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Appreciating The Pick-Your-Own Peak

NEW ENGLAND APPLE ORCHARDS hit their sensory peak in September and October, making now the perfect time to pick your own…

Plenty Of Apples In The Forecast

THERE’S GOOD NEWS for apple lovers! Despite drought conditions that have impacted much of the six-state region, most New England orchards…

August Apples

AUGUST APPLES. THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE is intentional. These varieties ripen this month, and they are a robust, impressive bunch. Here are…

Peach Perfect

FEW DESSERTS or snacks are as sweet, juicy, and tender as a ripe peach from close to where it was grown…

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…

The Duchess is Waiting

THERE ARE TWO TYPES of early season apples: heirlooms that were once valued for extending the season, and newer varieties…

New England’s Diverse Diversified Orchards

VISITING RHODE ISLAND’S orchards is a little different from most of New England. There is generally less acreage, and few grand…

Apple Season Has Arrived!

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

Get Early Season Apples While They’re Hot

THERE ARE some outstanding early season New England apples that are already being harvested, or soon to be picked, from…

Apple Rhapsody

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

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…