Fun book for fall about West Michigan Antique Apples

antique apple book

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – In the book “Antique Apples: Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm” photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick explored the popular Northport orchard’s antique apples, called this because they are treasures from yesteryears. For more than century, John Kilcherman’s family has farmed the gorgeous peninsula point, a picturesque tip of old world farms and orchards surrounded by Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay.

John grew up among these trees and says the oldest apple tree on the property is an early-blooming yellow transparent planted by John’s grandfather, who immigrated from Switzerland in 1870s.
During Burdick’s field work for ‘Antique Apples,’ Dianne photographed 2,000 images, with John Kilcherman driving her around in his truck. “I learned every apple is a different color, shape, leaf, and bark,” Carroll Burdick says. “This book is very romantic because it’s nostalgic with dreamy images and wonderful recipes.” Apples, fall, West Michigan? Sounds like a winner to us!
Join photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick at the Fulton Street Farmers Market for a meet-and-greet when she will sign copies of her brand new “Antique Apples: Kilcherman’s Christmas Cover Farm” on October 15 at 9 a.m. The book is priced at $25, and is available at Schuler’s Books and Music and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Shop.