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Raise A Birthday Toast To Johnny Appleseed

IT IS FITTING that Massachusetts native John Chapman’s birthday falls smack in the middle of the fresh apple harvest. That’s because…

How To Treat An Apple (Apple Crisp Is Back!)

APPLES, compared to most fruits and vegetables, are remarkably sturdy. Handled and stored properly, they will keep for weeks or…

Appreciating The Pick-Your-Own Peak

NEW ENGLAND APPLE ORCHARDS hit their sensory peak in September and October, making now the perfect time to pick your own…

What’s So Special About A New England Apple?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS to choose locally grown apples.  Almost any fruit or vegetable, from strawberries to tomatoes, tastes better the…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

Double Vision (and Apple Squares)

MANY NEW ENGLAND ORCHARDS offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Situated atop hills, overlooking valleys, or nestled in among the…

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,…