Green Mountain Orchards

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…

Apple Season in Full Swing

IT WAS A GREAT DAY Saturday for apple lovers of all ages as they flocked to New England apple orchards…

Meet the Apples and Artists

TWO OF NEW ENGLAND’s leading strengths — the diversity of its apples and orchards, and its preeminence in ciders — will…

A Good Crop of Apples (and Art)!

NEW ENGLAND EXPECTS a good apple crop in 2021, a welcome development after last year’s smaller-than-normal one. Apple growers face a…

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…

Great October Apples

SOME OF THE BEST APPLES of the New England harvest ripen in October. As days grow shorter and nights get cooler,…

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…

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…

Green Mountain Orchards, Putney, Vermont. (Russell Steven Powell)
How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

A FRIEND recently wrote to us, asking for advice on making the perfect apple pie for Thanksgiving. We immediately directed him…

A Corail is a Pinova, an Apple Crostata is Like a Galette

APPLE VARIETIES have a long tradition of having multiple names. Before it became Baldwin, the apple was known as Woodpecker,…

Try Empires in Apple-Pear Cobbler with Cheddar

WITH THE ARRIVAL of classic mid- to late-season apples like Cortland, Macoun, and McIntosh, and newcomers like Gala, Honeycrisp, and…

New England’s Apple Crop Approaching its Peak

A BRIEF TOUR of Vermont orchards Monday shows how New England’s 2016 apple crop is shaping up. Mid-season varieties like…