Interested in helping to preserve heirloom apple varieties? You can start by seeking them out, cooking with them, and eating them. Each apple has its own, unique qualities and is best suited for a particular use: baking, drying, preserving, making into applesauce or cider, eating fresh, and so on. There are other ways to get involved, too. Below, a roundup of coming events and information about local Slow Food USA chapters that are fighting to keep these precious varieties alive.