Apples were crucial ingredients to healthy frontier life in Ohio, so you can bet they're loved well and studied extensively at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, the Canal Winchester operation that harks back to the 1880s.

Apples were crucial ingredients to healthy frontier life in Ohio, so you can bet they're loved well and studied extensively at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, the Canal Winchester operation that harks back to the 1880s.

During "Apples: Their History and Uses," historical interpreters will invite visitors to press cider, stir apple butter over an open fire and taste apple varieties from the past. Don't let the formal title fool you: Programs at Slate Run are intriguing, interactive and often full of fun facts about fruit.