'Tis the season to adorn your home with natural beauty inspired by this time of year. It is all brought to you by Bert's Red Apple's Floral and Garden Department. Stacie, the Floral Manager is making sure of that. She has fresh-cut Juniper wreaths all decorated beautifully in sizes 20”, 24”, 28” and in glorious 36”. Handmade, deluxe wreaths will welcome family, friends and neighbors, on your front door or simply gracing your windows, mirrors and fireplaces. Lay a wreath flat on a console or dining table. For an artful display add candle sticks, votives, etc. and when placed on a mirror you will have elegant reflective light. The unexpected tablescape will also add evergreen fragrance to your home. Add a colorful red ribbon to several wreaths and hang them on their own or in multiples for a dramatic display anywhere. If you prefer a swag, well they have them as well decorated in 2 pound sizes.
Limited on space? Bert's Red Apple has potted Cypress trees in 4” (quart-size), 6” and 8” sizes. Their scale lets you place multiple trees anywhere you like. For an added holiday display, place potted Poinsettias in the entry way or near a staircase for a surprise of holiday color. They come in pink, red and white. There are sweet 3” ceramic pots, perfect for taking to the office or adding color to those small places. Poinsettias also come in larger 4” and 6” pots all done up in colorful, shiny foil, perfect for gifting.
Oh, don't forget the garlands for a warm and welcoming grand entrance hung around the front door, strung along your mantle, or wound around the railing of a staircase. The garlands are all 25' long in Cedar. In addition to their charm they add a wonderful fragrance to your home.
Flowers make a house a home, which is why the floral experts at Bert's Red Apple go all out to arrange the freshest stems available. They have all your floral needs covered. The staff are always happy to create beautiful arrangements based on your vision, from holiday centerpieces to table arrangements. The mixed Christmas bouquets in holiday colors are fresh-cut and are ready to give to brighten up and add merriment for someone special. There are other treasures to add joy to the holiday and well beyond such as 4” and 6” potted Cyclamen and 4” and 6” Paper Whites, small potted Winterberry with brilliant red berries in 4” pots and 1 gallon pots, pink flowered Christmas Cactus, and the trendy new winter flowering Helleborus which will come up year after year, and of course the winter flowering bulb Amaryllis in varieties of white, pink and red. Stacie tells me that they can't keep enough natural Curly Willow branches in stock. They keep ordering more! They are the hottest decorator's choice for displaying and a best seller that is wonderful as decorator filler or elegant as stand alone in a tall vase or other container. They come in stems ranging from golden to cream or greenish in color depending on the harvest. There is Pussy Willow too which are a classic and stunning when combined with Curly Willow stems.
Finally, we have the Christmas traditional, fresh Mistletoe in single branches tied-up with a pretty red holiday ribbon.
Tyler, owner at Bert's Red Apple is quoted as saying, "Some people from the Madison Park area only come here for all their garden and floral purchases...and we are not a full garden center!" Bert's Red Apple has your holiday covered with ideas and inspiration all gathered for homeowners just like you. They really hope to make this year your best holiday season ever!
At Bert's Red Apple our pears are fresh-picked from the trees at just the right time, allowing the fruit to hang on the tree until they are ripe, full of flavor, deliciously juicy and ready for our loyal customers to eat. Our goal is to bring you all the local varieties of the pears Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc and more from orchards in Washington and Oregon. They arrive fresh, sweet, delicate in flavor and perfectly ripe at their peak of the season during the cold months of winter. That means the season is just started and you have plenty of time to enjoy pears in your lunch box, baked for breakfast, in salads, tarts, poached and more. You can depend on Bert's Red Apple's consistent quality fruit throughout the year.
Pears ripen from the inside out, so try carefully squeezing the neck of a pear to test for softness. If there is a little give then you know a pear is at its peak and ready to eat. Not only are pears delicious, but they are also great from a nutritional standpoint as an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C.
Traditionally, Bartletts are known as a canning pear, but they are so much more. Try eating right out of your hand like an apple for a healthy snack, fresh sliced into a salad or present pear slices on a platter with cheeses and nuts. Bartletts are great for baking into a tart or quick breads. For a warm way to start the day, try them in the morning poached or baked in a ramekin. Bosc or Bartlett pears give our baked pear recipe the best flavor. For baked pears, set in a ramekin whole, and with core removed. Add 3 tablespoons brown sugar into the cavity, dot with 1/2 tablespoon butter, chopped nuts, and sprinkle with ready-made pumpkin spice (available in our spice section) or sprinkle with your favorite spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or any combination of those. Then bake in the oven at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. Top with whipped cream or sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar. Serve with toast to dip into the juices that surround the pear. This is a great way to start any day, but especially on these cold mornings!
Address: Madison Park - 1801 41st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 322-1330
Hours: Open every day from 7 am to 10 pm.
Christmas Eve: Open 7am to 6 pm.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Normal hours
New Year's Day: Normal hours
The holiday season is a time for families to gather together and quite often share a special meal. Bert's Red Apple is the place to go to get those special items for your holiday menu. Whether it's a premium roast or bird for the centerpiece of your meal, or some high quality and delicious hand-made side dishes we have what you need. Putting on a party or get together? We can also provide deli trays of all kinds for guests to nibble on while the festivities reign.
Here are some items we have available:
Need a terrific wine to pair with the special dinner you have planned? Not only do we have a huge wine selection at Bert's, we also have a full time, in-store wine steward who can help you pair the perfect wine with any meal. He is amazing at pairing any of our wines we have in stock and which one will go better with beef, poultry, fish, how you're going to cook it and what you're having with it. If we don't carry the wine he thinks would be perfect, he'll be happy to special order it for you.
In our fantastic wine department, we have a local Washington section, a California section, a variety of other domestics, and a nice selection of international wines, including a lot of New Zealand and Australian wines. Not only will we place special orders (we can order cases), we also offer discounts on cases and half cases.
You don't name your store "Bert's Red Apple" if you aren't serious about produce, At the heart of healthy eating are fruits and vegetables, and at the heart of our store you will find farm-fresh produce. Bert's Red apple always has a great selection at competitive prices. Our selection includes seasonal, specialty and organic items. You can always count on Bert's for variety, freshness, and exceptional service without the extra stop on your way home!
The cooler months are prime time for squash. Pumpkins may get all the glory at Halloween, but there are many other versatile, vividly colored, flavorful, and nutrient-packed varieties to brighten up fall and winter meals.
Acorn Squash is a squash with a sweeter, denser, yellow-orange flesh inside, and more firm in texture than summer squash or zucchini. It is high in nutrients like potassium, magnesium, even iron and calcium, and Vitamins A, C, and B-6. It is also high in dietary fiber. And while that is all well and good (get it, "well") the fruit of the squash is delicious,and can be prepared most commonly baked, but also sauteed, steamed, and even microwaved. Squash takes well to a wide spectrum of seasonings and can be true crowd-pleasers when used in soups, casseroles, risotto, and lasagna.
For an accompaniment to roast turkey, prime rib or roast pork, and ham try this recipe for Cranberry-Stuffed Acorn Squash as a side dish. It is festive enough for all your holiday meals and all winter long. Wash 2-3 acorn squash and pat dry, cut it in half, discard seeds. Place the squash, cut side down in a microwaveable baking pan with 1/2 inch water in pan and microwave on high until the shell is fork-tender or place cut side down in a 15 inch X 10 inch X 1 inch baking pan with 1/2 inch water in pan and bake for 30 mins. until fork tender . Meanwhile, combine 1 cup cranberries chopped, 1 medium tart apple chopped, 1/4 cup walnuts chopped, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup butter (melted). Drain pan of water: turn squash cut-side up, sprinkle with salt, stuff with mixture and bake 25 mins. longer until tender
Nothing says Fall like pumpkin and Bert's Red Apple has dazzling pumpkin desserts like Uncle Seth's pumpkin cookies, all individually wrapped. For a dramatic harvest table centerpiece, try the subtle sweetness of pumpkin cream cake, which is a pre-sliced, ready-to-serve pumpkin pound cake with whipped cream frosting. Rich pumpkin cheese cake cookies, pumpkin scones and classic pumpkin pie are all ready to pick up for the office party or neighborhood get-together. Oh and don't forget Jody's favorite, Dreyer's pumpkin ice cream; she says it's the best.
Bert's Red Apple has been a fixture in the Madison Park neighborhood for generations. When Bert first started his grocery business in the late 1930's, he was founding a family run business that would not only be dedicated to providing excellent products and service, but also to serving the Madison Park community. Bert set the standard of a caring and compassionate small-business owner that we strive to match every day. Learn more about the history of Bert's Red Apple on our About Us page.