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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…

How To Treat An Apple (Apple Crisp Is Back!)

APPLES, compared to most fruits and vegetables, are remarkably sturdy. Handled and stored properly, they will keep for weeks or…

Appreciating The Pick-Your-Own Peak

NEW ENGLAND APPLE ORCHARDS hit their sensory peak in September and October, making now the perfect time to pick your own…

What’s So Special About A New England Apple?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS to choose locally grown apples.  Almost any fruit or vegetable, from strawberries to tomatoes, tastes better the…

Plenty Of Apples In The Forecast

THERE’S GOOD NEWS for apple lovers! Despite drought conditions that have impacted much of the six-state region, most New England orchards…

August Apples

AUGUST APPLES. THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE is intentional. These varieties ripen this month, and they are a robust, impressive bunch. Here are…

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…