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Step right into the orchard as Brookfield Orchards celebrats its 100th anniversary this Saturday, August 25. See below for details. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apples and Eggs

APPLES AND EGGS make a sweet breakfast combination, no matter how you crack it. Baked or fried, in the oven…

Paula Red apples are almost ready for picking at New England's orchards. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
A Warm Welcome to Apples!

WELCOME to the 2018 New England fresh apple harvest! Picking is already underway at many orchards (visit the Orchard Finder…

Apple Stir-Fry

FEW DISHES are as satisfying and easy to prepare as a stir-fry. Just coat the bottom of a skillet with…

Deep-Dish Apple Bars with Zestar! and Rambour Franc

APPLE BARS make a great dessert or snack, although they come in many forms. They can be light or heavy, cake-like…

Apple Eggplant Towers with Pristines

ONE OF THE PLEASURES of baking with early season apples is that there is an abundance of fresh, local produce…

Apples A (Akane) to Z (Zestar!)

TWO APPLES now available at many New England orchards span the alphabet: Akane and Zestar! With mid-season varieties like McIntosh,…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the iconic apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…

‘Macoun’ rhymes with ‘Noun’

PEOPLE MAY DIFFER on how to pronounce it, but there is nearly universal agreement that Macoun is one of the…

You say ‘gal-la, I say ‘gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

There is no ‘A’ in McIntosh

MANY PEOPLE, and some orchards and supermarkets we have visited, want to stick an “a” between the capital “M” and…

The apples are coming!

THE FIRST early season New England apples are already being picked! To learn more, and to find out what we…