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Apple Thanksgiving

APPLE ORCHARDS are a central, iconic, ever-evolving feature of the New England landscape, the living past. Apple trees change with…

30 Shades of Apple

THE TIME FOR PICKING apples fresh off the tree is fast coming to a close. Many New England orchards operate…

Apples: The Colors of Fall

EVEN BEFORE the leaves turn color, there is every imaginable shade in New England’s apple orchards. Click on the apple’s…

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…

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,…

Take a Walk with an Apple, the Original Juice Box

AN APPLE is many things. Apples are a valuable food, first and foremost, chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, high in…

Apple Growers Face COVID-19

NEW ENGLAND’S FRUIT GROWERS know what it is like to be vulnerable to the forces of nature. Whether it is…

Jonagold, and New England Apple Muffins

WITH OCTOBER comes a rush of late-season apples, from the New England heirlooms Baldwin and Northern Spy, to a trio…

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…

Winning Apple Pies

CONGRATULATIONS to the wife-and-husband team of Lori and Michael Meiners and their four-year-old son, Jack, winners in this year’s Great…

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….