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A Toast to Cider

RICH, FROTHY CIDER, fresh or hard, is as complex and variable as the fruit from which it is made. Now…

Heirloom Apples: A Bite of History

HISTORIANS, WRITERS, FILMMAKERS have tried in countless ways to imagine, preserve, and understand the past. Our connection to our ancestors informs…

The Best Pie Apple (and Our 2022 Calendar!)

WHAT IS THE BEST APPLE for apple pie? It is among our most frequently asked questions. It is a matter of…

Apple Art

APPLES HAVE INSPIRED countless artists over the centuries, attracted by their dazzling colors, interesting shapes, and iconic cultural status. A…

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…

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. …

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…

Apple Growers Face COVID-19

NEW ENGLAND’S FRUIT GROWERS know what it is like to be vulnerable to the forces of nature. Whether it is…

Jonagold, and New England Apple Muffins

WITH OCTOBER comes a rush of late-season apples, from the New England heirlooms Baldwin and Northern Spy, to a trio…

McIntosh, Still the Gold Standard

THE APPLE is an amazing food. It comes in all colors and shapes. It is extremely prolific, and it is…