It's apple season and usually we pick at my parents' orchard, but this year their apples did nothing. I HAVE to have some apples...it's October, you know?!? I am thinking of going to a local orchard and trying to buy some, but I don't want to get there and not be able to tell if it's a good deal or not. My daughter is selling fruit for 4H and I can get apples for $1/pound, so it will have to be cheaper than that. I think they also sell "cider apples" and I'm wondering if those would be o.k. to use for apple sauce and apple butter?