Apples and Our Pets

November 6th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, does it also keep the vet away too? Here’s how our furry family members can help us to take advantage of the delicious harvest from our backyards: Apples for Dogs The most likely candidate for enjoying your apple harvest is your family dog. Many of [...]

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving

October 29th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog, Uncategorized|

One of our favorite parts of holidays are the traditions. When spring rolls around, the kids all look forward to hunting for Easter Eggs, and when the days are at their coldest and snowiest, we cozy up to Christmas trees to share gifts with our loved ones. In the middle of the spectacle of [...]

Tendering Plants Indoors

October 22nd, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

Most of us have a bit of a bittersweet relationship with winter - it’s hard to say no to a delicious gingerbread cookie or a hug-in-a-cup mug of hot apple cider. But, when we start to feel a chill in the air, we all know that our gardens are getting ready to pack up shop [...]

The Importance of Refrigerating Your Apples

October 10th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

If you’ve recently made a trip to Bauer’s Market and happily brought home a bushel or more of apples, you probably found yourself wondering what you’re going to do with them all. While it may have seemed great at the time to fill your cart with the glistening, fresh produce, it can possibly be overwhelming [...]

Boxelder Bugs

September 25th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

After a summer filled with buzzing flies and biting mosquitoes we always relish the cooler months of fall and winter when the bugs aren’t as active. However, when the mercury drops, one bug may end up causing more of a problem in your life than you think. Red and Black Bugs Often described as the [...]

Houseplants for Kids

September 11th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

We like our houseplants for all our adult reasons: they’re a snippet of green in our busy lives, they look amazing and really spruce up a room, and they even help to keep our home a little healthier and cleaner while staying up to date on a few of the coolest decor trends. While these [...]

Fall Lawn Care Tips

September 7th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

Lawn care does not stop when summer ends. To the contrary, when it comes to routine turf maintenance the late summer to early fall months are a critical time for cool season lawns. Cool season lawns are a group of turf species comprised mainly of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and fine fescue. If [...]

Homegrown Apples

August 28th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” - Henry David Thoreau Here in Minnesota, we are no strangers to the nobility of the apple that Thoreau wrote about many years ago. In fact, we celebrate this world-renowned fruit so much so that our state university has been breeding many delicious, new cultivars for decades. [...]

First Kiss Apple

August 20th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

The University of Minnesota has done it yet again! The 27th variety released by the University of Minnesota’s fruit breeding program, ‘MN55’ (aka, ‘First Kiss’), will make its debut this fall.  The variety boasts a beautiful scarlet color and a tart, tasty flavor.  While ‘First Kiss’ is a new name, ‘MN55’ is not entirely new.  [...]

Kohlrabi

August 13th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw We were reminded by our parents to eat our vegetables and, in turn, we often find ourselves encouraging our own families to eat up these colorful, tasty, and undeniably nutritious plants. Vegetables are an amazing source for many of the vitamins [...]