I just taught the most amazing economics/apple lesson! Our school is working with the ASAP farm to school program. We live in a rural community with farm land everywhere. The goal is to get kids thinking about local produce and what type of goods their community provides.
I found the lesson plan for the apple market here, and turned it into the best most hands on economics lesson that I have ever taught. Talk about making a lesson applicable to real life and hands on. This is how I used it:
Have fun with your apple market. Let me know if you have any questions.