An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but leaves countless teachers with only pencil erasers to dip in their peanut butter. Stock up on fruit-based nourishment with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of apples, baked goods, and ciders from Hall's Apple Market. This Groupon is valid at Hall's Brockville farm and at farmers' market locations in Ottawa at Byward Market, Hazeldean Road, Saint Paul University, and Bank Street, as well as the Fair Grounds in Carp.
Harvesting 29 varieties of apples on its 80-acre orchard, Hall's Apple Market loads its bushels, baked goods, and ciders with handpicked or frozen fruits free of pasteurization and preservatives. Honeycrisp apples ($7 for two litres; $12 for 4 litres) conceal a juicy, slightly acidic taste beneath cream-coloured flesh and a distinctive crisp texture. Made weekly in small batches on a rack and cloth press, sweet apple cider ($3.50 for one litre; $4.50 for two litres) boasts a natural saccharinity without the assistance of added sugar or granulated love sonnets. Signature caramel-apple pecan pie ($15) is concocted from scratch with hand-rolled dough and an amalgamate of apple, caramel, butterscotch, and bits of pecan, and apples and almond paste cram into a flaky strudel ($6) adorned with slivered almonds. Chunks of walnuts and cranberries pile into oatmeal cookies ($4.50 for a package of eight) that treat witch-wary princesses to an apple alternative.