm history dating from the land's public offering by the U.S. Government in 1851. Color photos of the orchard in three seasons, photographed by Dianne Carroll Burdick, capture the living apple community from the bee’s pollination to apple harvest. Phyllis also shares recipes both traditional and creative uses of apples in meatloaf, coleslaw, and baked beans, as well as her most prized and sought-after recipe for apple pie from her grandmother. You’ll find folklore, poems, and the apple histories in these colorful pages.
We will launch this book at Dog Ears Books in Northport on Saturday evening, September 3, with a signing beginning at 7 p.m. The public is cordially invited.
Antique Apples from Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm
by Phyllis and John P. Kilcherman
Photography by Dianne Carroll Burdick
Traverse City, MI: Arbutus Press