Monday, January 14, 2013

And the Winners Are...

On the way back from this weekend's Winter Camp, we stopped in at the Apple Factory 
to get some assistance with my book draws...

and to pick up a cherry pie. 

The Apple Factory Store is pure country kitsch and is all the more charming for it. 

Fresh produce is displayed on wagons. 

If can't wait to get home to enjoy a piece of fresh baked pie, you can always perch yourself on one of  the vintage milk cans and cozy up to a table made from an oversized barrel.

Don't forget to help yourself to a free sample of the homemade apple cider.

Every few minutes the curtain rises on the band of animated characters who 
belt out an Apple Factory jingle. 

It may be corny as hell, but kids just love it!

A friendly member of the staff graciously agreed to step out from behind the stacks of fresh-baked pies and help with the first two book draws. 

(This was the most complicated book draw to date. I made up ziplock bags of names based on your comments and changed out the draw box for each of the four book draws.)

And the winner of a copy of The Layered Garden by David L. Culp is...

The winner of The Unexpected Houseplant by Tovah Martin is Intianminttu

The manager in the meat department kindly consented to help with the draw 
for the next two books.

The winner for the essay collection The Roots of My Obsession is...

And finally, the winner of Gardening for a Lifetime is Patty of Gardening Pomona

Congratulations to all the winners! I will be in touch shortly to get your mailing addresses. 

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Got a sudden craving for a piece of hot apple pie? Find store hours and driving directions for the Apple Factory here. 


  1. What wonderful books and what a generous giveaway. I am certain each commenter will be thrilled to have them. Congratulations to all of them.

  2. The Layered Garden really interests me. Will look for that. Note 'our' white picket fence. ;0)

  3. Congrats to the winners. You will be most delighted, I was on my win of The 50 Mile Bouquet. After reading it, I am passing it along to another blogger to read. I just love this book.

    1. Donna, I think it is wonderful and generous of you to share the book. I hope whomever you pass it to will enjoy it as well.

  4. Pie and winners! Looks like you won too! That pie looks yummy.

  5. Very generous indeed! I love the Apple Factory and when I visit that area it is one of my "stops of interest" :)


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