September is Apple Month – 2 Great Ways to Enjoy Apple Picking Time in the Smoky Mountains

We invite you to visit us at Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery for Apple Crafts and Apple Recipes from Western North Carolina

Online PR News – 24-September-2010 – – Asheville, NC: Okay the apple festival may be over but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot of other ways to celebrate NC Apple Month. MOUNTAIN MADE has just gotten in a wonderful set of hand-crafted ceramic apples and pears by Jean Saake.

Asheville artist and potter Jean Saake is well known for her depictions of daily life on her painted plates and ornaments.

But Jean has also created for MOUNTAIN MADE, a whimsical collection of 'locally grown' ceramic apples.

These funny and unusual art pieces are apples that have been 'peeled,' 'bitten' or just whole with 'slight bruises.' Saake has also hand molded a variety of pears for those who love this other fall time favorite.

If you collect craft items with an apple, pear or fruit theme or just want to add a light-hearted touch to your kitchen or dinning room, be sure to pick a peck of these wonderful ceramic apples from us!

But if you like eating apples more than anything else, we have a wonderful treat for you too! Local author and pioneer cooking historian, Barbara Swell is offering though MOUNTAIN MADE some of her fun and easy, vintage apple recipes for FREE when you sign up for our e-newsletter.

Barbara has written 11 books on old fashioned recipes and pioneer cooking. Her cookbooks are a perennial favorite with readers and we have chosen two of her best apple recipes made with fresh apples.

We invite you drop by our art gallery at the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville to check out Jean’s little 'apple orchard' or visit us on the web at to download Barbara’s apple recipes.

Mountain Made is a project of Mountain BizWorks, a local not-for-profit organization, and features the works of regional artisans, writers and musicians.

The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery and gift shop, as well its proceeds, will further support entrepreneurial development in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on our gallery, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at
828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at] Or visit our site


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