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Baking with Apples for the Holidays

IT IS NO WONDER that apples feature prominently in holiday celebrations.  They represent the bounty of the year’s harvest. They brighten…

Delivering the Apples for Thanksgiving

NEW ENGLAND APPLE GROWERS can sometimes seem a pessimistic lot. No matter what time of year you talk to them, their…

A Fresh Apple Bake, Macouns, and Orchard Sculpture

THERE ARE ALMOST AS MANY WAYS to cook apples as there are apples, as is evidenced by the sheer number of…

Russets for Walking and Cider

AN APPLE is the perfect walking companion, appealing to all the senses while providing a sweet, healthy energy boost.  An apple…

A Gallery of Growers (and Late-Season Apples)

AN APPLE GROWER is many things: A gardener first and foremost, of course, on a grand scale. An arborist; while most…

October Orchard And Big E Friends!

THIS WEEKEND may be your last chance to go apple picking at many New England orchards. Many farm stores remain open…

Peeling Back An Apple’s Name

APPLE NAMES are as diverse — and informative and curious — as the fruit they describe. Early marketers tried to distinguish…

Apples Good As Gold

MOST PEOPLE think “red” when they think apple. The vast majority of apples feature the color, after all, and popular cultural…

Finding Your Favorite Apple

ONE OF THE GREAT VIRTUES of New England’s apple orchards is their diversity. Every orchard is different in landscape, growing style,…

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…