Heirloom Apples at "Little Bee", a San Francisco Bakery

Pastry chef Stacie Pierce joins forces with organic apple farmer Freddy Menge to create delightful pastries in her San Francisco, California, bakery.

Continually exploring, Freddy has test-grafted 50 new varieties. One of his resources is the California Rare Fruit Growers, a network of small and large-scale collectors sharing local fruit knowledge and scion wood, touring collections, assembling tastings, arranging presentations, demonstrations and workshops.
Photo courtesy Julie Ann Fineman