Fruit: A History of Apples

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Most historians believe the apple originated in the Dzungarian Alps, a mountain range separating Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China, where wild apple trees still produce teensy apples the size and shape of the […]

Fire Blight

This serious bacterial disease can take control of your orchard.

Recipe: Hot Toddy With Brown-Sugar Apples

We now have a few local corn whiskies in the Hudson Valley, N.Y., that really warm you up from the inside. This recipe is adapted from local star chef, Peter Kelly, chef-owner of X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Restaurant X and Xaviars, located in the Hudson Valley. INGREDIENTS 1 ounce corn whiskey 1 ounce apple […]

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One Perfect Apple

Despite getting a late start on planting, our four new columnar apple trees are doing quite well.

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Apples, Honey, and Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish new year celebration is a great time to celebrate the harvest and think about your farm goals for the next growing season.

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

I have a friend who takes holiday cookies seriously. She starts well in advance, makes many dozens of cookies and always has a plateful ready to offer her guests and co-workers. Often we manage to bake together in her large kitchen this time of year; it’s a domestic pleasure and a gesture of friendship I […]

Carrot Apple Muffins

As you’re preparing for this week’s Thanksgiving dinner, other meals may fall by the wayside, but they shouldn’t—especially not breakfast. There are many options for serving up a simple yet nutritious breakfast on Thanksgiving morning to prepare you for the day of cooking and feasting ahead. Homemade muffins, for example, are fast, flexible and healthy. […]

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