New England apple orchards

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…

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…

Deep-Dish Apple Bars with Zestar! and Rambour Franc

APPLE BARS make a great dessert or snack, although they come in many forms. They can be light or heavy, cake-like…

Apple Banana Scones with Red Gravensteins (and a Good 2017 Apple Forecast)

THERE’S NOTHING like a good scone for breakfast or a snack, lightly sweetened with fruit and with a crumbly, cake-like texture. But sometimes…

Apple Eggplant Towers with Pristines

ONE OF THE PLEASURES of baking with early season apples is that there is an abundance of fresh, local produce…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed and…

Winning Apple Pies

CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking an…

A Corporate Giant Slams New England Apple Growers

JONAGOLD is one of the finest apples grown in New England. In taste tests, consumers rate it highly — as high…

A Tale of Two Delicious Apples

THEY ARE BOTH mostly sweet, conical in shape, late-season apples. Their names are identical except for their predominant coloring. They…