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Published: Monday, 10/11/2010

All about apple butter

Grand Rapids Apple Butter Fest organizers predict a profit of roughly $20,000 from the 34th annual Grand Rapids Apple Butter Fest, which centered around apple butter and three kettles. Each kettle yielded about 330 pints.


CTY butter11p  Gary Miller, of Neapolis, one of many volunteers who makes the festival happen, adding to the apple butter as it is cooked down. The Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival held on the streets of Grand Rapids, Ohio on October 10, 2010.  Jetta Fraser/The Blade CTY butter11p Gary Miller, of Neapolis, one of many volunteers who makes the festival happen, adding to the apple butter as it is cooked down. The Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival held on the streets of Grand Rapids, Ohio on October 10, 2010. Jetta Fraser/The Blade
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Among the volunteers working at the kettles were Gary Miller of Neapolis, Ohio. The event also featured Lewis and Clark and Johnny Appleseed re-enactors and blacksmithing, tanning, candlemaking, and other demonstrations.




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