New England Apples, Early October

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THE 2014 NEW ENGLAND APPLE crop is decidedly uneven. Some orchards have plenty of fruit, some just miles away have been forced to close early …

New England Apples From Neighboring New York

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ALTHOUGH THEY SOMETIMES COMPETE in the marketplace, New England and New York apple growers have a long tradition of cooperation and collaboration. For nearly six …

McIntosh Babies (Cortland, Empire, And Macoun Apples)

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THE INFLUENCE of McIntosh on the world’s apple supply extends well beyond the McIntosh itself. Its exceptional flavor, juiciness, and aroma have made McIntosh a …

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

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MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest on Saturday, October 20, at …

Winning New England Apple Pie Recipes Feature Cortlands

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THE BIG WINNER at Mount Wachusett AppleFest’s second annual apple pie contest October 15? The Cortland. It was the only variety used by both winners: …

Entering apple pie zone

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REV UP YOUR KITCHENS, ladies and gentlemen We have now officially entered the year’s biggest apple pie-making zone: Thanksgiving week. These next few days are your …

New England apple pie

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