WOW, it’s hot outside! While this heat wave may put a damper on your plans to bask in the sun all weekend, we promise it’s not all bad news. In fact … it’s great news for a certain fuzzy fruit that you’ve been waiting all summer for. You probably know which fruit I’m referring to. Maybe it’s their adorably round heart shape, or their velvety soft skin, or maybe it’s their sunshine yellow flesh, but there are few fruits that … Keep Reading
Who wants to turn on their oven during a summer heat wave? Not us! Now, salad can get boring, but it definitely does not have to, especially not when July has gifted us with an abundance of early blueberries. They’re practically falling off the bushes right now, begging to be picked and savored. Big, plump blueberries add a burst of sweetness to any number of delicious summer salads. But the small, slightly tart blueberries found this early in July lend … Keep Reading
It’s obvious at this point that 2020 will be a year for the history books. As much as the future is our main focus in everything we prioritize at the farm, the past has shaped our landscape both literally and figuratively. So we decided to do a little digging into history, to learn more about how racial justice intersects with our own mission here at Red Apple Farm. We can by no means take credit for leading the movements, such … Keep Reading
New England: It’s a central part of our identity as an apple orchard nestled in the hills of North Central Massachusetts. If you grew up in the region, it’s likely a huge part of your identity too, your childhood memories and lingering nostalgia inextricable from its four distinct seasons. At least once in your life, you’ve probably lamented the long winter and threatened to pack up and move to the west coast. These threats are always empty, though. Year after … Keep Reading
With apple season coming into full swing this year its great to take a moment and look back at past apple seasons. Thanks to Mrs. Nancy MacEwan, our friend and neighbor, we recently acquired a 1968 article featuring a picture of her picking and sorting apples. Here’s an excerpt from Worcester’s The Evening Gazette that I hope you enjoy reading as much as we do: Apple Farm to Hold Annual Open House By Steven Preston, The Evening Gazette, Thursday, October … Keep Reading
A big thanks to James A. from Toronto, Canada for our recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor: “Could this be the greatest place on earth? It’s quite possible that this is the place where our savior will return to us, solely for the purpose of getting some delicious little powder cinnamon/sugar donuts before casting us into the depths of the abyss. To me this is a perfectly acceptable outcome as long as I can have a few of those donuts … Keep Reading
“Meet the Vendor” Al & Nancy Rose, Owners of Red Apple Farm “New York City has the Big Apple, but Boston has the Red Apple” -Al Rose Learn more about the special people who tend the orchard! Find out why they love what they do, where it all started, and what they do in their free time (hint: its usually involves food!). Tell us a little bit about your business.
The following is the beginning of a memoir written by Carolyn Rose. My father-in-law found it recently and passed it along to me. I have typed it directly from her manuscript that was written on blank ‘Welcome Wagon’ hostess forms. Additionally, we estimate this picture of her, taken in her very modern kitchen for a USDA article, dates from the late 1930’s. We hope you enjoy the glimpse into the past as much as we have. -Nancy Rose Carolyn Rose … Keep Reading