David Martinek, Apple Growing in Eureka

I met David Martinek since he is a new Master Food Preserver in Humboldt County — graduated in the class of 2014!  When we started talking about preserving certain foods it became clear that David had access to apples, lots of apples — including those lovely red fleshed varieties that were bred by Albert Etters for whom Ettersburg is named.  David makes apple sauce, apple syrup, apple butter, apple cider (both sweet and hard) and freezes gallons of juice every year.  He does this all on a relatively small plot of land in Myrtletown in Eureka.  If you want to find out more about David Martinek and his apple growing passion, check out this interview.