Clarkdale Fruit Farms

Dining with Apples from Salad to Dessert

NO FOOD is more versatile or adaptable than apples.  Apples are equally good eaten fresh or cooked. Apples go well with…

A Toast to Cider

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

It’s Crunch Time!

THERE ARE MORE FLAVORS, textures, and colors than ever at New England’s apple orchards as the fresh harvest approaches its…

What Makes New England Apples Special?

MOST OF NEW ENGLAND’S FRESH-GROWN APPLES are consumed right here where they are grown. That means consumers get the freshest fruit…

A Fireworks of Fruit

FOR MANY New England orchards, the fresh apple harvest is the grand finale to a seasons-long explosion of colorful and flavorful…

Blossom Time!

THE ORCHARD is a beautiful place at any time of year, and the start of the growing season, spring bloom, is…

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,…

A World of Tree Fruit

WITH CLEAR SKIES and warm temperatures predicted, this weekend is an ideal time to visit a New England orchard.  Early season…

Apple Season Has Arrived!

WELCOME to the 2020 apple season — and to our weekly apple blog. New posts will be published before every weekend…

Apple Beauty Shots (and Air-Fried Turnovers)

NOW THAT THE APPLES are mostly off the trees at New England’s orchards, we get to enjoy their beauty close…