Cold Spring Orchard

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…

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…

The Duchess is Waiting

THERE ARE TWO TYPES of early season apples: heirlooms that were once valued for extending the season, and newer varieties…

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…

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….

Feast Your Eyes, Then Your Palate!

THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE to enjoy the New England landscape than its apple orchards. No two orchards are exactly alike,…

Apple Pudding Cake

LAST WEEK we posted a recipe for the air fryer, Air Fried Apple Turnovers. Sticking with the theme of unusual ways…

Glazed Apple Cookies (Russell Steven Powell)
Ron Hackett’s Cider Donuts and Favorite Apple Cookies

RON AND CELIA HACKETT have been growing apples for more than 50 years in South Hero, Vermont, on the southern…

Empire apples, Dowse Orchards, Sherborn, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)
Empire and Jonagold: Great Apples By Any Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD apples have a lot in common. They are mid- to late-season apples with outstanding flavor and texture….

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…

It’s a Beautiful Day in the New England Orchard!

THE BLOSSOMS are peaking now at many New England orchards, and close up or from a distance, it is a…

What is the Best Pie Apple?

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