November 2023

“Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread,” as the saying originally goes, though we’re all a lot more familiar with “an apple day keeps the doctor away.” This 1866 saying heralds an idea that eating apples helps maintain good health, and a good thing too because Upper Canada sure had a lot of apples. By 1868, $30,000 of fresh fruit, most of which were apples, was being exported from Ontario.