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The Apple Party Known As CiderDays

CROWDS AS DIVERSE and far-flung as the apples they came to admire swarmed on Franklin County in western Massachusetts last…

Fresh Spencers In Mrs. Cheney’s Nobby Apple Cake

ONE OF THE NEWER and less heralded of the offspring of McIntosh is Spencer. Spencer is a cross of McIntosh…

In With The New (Cameo, CrimsonCrisp, and Topaz Apples)

NEW APPLE varieties are continually being developed, some the old-fashioned way, as chance seedlings in the wild, and others in…

It’s New England Apple Day!

A beautiful hillside at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire TODAY MARKS the official celebration of the fresh apple harvest…

A Healthy Outlook For New England Apples; Introducing Akane and Sansa

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS expect a good crop this fall with an estimated 3.5 million 42-pound boxes, just under the…

Green New England Apple Orchards

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS are the site of more and more solar and wind installations and other renewable energy systems. It…

‘Tis The Season For Apple Gifts

APPLES OF NEW ENGLAND (Countryman Press, 2014), a history of apple growing in New England, includes photographs and descriptions of…

The Case of the Pink Lady Apple (in Stir-Fry Salad)

PINK LADY has it all: a highly distinctive color; rich flavor; a glamorous name evoking the grenadine-laced cocktail of the…

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest…

Scenes From a New England Orchard (and Apple Hermits)

THE DAY BEGAN damp and dreary, but Bolton Orchards in Bolton, Massachusetts, was beautiful nonetheless on Sunday, with a few…

Who Makes the Best Apple Cider Donut?

THE QUESTION of who makes the best cider donut inspires considerable debate and some controversy. These humble, cake-like orbs are nearly…

Red Apple Farm Turns 100; McIntosh Apples Ready!

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, and an early crop make this a perfect time for apple picking. McIntosh, the region’s most…