Red Apple Farm

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…

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,…

Celebrating Cider

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

Flowers in the Orchard

APPLE GROWERS are great gardeners. It stands to reason, as they have the skills and passion for growing things on…

A sample of entries in the Great New England Apple Pie Contest. (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Pie Bakers, Start Your Ovens!

ANY TIME is a good time for apple pie, but the bountiful fresh harvest presents plentiful opportunities for experimenting or…

Apple Raspberry Crisp (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Raspberry Crisp

FOR A SPECTACULAR variation on apple crisp, add raspberries. The resulting mix of flavors is complex and superb, as both…

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….

Apple Rhapsody

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

Wealthy, Hermits, and the 2016 New England Apple Crop

WEALTHY, like the late-season apple Northern Spy, is a variety that was first grown in another state with seeds from…