Seasonal

The apple trees at New Salem Preserves in New Salem, Massachusetts, are framed by well-maintained stonewalls and surrounding forest. (Russell Steven well photo)
An Apple Stuffing Packed with Flavor

JUST IN TIME for Thanksgiving is a recipe for stuffing packed with flavor. It has a rich blend of savory…

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…

New England’s apple crop approaching its peak

A BRIEF TOUR of Vermont orchards Monday shows how New England’s 2016 apple crop is shaping up. Mid-season varieties like…

Starting the apple season with Sansa

THE EARLY RETURNS are in, and there is good news for New England apple lovers. Despite last year’s bumper crop,…

Apples, the Valentine’s Day gift without peer

WITH VALENTINE’S DAY just a few days away and bitter cold temperatures expected, seduce your loved one with a healthy…

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan enjoys an apple at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, where she presented a proclamation for New England Apple Day. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
Scenes from New England Apple Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Maggie Hassan, Rhode Island Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux, Massachusetts State…

It’s a beautiful day in the New England orchard!

THE BLOSSOMS are peaking now at many New England orchards, and close up or from a distance, it is a…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest…

New England Apples From Down Under

THE LIST OF APPLES grown in New England that originated in Australia and New Zealand is short, with just two…

Fall Foliage In New England Orchards

THE ORCHARD is a beautiful place in all seasons. October is an especially good time to visit — there are…

New England Apples, Early October

THE 2014 NEW ENGLAND APPLE crop is decidedly uneven. Some orchards have plenty of fruit, some just miles away have…

Early Apple Season Entries Jersey Mac and Williams’ Pride

  WHEN IT COMES TO APPLES, New England truly is a melting pot. In addition to the dozens of varieties…