New England Apple Association

The McIntosh will soon be ready at Sholan Farm in Leominster, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell)
Expect a Good Crop of McIntosh and Other New England Apples

NEW ENGLAND expects a good fresh apple crop in 2018, although there will be some fluctuations throughout the six-state region….

Step right into the orchard as Brookfield Orchards celebrats its 100th anniversary this Saturday, August 25. See below for details. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apples and Eggs

APPLES AND EGGS make a sweet breakfast combination, no matter how you crack it. Baked or fried, in the oven…

Paula Red apples are almost ready for picking at New England's orchards. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
A Warm Welcome to Apples!

WELCOME to the 2018 New England fresh apple harvest! Picking is already underway at many orchards (visit the Orchard Finder…

Sunday Morning Apple Omelet. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Sunday Morning Apple Omelet

APPLES CAN MAKE an exquisite omelet, especially if they are caramelized first. In addition to softening the apples, caramelizing —…

THE ORCHARD, OLD AND NEW: Above, new intensive plantings of dwarf apple trees attached to trellises at Rogers Orchards, Southington, Connecticut. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
Apple Date Pecan Bars

DATES AND APPLES sounded like a good, if unusual, combination, and we were not disappointed with these Apple Date Pecan…

Kaleidoscopic Apple Salad

APPLES CAN BE TRICKY in salads. They add great flavor and interest, but their crisp texture and tart flavor can…

An Uplifting Apple Hash

IT STANDS TO REASON that the apple — that most gregarious of foods — would get along famously with the…

Apple Stir-Fry

FEW DISHES are as satisfying and easy to prepare as a stir-fry. Just coat the bottom of a skillet with…

Apple McIntosh and Cheese

APPLES AND CHEDDAR are no strangers to one another. Cheddar cheese with apple pie is a New England tradition. A…

The Perfect Apple Brownie

AFTER THUMBING THROUGH Linda Beaulieu’s excellent The New England Orchard Cookbook (Globe Pequot, 2016), a beautiful homage to the apple…

Super Apple Sandwiches

APPLES SHOW their amazing versatility in this trio of scrumptious, satisfying sandwiches. Tuna and sweet relish? Mustard and spinach? Greek…

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…