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AppleFest 2017. (Bar Lois Weeks)
Apple Pie Times

IT’S NO WONDER that we have felt apple-pie deprived this fall. Consider: FORTUNATELY, Joanne DiNardo and Nina Scott came to the…

The Orchard’s Dazzling Foliage

THE APPLES ARE IN (except for a few stragglers), and now our attention shifts from the orchard to the supermarkets, farm…

All Things ConCidered

To see how cider is made, watch this seven-minute video. THIS WEEKEND marks the official celebration of the 26th annual Franklin County CiderDays,…

Raise a Toast to CiderDays and John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed)!

IT IS ONLY FITTING that, during the week leading up to what would have been a three-day celebration of apple cider,…

10 Overlooked Apples for Apple Lemon Cake

PART OF THE BEAUTY of New England’s orchards is their diversity, in size, location, crops, and, especially, their apple varieties. More…

Russets: Small Size, Big Flavor

THEY ARE AMONG the most flavorful of apples. They excel in ciders, fresh and hard. Yet russet apples remain a mystery…

Great October Apples

SOME OF THE BEST APPLES of the New England harvest ripen in October. As days grow shorter and nights get cooler,…

An Apple By Any Other Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD, two of the best later-season apples, are now ready at New England orchards, farm stands, and grocery stores….

Hot on the Orchard Trail (Macouns are in!)

THIS WEEKEND many orchards will begin harvesting Macoun, one of the most highly anticipated apples of the New England harvest. …

Double Vision (and Apple Squares)

MANY NEW ENGLAND ORCHARDS offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Situated atop hills, overlooking valleys, or nestled in among the…

The Most Prolific Apple

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING things about the apple is how it connects us to our past.  A history book, a…

New England’s Diverse Diversified Orchards

VISITING RHODE ISLAND’S orchards is a little different from most of New England. There is generally less acreage, and few grand…