Fall is in full swing. Halloween will be here soon, bringing to mind the taste of pumpkins and candied apples.
The Times-Independent posed a few questions with Wrey Spruill, produce manager at City Market, who recently provided insight into some fall favorites.
The Times-Independent: How many candied/caramel apples have you sold so far? Spruill: “About 300.”
The Times-Independent: How many pumpkins have you sold? Spruill: “So far, close to 400 ... we sold 63 yesterday. The last 10 days in October account for 40 percent of pumpkin sales.”
The Times-Independent: Are jack-o-lanterns funny or scary? Spruill: (with a hearty chuckle) “You can make them scary, but I’ve always found them funny.”
The Times-Independent: Should pumpkins be made into jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie or both? Spruill: “Both! I like old-fashioned pumpkin pie, but it’s time-consuming to make. Also, we sell pie pumpkins; they’re smaller with a more uniform shape and texture.”