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Delivering the Apples for Thanksgiving

NEW ENGLAND APPLE GROWERS can sometimes seem a pessimistic lot. No matter what time of year you talk to them, their…

A Fresh Apple Bake, Macouns, and Orchard Sculpture

THERE ARE ALMOST AS MANY WAYS to cook apples as there are apples, as is evidenced by the sheer number of…

Apples Hot and Cold (with Apple Breakfast Cake)

NOW THAT THE 2022 APPLE HARVEST IS OVER, apple-filled bins are stacked floor to ceiling in the region’s cold storage…

Russets for Walking and Cider

AN APPLE is the perfect walking companion, appealing to all the senses while providing a sweet, healthy energy boost.  An apple…

A Gallery of Growers (and Late-Season Apples)

AN APPLE GROWER is many things: A gardener first and foremost, of course, on a grand scale. An arborist; while most…

October Orchard And Big E Friends!

THIS WEEKEND may be your last chance to go apple picking at many New England orchards. Many farm stores remain open…

Peeling Back An Apple’s Name

APPLE NAMES are as diverse — and informative and curious — as the fruit they describe. Early marketers tried to distinguish…

Apples Good As Gold

MOST PEOPLE think “red” when they think apple. The vast majority of apples feature the color, after all, and popular cultural…

Finding Your Favorite Apple

ONE OF THE GREAT VIRTUES of New England’s apple orchards is their diversity. Every orchard is different in landscape, growing style,…

Raise A Birthday Toast To Johnny Appleseed

IT IS FITTING that Massachusetts native John Chapman’s birthday falls smack in the middle of the fresh apple harvest. That’s because…