When we collected the first green apples of the season from Millers in Hillwood, Mikon, who packed the boxes and comes from the Philippines, told us how she's always eaten Gravensteins with salt. Maybe they're an acquired taste, green apples with salt? Either way, it's great to have the first of the new season's apples in this week's hilbarn boxes. And if you don't like their tart taste, you can always use them as cookers. Or use sugar.