Clarkdale Fruit Farms

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…

Celebrating Cider

IF APPLES were not remarkable enough for their variety for fresh eating or their versatility when cooked, they are utterly…

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…

The World’s Second-Best Apple Pickles

WE HAD NEVER HEARD of apple pickles before Jim Bair, president and CEO of USApple, casually mentioned them at dinner…

Apples for All Ages and Places

IF, as the English poet and hymnodist William Cowper (1731-1800) said, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all…

Flowers in the Orchard

APPLE GROWERS are great gardeners. It stands to reason, as they have the skills and passion for growing things on…

The Perfect Apple Brownie

AFTER THUMBING THROUGH Linda Beaulieu’s excellent The New England Orchard Cookbook (Globe Pequot, 2016), a beautiful homage to the apple…

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…

Cool Spring Warmly Received by New England Apple Growers

THE LONG WINTER and cool spring may be frustrating to heat-starved New Englanders, but it is good news for the…

How to Eat a Fresh Apple

TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It…

What is the Best Pie Apple?

AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest…

New England’s Insatiable Thirst for Apple Cider

A RENEWED INTEREST IN APPLE CIDER, fresh and hard, is evident wherever it is sold. Visitors to the New England…