Caroline Pirie at Tucker's Emporium on Murphy Highway

August 2010 - Apple Marmalade at Tucker’s Emporium in Blairsville, Georgia

Caroline Pirie has been cooking up some delicious apple marmalade, apple butter, applesauce, and apple pie filling. She says, “We had an abundance of apples this year in Union County so I decided to make extra goodies to sell.” Together with friend Tracey Nickolson, there has been lots of picking, peeling, and coring going on. Caroline adds, “We harvested red and green apples of several varieties. Our husbands do the picking and peeling, and then we do the cooking.”

Caroline Pirie, Sandy Grantham, and Bonnie Trudel are co-owners of Tucker’s Emporium in Blairsville, Georgia. Vendors can rent space by the month and with over 30 vendors, there is a large variety of merchandise including cabin décor, furniture, glassware, antiques, collectables, crafts, books, DVD’s, and more. Tucker’s also does estate sales.

Caroline and Tracey carefully process their home canned products according to the USDA and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service guidelines. Free samples are available at Tucker’s Emporium located at 3249 Murphy Highway, Blairsville, Georgia.