Apples on the Farm Objective: Children will learn the importance of apples to a late nineteenth/early 20th century farm family. Time: 30 - 45 minutes Presentation: Have slices of dried apples to distribute while you talk to the children. Points to cover: Origins of apples in North America Food preservation in 1900, including apple storage Nutritive value of apples Various uses of apples Explain the phrases “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” “One bad apple spoils the barrel” Related Activities: Tasting Apple Butter -- 10 - 15 mins. Wrap Apples for Storage -- 10 - 15 mins. Apples on a String -- 15 - 20 mins. Apple Tasting -- 20 - 25 mins. Fried Pies -- 20 - 40 mins.