New England pick-your-own orchards

The Most Prolific Apple

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING things about the apple is how it connects us to our past.  A history book, a…

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,…

A World of Tree Fruit

WITH CLEAR SKIES and warm temperatures predicted, this weekend is an ideal time to visit a New England orchard.  Early season…

The World’s Second-Best Apple Pickles

WE HAD NEVER HEARD of apple pickles before Jim Bair, president and CEO of USApple, casually mentioned them at dinner…

Apples for All Ages and Places

IF, as the English poet and hymnodist William Cowper (1731-1800) said, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all…

Nothing Beats a McIntosh Apple

COMPARED TO MANY VARIETIES, McIntosh is a finicky apple. The creamy flesh beneath its thin skin bruises easily, and, more…

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…