Pine Hill Orchards

A Toast to Cider

RICH, FROTHY CIDER, fresh or hard, is as complex and variable as the fruit from which it is made. Now…

It’s Crunch Time!

THERE ARE MORE FLAVORS, textures, and colors than ever at New England’s apple orchards as the fresh harvest approaches its…

What Makes New England Apples Special?

MOST OF NEW ENGLAND’S FRESH-GROWN APPLES are consumed right here where they are grown. That means consumers get the freshest fruit…

Apple Season in Full Swing

IT WAS A GREAT DAY Saturday for apple lovers of all ages as they flocked to New England apple orchards…

Meet the Apples and Artists

TWO OF NEW ENGLAND’s leading strengths — the diversity of its apples and orchards, and its preeminence in ciders — will…

A Good Crop of Apples (and Art)!

NEW ENGLAND EXPECTS a good apple crop in 2021, a welcome development after last year’s smaller-than-normal one. Apple growers face a…

All Things ConCidered

To see how cider is made, watch this seven-minute video. THIS WEEKEND marks the official celebration of the 26th annual Franklin County CiderDays,…

Raise a Toast to CiderDays and John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed)!

IT IS ONLY FITTING that, during the week leading up to what would have been a three-day celebration of apple cider,…

Apple Season Has Arrived!

WELCOME to the 2020 apple season — and to our weekly apple blog. New posts will be published before every weekend…

Don’t Forget the Apples!

DURING TIMES LIKE THIS, it is more important than ever that we eat well and support our local businesses. Both…

Celebrating Cider

IF APPLES were not remarkable enough for their variety for fresh eating or their versatility when cooked, they are utterly…

McIntosh, Still the Gold Standard

THE APPLE is an amazing food. It comes in all colors and shapes. It is extremely prolific, and it is…