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Peach Perfect

FEW DESSERTS or snacks are as sweet, juicy, and tender as a ripe peach from close to where it was grown…

As Apples Size, It’s Raining Berries

IN JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS, apple season will begin. The earliest varieties — heirlooms like Red Astrachan and Yellow Transparent, and newer…

Enjoying the Fruits of Their Labors

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS are an ideal time to savor the last of the excellence of New England’s 2021 fresh…

Fresh Apples and Ciders During Spring Bloom

APRIL IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TIMES in the New England Apple orchard. It is also the most nerve-racking.  The…

Great New England Apples

FEBRUARY IS AN IDEAL TIME to seek out New England-grown apples and ciders at farm stands, farmers markets, and grocery stores….

Fresh Apples, French Apple Tart, and Our 2022 Calendar

I TAKE AN APPLE with me whenever I walk, and I walk every day. I forget about it until I am more…

Apple Thanksgiving

APPLE ORCHARDS are a central, iconic, ever-evolving feature of the New England landscape, the living past. Apple trees change with…

Dining with Apples from Salad to Dessert

NO FOOD is more versatile or adaptable than apples.  Apples are equally good eaten fresh or cooked. Apples go well with…

A Toast to Cider

RICH, FROTHY CIDER, fresh or hard, is as complex and variable as the fruit from which it is made. Now…

Irresistible Apple Crisp

IS THERE ANOTHER FOOD as universally craved as apple crisp? Our informal survey at the recently completed “Big E,” New England’s…