THIS WEEKEND may be your last chance to go apple picking at many New England orchards.
Many farm stores remain open year-round or through the holidays, but some smaller orchards with mostly pick-your-own will be done with the harvest in the next few days.
Check our Orchard Finder to see what is available.
There will be locally grown apples throughout fall and winter, of course, at orchard stores, farmers markets, and supermarkets. And there’s plenty of other action at the orchard, from cider donuts and mulled cider to pumpkins, pears, and honey.
The forecast is good and the foliage is great (though waning like the harvest), so now is the time to savor the season at an apple orchard!
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THE BIG E (aka Eastern States Exposition), the nation’s fifth largest agricultural fair, had record attendance this year, drawing more than 1.7 million visitors during its 17-day run September 18 to October 2.
The fair brings thousands of apple lovers to New England Apple Association’s booth in the Massachusetts Building along the Avenue of the States.
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EACH YEAR introduces a new generation to apples fresh, baked, or pressed into cider.
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SERVING UP APPLES and information about the New England harvest are a combination of first-time volunteers and staffers who have worked in New England Apple Association’s booth for more than a decade promoting Massachusetts-grown apples, cider, and baked goods.