New England orchards

A Virtual Orchard Tour on New England Apple Day

TODAY, APPLES ARE BEING CELEBRATED around the region as part of the third annual New England Apple Day. The fresh crop…

Time to Get Wealthy

WEALTHY IS A MIDWESTERN HEIRLOOM with New England roots. In 1853, Peter Gideon moved to Minnesota and began experimenting with apple…

New England Expects a Good 2011 Apple Crop

GET READY for a crisp, juicy crop of New England apples this fall as the region’s orchards move into the…

Early New England Apples: Ginger Gold and Jersey Mac

IF YOU ARE HANKERING for an early season apple, your ship has come in. Two of the earliest varieties, Ginger…

Pollination and Spring Bloom

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS are about to blossom. After last year’s early bloom — two or three weeks in some…

Peels on! Caramelize! (Apple Puff Omelet, and the High Cost of Picking Apples)

I CAN HEAR THEM NOW, sizzling in the cast iron skillet, the colorful mix of New England apples (you should…

New England Orchard Pruning, ‘IPM,’ and Apple-plum Combo

APPLES ARE SO AGREEABLE. Invite them to breakfast, lunch, or dinner and they will feel quite at home. It doesn’t…

New England Apple Valentine

WANT TO IMPRESS your sweetheart with a sensual Valentine’s Day treat that goes straight to the heart and is more…

New England Apple Dumplings (and Food Security)

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE now, consumers of apples purchased at grocery stores have had to peel off a small…

New England Hot Mulled Cider

ONE OF THE VIRTUES of apple cider — and there are many — is its versatility. Like the fruit from which…

New England Apple Pie Crust

Apple pie should be eaten “while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied…

New England Apple Pie

WHAT IS the best pie apple? There are several schools of thought on this. Some people have their absolute favorites,…