The first apples usually become available in mid- to late-August, and the season really picks up in September. Hundreds of apple varieties grow in Maine, so be sure to step outside the supermarkets and discover the flavors of unusual varieties! Find local apples at orchards, roadside stands, farmers’ markets, and in stores. Remember to keep apples cold, and if you’re storing them for more than a few days, be sure to put them inside a plastic bag to keep them fresh.