Frank Carlson

Time to get hopping (to New England’s apple orchards)

THERE IS NOTHING like a day of orchard hopping to get the juices going about the 2015 apple crop. We…

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…

Pollination and spring apple bloom

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS are about to blossom. After last year’s early bloom — two or three weeks in some…

New England hot mulled cider

ONE OF THE VIRTUES of apple cider — and there are many — is its versatility. Like the fruit from which…