The weather is getting chilly, leaves are falling from the trees and people have swapped their shorts and tanks for jeans and sweaters. Yes, autumn is on the way and that means apple picking season!It’s time to start enjoying all the wonders of apples. September is when the majority of apples ripen including the Honey Crisp, Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathan and the McIntosh. In October, the best baking apples will be ready including Fuji, Cameo and the tart Granny Smith. If you’re not sure about all the different types of apples, see Know Your Apples: Use the Right Apple for the Right Recipe for a quick tutorial.You know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it is true that apples are healthy for us. Apples are full of antioxidants and have been shown to prevent cancer and promote heart-health. Read 8 Incredible Foods to Eat to Enhance Your Longevity to learn more. Apple cider vinegar is also beneficial to our health. Find out Why You Should Use This Health-Promoting Tonic Every Day and then check out How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar at home.Apples make incredible desserts but apples can also be used for amazing savory dishes. Read 10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Apples and 24 Awesome Apple-Based Vegan Recipes for recipes and ideas that are both sweet and savory. Then go get yourself a few bushels of apples (or even just a few) and use them in these 21 apple-licious vegan recipes.